German carmaker Porsche has set a new record at the Nurburgring with its all-electric Taycan. The company states that the electric four-door sports finished a lap of the 20.6-kilometre Nordschleife race track, also known as the Green Hell in a time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds. The pre-series Taycan was driven by Porsche test driver Lars Kern.

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The pre-series Taycan was driven by Porsche test driver Lars Kern.

Remarking on the achievement, Kern said: “The Taycan is also suitable for race tracks and it convincingly proved that here on the world’s most challenging circuit. 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.”

"Numerous factors contribute to this performance and the efficiency of the powertrain, also at high speeds. Our electric sports car demonstrated the reproducibility of its performance as part of a strenuous test involving 26 successive acceleration runs from zero to 200 km/h. Then it completed 3,425 kilometres within 24 hours in Nardo (Italy) and now the record at the Nurburgring." Stefan Weckbach, Vice President of Product Line Taycan.

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The Taycan also features integrated Porsche 4D-Chassis Control which analyzes and synchronizes all chassis systems including PASM, adaptive air suspension, PDCC Sport, and PTV Plus in real time

Porsche has endowed its first all-electric sports car with a range of features to ensure its reliable performance. It is powered by two efficient electric motors on the front and rear axles and therefore features all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive as well as traction control systems operate significantly faster than conventional systems, the company says. 

The Taycan also features integrated Porsche 4D-Chassis Control which analyzes and synchronizes all chassis systems including PASM, adaptive air suspension, PDCC Sport, and PTV Plus in real time. It also sports rear-axle steering and 21-inch tyres.