Porsche Taycan Bests Tesla Around The Nurburgring


The unending contest for the fastest time around the Nurburgring escalated this month when an as-yet-unreleased Porsche Taycan lapped the famous German track in an unbelievable 7:07.55. Piloted by factory development driver Lars Kern, the pre-production Taycan obliterated previous lap records. The Taycan was a full 26 seconds faster than the brand’s previous run in a Turbo S model, and more importantly, was almost 20 seconds faster than the Tesla Model S Plaid (7:25.23).

It’s not clear what this Taycan is, though rumors point to the potentially upcoming Turbo GT model. Like the Cayenne Turbo GT, this version of the Porsche EV is rumored to pack obscene amounts of horsepower, as well as handling and aerodynamic upgrades, making it the most extreme version of the Taycan. Based on photos of this Taycan on the ‘Ring, that certainly seems to be the case, and there’s no doubt Porsche will make mention of the lap time when the production version debuts.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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