Porsche’s Taycan Pre-Series Electrifies Nürburgring with a 26-Second Record Smash!

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Porsche development driver Lars Kern has set a remarkable new record at the Nürburgring, achieving a lap time of 7:07.55 minutes in a pre-series Taycan. This official time is an impressive 26 seconds faster than his previous record in a Taycan Turbo S Sport sedan with the performance package back in August 2022.

Kevin Giek, the head of the model line, expressed the significance of this achievement, stating, “Twenty-six seconds is half an eternity in motorsport. Lars’ lap time of 7:07.55 minutes on the Nordschleife is sensational, putting the Taycan in the same league as electric hypercars. And the impressive thing about it is that over several laps, Lars clocked almost exactly the same time.”

Kern, driving the pre-series Taycan, shared, “I pushed as hard as I could, but that was really all I could do.” The Nürburgring-Nordschleife was exclusively available for Kern’s fast laps on the day of the record attempt. For safety reasons, the test car was equipped with the legally prescribed roll cage and racing bucket seats.

Compared to the 2022 record in a Taycan Turbo S, the pre-series car demonstrated significant improvements, reaching a speed that was 25 km/h faster heading into the Schwedenkreuz. The performance leap on the 20.8 km course in Germany’s Eifel region is emphasized by the fact that, during his 2022 record drive, Kern would have only just approached the entrance to the Nordschleife by the time he crossed the finish line this time.

An onboard video of the complete lap is scheduled to be published in mid-March, allowing enthusiasts to witness the electrifying evolution of the Taycan at the Nürburgring.

Courtesy : https://newsroom.porsche.com

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