Pre-Production Porsche Taycan Sets Record at Nürburgring-Nordschleife
A pre-production model of the Porsche Taycan has set the record for four-door, all-electric sports cars on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit after it was clocked with a lap time of seven minuts and 42 seconds over the legendary 20.6-kilometer course with test driver Lars Kern behind the wheel. "The Taycan is also suitable for race tracks and it convincingly proved that here on the world’s most challenging circuit," said Kern. "Again and again, I am impressed at how stable the all-electric sports car handles in high-speed sections, such as Kes-selchen, and how neutrally it accelerates from tight sections, such as Adenauer Forst." "The Taycan mastered its Triple Endurance Run superbly," added Stefan Weckbach, vice president of the Taycan product line. "First, our electric sports car demonstrated the reproducibility of its performance as part of a strenuous test involving 26 successive acceleration runs from zero to 200 kph. Then it completed 3,425 kilometres within 24 hours in Nardò without any issues and now the record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife." "Numerous factors contribute to this performance and the efficiency of the powertrain, also at high speeds," he added. "These include the chassis systems that react within a fraction of a second as well as the outstanding aerodynamics." Porsche also revealed that a pre-production Taycan did a test run at the end of July where it accelerated from zero to 200 kph no less than 26 successive times down an airport runway, with the average acceleration figure from the timed runs being under ten seconds and the difference between the fastest and slowest acceleration runs as only 0.8 seconds.