Porsche has once again redefined the limits of electric vehicle performance, with a pre-production Taycan achieving a blistering lap time of 7:07.55 minutes on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This remarkable feat, accomplished by development driver Lars Kern, marks a staggering 26-second improvement over the previous record set by a Taycan Turbo S in 2022.
“Twenty-six seconds is half an eternity in motorsport,” said Kevin Giek, Head of the Taycan model line, aptly capturing the magnitude of Kern’s achievement. “Lars’ lap time of 7:07.55 puts the Taycan in the same league as electric hypercars, and the consistency he displayed across multiple laps is equally impressive.”
Kern, granted exclusive access to the Nordschleife for the record attempt, pushed the Taycan’s limits to their absolute edge. For safety, the test vehicle was equipped with a roll cage and racing bucket seats.
Compared to the record-breaking 2022 run, the pre-production Taycan showcased a dramatic leap in performance. Entering the Schwedenkreuz, the car was a remarkable 25 km/h faster. This translates to Kern being a full 1.3 kilometers ahead of his previous pace by the time he crossed the finish line near Grandstand 13 – a testament to the car’s enhanced capabilities.
While the full details of the pre-production Taycan remain under wraps, its Nürburgring performance hints at exciting advancements in Porsche’s electric vehicle technology. An onboard video of Kern’s record-breaking lap is expected to be released in mid-March, offering a closer look at the car’s incredible capabilities.
This latest milestone not only solidifies Porsche’s position as a leader in electric vehicle performance but also underscores the brand’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive innovation.