Porsche Taycan takes back EV throne on the Nurburgring from Tesla Model S

Shaun · Aug 11, 2022 01:03 PM

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Porsche development driver Lars Kern has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in the Porsche Taycan Turbo S in 7 minutes 33 seconds, quicker than the Tesla Model S Plaid that did it in 7 minutes 35 seconds.

The Taycan Turbo S was equipped with the new performance kit and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and – aside from the required roll cage and racing seats – was an entirely standard production vehicle. It weighed the same as the series production car.

A notary was on hand to verify the new record time on the 20.8-kilometre circuit in Germany’s Eifel region, while TÜV Rheinland confirmed that the record-breaking road car was a standard production model.

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The performance kit includes 21-inch RS-Spyder-design wheels with road-approved, Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tyres that are now available for the Taycan. Their tyre compound is similar to that of racing tyres.

Another element of the performance kit is a software update to the Porsche 4D Chassis Control so that it works in harmony with the sports tyres. The system analyses and synchronises all the chassis systems of the Taycan in real time.

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“In the past, only thoroughbred super sports cars got into the 7:33 range,” says Kern. “With the new performance kit, I was able to push even harder, and the car was even more precise and agile to boot.”

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“We’re delighted that the Nürburgring record for electric cars is back in Porsche hands,” says Kevin Giek, Vice President Model Line Taycan. “This lap time not only shows how much potential lies in our new performance kit, but also confirms once again the sports car genes of the Taycan.”

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To recap, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S has a 93.4 kWh battery that allows for a WLTP range 440 km to 468 km. The electric motors produce a maximum combined output of 761 PS/1050 Nm.

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Shaun

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