Another week, another feat for the 2020 Porsche Taycan. This time the first electric car from Porsche lapped the ‘Ring in 7 minutes and 42 seconds.
The upcoming arrival of the Porsche Taycan augurs well for the Stuttgart manufacturer. The German division does not hide it: they want to remove sales from Tesla that dominates in the electric sedans niche with its Model S.
And to get there, the first pure electric car of the brand must be up to the level of performance. In any case, this element is at the base of all the vehicles marketed by Porsche since the beginning of the brand. They should not disappoint.
Recently, the Porsche Taycan has completed some endurance tests, the operation being designed to promote the sedan’s entry into the brand’s lineup. Nevertheless, the Taycan seems ready to face the worst treatments that the automobile press reserves for it, without forgetting those of the public!
After the repeated starts and the 24-hour endurance test at the Nardo circuit in Italy, the Taycan has just completed a time of 7:42 at the famous Nürburgring circuit. It was Lars Kern who drove the 20.6 km course. The manufacturer also adds that the car was a pre-production model, which suggests that the time could be improved, but hey, the first electric Porsche is already able to follow the pace imposed by a Porsche 911 GT3 (997), a time achieved in 2006. For a sport sedan, succeeding to follow a 911 GT3 is already a great feat, we must admit.
“The Taycan is also suitable for race tracks and it convincingly proved that here on the world’s most challenging circuit,” Kern explains. “Again and again, I am impressed at how stable the all-electric sports car handles in high-speed sections, such as Kesselchen, and how neutrally it accelerates from tight sections, such as Adenauer Forst.”
The least we can say is that this Taycan piqued our interest … and those of EV fans! With real potential in terms of performance, the Porsche Taycan should theoretically succeed in entering the arena of electric vehicles.