Porsche has cast a spell on the Taycan, its first all-electric car, with some test results ahead of the revelation scheduled for next week.
In his latest test, Porsche stated that a pre-production prototype from Taycan has set a new race track record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The German automaker says that a Taycan electric car powered by Lars Kern completed the notoriously difficult 20.6km in seven minutes and 42 seconds – setting the record as the "fastest four-door all-electric sports car".
Kern Zum Erlebnis:
"The Taycan is also suitable for racetracks and has proven this convincingly on the most demanding racetrack in the world. I am always impressed how stable the all-electric sports car drives in high-speed sections such as Kesselchen and how neutral it accelerates on narrow sections such as Adenauer Forst.
Porsche released a video of The Performance: [1
Stefan Weckbach, VP of Product Line Taycan, also commented on the record round:
"The Taycan has mastered his Triple Endurance Run excellently. First of all, our electric sports car proved the reproducibility of its performance in a strenuous test with 26 consecutive acceleration runs from zero to 200 km / h. Then he put in Nardò without problems within 24 hours 3.425 kilometers back and now set the record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Numerous factors contribute to this performance and powertrain efficiency, even at high speeds. These include the suspension systems, which react within fractions of a second, as well as the outstanding aerodynamics.
Several prototypes of Porsche Taycan have been tested on the Nürburgring Nordschleife for years.
The automaker has made it an important test site for its first all-electric vehicle.
The production version of the Taycan will be presented on September 4th.
We are as excited as anyone else for the Porsche Taycan at Electrek. However, I am not sure how impressive this record really is in the big picture of things.
You can always claim a recording if you are specific enough. In this case, I do not know many four-door all-electric sedans that drive a record lap on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
Maybe Tesla Performance vehicles could have tried it, but that's about it.
Earlier this year We saw a Tesla Model 3 Performance do a 9-minute lap at the Nürburgring race track, but it was on a public day of driving and there was a lot of traffic slowing it down.
Apart from the four-door record The time is objectively good and beat several gas-powered sports cars. It is also about 1 minute from the total record of the production car.
Other electric vehicles have also performed well on the track. The NIO EP9, an electric supercar, beat every production car a few years ago with a lap record at the Nürburgring of 6: 45.90.
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