Porsche ramps up Taycan launch with record run at Nurburgring


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.


Denis Wong

Denis Wong

In the age of misinformation and spin, Denis prefers candour and a counterpoint, because the truth matters.
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