Another day, another new record at the Nordschleife, but this one happened rather ‘quietly’ over the 20.6 km north loop of the Green Hell courtesy of the all-electric Porsche Taycan; a pre-production unit piloted by test driver Lars Kern.

Stefan Weckbach (left), VP of Product Line for Taycan, and test driver Lars Kern.

Kern stopped the clock at 7 minutes 42 seconds. For context, the Panamera Turbo Hybrid managed 7 minutes 38 seconds some three years ago, but the Taycan is fully-electric, so it now holds the record for being the fastest all-electric four-door to have lapped Nurburgring.

“Again and again, I am impressed at how stable the all-electric sports car handles in high-speed sections, such as Kesselchen, and how neutrally it accelerates from tight sections, such as Adenauer Forst,” exclaimed Kern.

It worth noting that the Taycan deploys a two-motor all-wheel drive system and features adaptive air suspension and roll stabilisation. Okay Porsche, it’s time to peel off those unsightly stickers and show us the whole hog.

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