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Porsche Taycan Turbo: The Masterpiece of Electrification

Watching a Porsche Taycan Turbo travel around the famous Nurburgring Track and set the record for fastest EV in the world is a thing of beauty, showcasing how engineering feats are boosting the performance of electric vehicles.

The Legendary Nurburgring Track

The Nurburgring is an iconic race track in Nurburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, built in the 1920s as a test track for auto manufacturers. It is known for being one of the most demanding & prestigious race tracks in the world, becoming a popular destination for automotive enthusiasts, professional racing teams, and manufacturers conducting vehicle testing and development.

With Electric Vehicles attracting greater attention from engineers and car designers, auto manufacturers take pride in seeing their models set record on the Nurburgring Track. It provides great bragging rights and marketing benefits.

Porsche Taycan Breaks Speed Record Held By Tesla Model S Plaid

The competition between Porsche and Tesla has been especially lively, with The Taycan Turbo and Model S Plaid battling it out. As seen in the video below, as of January 2024, the record is now held by Porsche, with a pre-production Porsche Taycan Turbo GT beating the time of The Tesla Model S Plaid (prior record holder) by 20 seconds. The Taycan Turbo GT has a peak power capacity of 1092 Horsepower (814 Kilowatts) and can go from 0 to 60 in 2.2 seconds.

After setting the lap record at Nurburgring in January 2024, Porsche's team set out to accomplish the same in California at the Laguna Seca track in February 2024.

Porsche Taycan's Record Setting Lap at Nurburgring (January 2024)

Porsche Taycan's Record Setting Lap at Laguna Seca (February 2024)

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S

While the cars raced across tracks are commonly modified with safety and speed enhancing features, a version of the Taycan that is already in production, The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is widely regarded as the best designed EV in the world.

Peak Power: It features Porsche Engineering built into a fully electric vehicle with a maximum power output of 560 kW (750 HP). This is more horsepower than even the most powerful pick up trucks in the world. (Ford F-150 Raptor R has peak power capacity of 720 HP)

Speed: Able to go from 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds, reach a top speed of 162 MPH

Battery: features a 93 kWh battery that accepts a maximum charge up to 350 kW, taking the battery from a 5% charge to 80% in 22 minutes.

"The engineering marvels of the Taycan demonstrate the speed at which the electric future is moving forward" - Stuart Rodnick, WCE


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