Porsche has lot of things going for them with their upcoming Taycan EV. Now, the Italian luxury automaker has invented a new record category which is called four-door, all-electric sports cars. Porsche Taycan EV created this on iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife. This pre-series Taycan was helmed by test driver Lars Kern. He managed to conquer this tricky track in 7 minutes and 42 seconds and thus established new record. For critics, this lap time may not seem that spectacular as Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio with 510 PS managed to do it in 7 minutes and 32 second in 2015. Comparatively, Giulia Quadrifoglio is 10 seconds quicker than the 600hp Taycan.
Porsche Panamera Turbo is quicker than the Taycan by 4 seconds and took 7 minutes and 38 seconds in 2017 to cover the same track. Recently, Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ lapped the iconic ring in 7 minutes and 25.4 seconds in October 2018. Now, if we compare the feat of Porsche Taycan with other EVs, it won’t stand a chance. For instance, Volkswagen ID.R and Nio EP9 are way quicker than Porsche Taycan as they took 6m 05.3s and 6m 45.9s respectively. ID.R is purpose-built, record breaker racer whereas EP9 is a hypercar.
Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record is the latest stage in Taycan’s Triple Endurance Run. It also consist of a strenuous test involving 26 successive acceleration run from 0 to 124mph and covering distance of 3,425 km within 24 hours on the Nardo high-speed test track. This feat by Porsche Taycan is not a coincidence considering a significant amount of time was spent on Nordschleife during development phase. It started from an early simulator stage.