Porsche Taycan Sets New EV Lap Record at Nürburgring Racetrack [VIDEO]
It wasn’t long ago that electric vehicles (EVs) couldn’t perform quite as well as internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, but that moment has since passed with one of Porsche’s vehicles setting a new record at a German raceway.
Driver Lars Kern has set a new lap record in a Porsche Taycan Turbo S EV at Germany’s Nürburgring raceway
Kern posted a 7:33 lap, representing the fastest lap made in a series-production vehicle on the 20.8-kilometer (12.9 miles) track.
The Porsche Taycan included a performance kit and Porsche’s Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCCC), along with an added roll cage and racing seats.
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Besides these few proprietary modifications, the EV was completely standard and weighed the exact same as the production model.
Tesla’s Model S Plaid had set a lap record at the same track, recording a time of 7:35.579 last September. You can bet Tesla will be back to challenge the Taycan record.
You can check out the Taycan Turbo S and its lap record below:
In February, a drag race pitted the Taycan Turbo S against the Lucid Air and the Tesla Model S Plaid in a much shorter race than the full lap taken by the Taycan at Nürburgring.
In Norway, the Porsche Taycan EV outsold all gas cars combined in January, a sign of the country’s adoption of EVs at a higher rate than almost any other country worldwide.
The Porsche Taycan also set a record for the shortest charge time to cross the U.S. in a test in January, officially registering the record with Guinness World Records.