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Porsche Taycan sets a record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife


Porsche has set a new record at the world famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife race course. The record has set standards for four door, all electric sports cars on the 20.6kms Nürburgring-Nordschleife course. Seated at the driver seat of the pre-series Taycan was the test driver Lars Kern famously knows as the Green Hell who conquered the legendary track in 7 minutes and 42 seconds.

A pre series Taycan was also showcased as the models reliable performance by accelerating from zero to 200 km/h 26 successive times down an airport runway. The average acceleration figure from the timed runs was under ten seconds. The difference between the fastest and slowest acceleration runs was 0.8 seconds.

The 24-hours endurance run also had a series of acceleration tests which have been demonstrated both on the race track and during endurance runs. Porsche in the 24 hours covered a distance of exactly 3,425kms as part of the test at Nardo Italy high speed track. The sizzling temperatures at the southern Italian test track had a speed of 195 and 215kmph in the Taycan. The test was also completed without any interruptions, as the prototype had only to pause for quick charging and changing its driver.


Porsche says “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 Nardò and now the record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife,” remarks Stefan Weckbach, Vice President Product Line Taycan. “Numerous factors contribute to this performance and the efficiency of the powertrain, also at high speeds. These include the chassis systems that react within a fraction of a second as well as the outstanding aerodynamics.”

The new and all electric sports car Taycan from Porsche has a range of technical features guarantee and impressive race track performance, but it also has –

  1. Two exceptionally efficient electric motors on the front and rear axles and therefore features all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive and traction control systems operate significantly faster than conventional systems. For example, if one wheel has more slip, the electric motors regulate it within a fraction of a second.

  1. The integrated Porsche 4D-Chassis Control analyses and synchronises all chassis systems in real time. The innovative systems include adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology including electronic damper control PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), as well as the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) electromechanical roll stabilisation system, including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus). The record-breaking car also featured rear-axle steering and 21-inch tyres.

  1. The Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts rather than the usual 400 volts for electric cars. The benefits include high levels of consistent performance.


  1. The driving modes profile of the new Taycan offers special settings to make full use of the all-electric drive properties. In “Sport Plus” mode, driver requests are implemented in an extremely dynamic way. As a result, the battery’s cooling and heating strategy has been designed for maximum performance. At the same time, the cooling air flaps are opened, the rear spoiler is extended early on for minimal lift, while the chassis set-up becomes optimised for maximum race track performance, and the suspension permanently set in the lowest position.


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