Ahead of its launch on the 4th September, the Porsche Taycan has continued its promo tour by taking on the Nürburgring and setting a new lap record. Successfully completing the 20.6-kilometre course in seven minutes and 42 seconds, Porsche say that this record further proves that the Taycan is setting new standards for four-door all-electric sports cars.
The lap, which was completed by Porsche’s very own Lars Kern, set a new record for four-door, all-electric sports cars and was actually as fast as the time set by Walter Rohrl in the 997 911 GT3. When you consider that the Taycan is a big car with space to comfortably seat four people, that’s a really impressive feat.
This record set by the Porsche Taycan is the latest in a line of very impressive press releases that have appeared from Porsche over the last few weeks. Ranging from interior pictures to demonstrations of the Taycan’s performance, one of the most impressive was a recent launch control test that saw the Taycan repeatedly use the system to accelerate from 0-124mph.
During the test, the Porsche Taycan completed the sprint a total of 26 times successively. Whilst that may sound like an odd test, it actually proves the reliability of the Taycan’s battery and drive systems, with the sprints averaging 10 seconds and the fastest and slowest separated by just 0.8 seconds.
There was also a recent test where the Porsche Taycan drove for 24 hours almost none stop, with breaks taken only for driver changes and charging. We wrote about this in another article, so make sure you read that, here.
The Porsche Taycan will be unveiled live on the 4th September (find the Facebook event here) and we are very excited to see the final product. We’ll be sure to bring you more on the Porsche Taycan as it appears in the run up to its launch next week. In the meantime, we’d like to know what you think about the new Taycan! Let us know on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.