Porsche has set a new Nurburgring lap time record for electric vehicles, with its all-electric Taycan Turbo S claiming the title of the fastest car around Germany’s famed racetrack. The car hit 7 minutes and 42 seconds around the 11.9-mile circuit in Eppingen, Germany beating the previous record by 1.6 seconds.
Porsche has claimed a new lap time record for electric vehicles around Germany’s famed Nürburgring racing circuit.
The Taycan Turbo S, which will be available in the UK later this year, set the new benchmark by covering 7 minutes 42 seconds in its first attempt on Sunday at what is now known as ‘the Green Hell’. The previous record was held by Jaguar with its iPace SUV-e model – with just two laps completed under 9 minutes 57 seconds – making this achievement all the more remarkable given that it was only two years ago when Benoit de Longueval set his official average speed down to 129mph (205km/h).
The electric Taycan Turbo S clocked in at 7 minutes and 42 seconds, beating the previous record of 7 minutes and 57 seconds set by the Jaguar iPace in 2018.
The Taycan is a Porsche electric car, and it’s not just the fastest production car ever to lap the Nurburgring. It also set a new record for overall time: 7 minutes and 42 seconds, beating the previous record of 7 minutes and 57 seconds set by the Jaguar iPace in 2018.
The Taycan Turbo S has been dubbed “the sports car for all seasons” due to its versatility; you can drive this electric on-road or off-road thanks to its four mode driving options that include Sport Plus with Traction Engine Control (TEC), Eco Pro mode with TEC off but still with engine management active at all times, Powerslide mode for enhanced traction when cornering hard through snow or mud at high speeds—or even Flat Mode if you want maximum efficiency on your commute home after work!
Porsche credits the car’s performance to its electric motors and powertrain.
Porsche says the car’s performance is thanks to its electric motors, which provide instant torque and acceleration. The Taycan Turbo S can also reach a top speed of over 400 km/h (249 mph), thanks to an additional 800 Nm (530 lb-ft) of torque available from its electric motor.
The powertrain is capable of delivering up to 600 hp, while charging its lithium-ion battery takes 30 minutes to achieve 80 percent capacity—fast enough for a quick recharge mid-day on a long journey through Europe or Asia.
This combination enables it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, reach 124 mph from a standing start in 9.8 seconds, and a top speed of 161 mph.
The Taycan Turbo S is a fast and powerful car that can reach speeds of 161 mph. It also has the ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.6 seconds, making it one of the quickest production cars on sale today.
Porsche taycan smashed the previous lap time for an electric vehicle
Porsche Taycan is the first production car to break the 7 minute mark in a production car with two motors, and it did so by just 0.3 seconds over its predecessor, which set an all-time record of 6:57.7 minutes. (A quick note on terminology here: “production” refers to vehicles that are made in large numbers by multiple manufacturers at once.)
The new record was set on Rimac’s track at Nurburgring, Germany—the same place where Porsche has held its own lap records since 2011 with its 919 Hybrid supercar prototype.
This is a great achievement for the Taycan and the Porsche brand. The company has been making huge strides in electric vehicles, with its Mission E concept car being one of the most advanced on the market today. It’s exciting to know that Porsche will continue to push new technologies and improve their cars as we move forward into an ever-evolving world of alternative fuel sources, reduced emissions, and more sustainable transportation options!