- Electric Porsche’s Record 7 minute 33.35 Lap of the Nürburgring
A Porsche’s Taycan Turbo S has broken the Nürburgring Nordschleife electric car lap record. Driven by Porsche development driver Lars Kern, th Taycan circulated the Green Hell in 7 minutes 33.35 seconds to improve his own 2019 mark abpard a prototype Taycan by nine seconds.
Record Taycan Packed a Tequipment Kit
Specified with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, the Tequipment Performance Kit quipped 2023 Taycan also ran on Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres on 21-inch RS Spyder wheels for the attempt. Packing a 460 kW system output, Launch Control enables the car’s electric motors to briefly deliver 560 kW when accelerating from a standstill.
While the Taycan remains well off Tesla’s 7m05 modified Model S Plaid Nürburgring lap record, that modified car carried significant upgrades, so does not qualify for the street cae record. A Standard Tesla Model S indeed lapped the ‘Ring in 7 minutes 35,579 seconds, now making the Taycan the quickest ever standard electric car ever to lap the epic racetrack.
The Manthey Performance Porsche 991.2 911 GT2 RS holds the all time Nordscheife record at 6m38.835s, set last year to beat the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series’ 2020 6m43.616s tour. It in turn deposed the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ LP770-4’s 6m44.972s record. Taycan has some way to go to match the 4-door record currently credited to the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé GT 63 S 4MATIC+’s 7m23.009s 2021 mark, beating the Jaguar XE SV Project 8’s 2018 7m23.164s lap.
Taycan in Good Company on the Nürburgring
A little further down the Nürburgring lap record list, the cars closest to the Taycan in the 7 minute 33 bracket are the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio in 2016, the Pagani Zonda in ’06, Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS in 2010 and the Porsche 911 GT2 in 2007. Then comes the Taycan, Next best is the 2008 Koenigsegg CCX, 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S, the 2021 SUV record holding Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, the 2005 Koenigsegg and the 2011 Nissan GT-R.