Just days ahead of its official reveal on 4 September 2019, Porsche’s new all-electric Taycan has set a new record for 4-door electric vehicles at the famous German proving ground, the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
We were recently treated to interior images of the forthcoming Porsche Taycan and needless to say it certainly looks to be an exciting addition to the Porsche family.
Now, however, a Taycan prototype has set a new record for 4-door electric vehicles at the Nurburgring, completing the challenging course in a time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds. The Taycan was driven by Porsche test driver, Lars Kern.
For perspective, the Taycan was only 4 seconds slower than Panamera Turbo’s run in 2016 at 7 minutes and 38 seconds. The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, driven by Timo Bernhard, still holds the overall Nurburgring record with a blistering time of 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds set in 2018.
The Taycan makes use of 2 electric motors fed by a battery pack comprising 4-volt cells, which equates to a range of 500 km. The battery pack can be fast-charged to 400km (80%) in just 15 minutes.
The combined power output of the synchronous electric motors - each of which powers an axle - is confirmed at 440 kW making the Taycan a rather lively machine. It can sprint from zero to 100 kph in under 3.5 seconds!
Watch the video below to see the Porsche Taycan smash the record at the Nurburgring.