The Porsche Taycan Might Be The Fastest Four-Door EV On The Nürburgring

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Does it feel like we’ve been handing out records to just about anyone these days, or is it just me? Anyway, the soon-to-be-released Porsche Taycan has apparently been crowned the fastest four-door electric vehicle (heavy emphasis on four-door, there) to drive the Nürburgring. So, congrats to them?

Earlier this year, Volkswagen took home the EV lap record at the ‘Ring with its I.D. R., which set a 6 minute 05.336 second lap. Not to be outdone, Porsche took their Taycan to the track to try its hand at the whole “record” thing, Porsche’s press release reports.

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Here’s more from Porsche on the kind of tests it conducted:

“The Taycan mastered its Triple Endurance Run superbly. First, 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 without any issues and now the record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife,” remarks Stefan Weckbach, Vice President Product Line Taycan.

Driven by test driver Lars Kern, the Taycan’s fastest lap time came in at 7:42. You can watch that video below:

Porsche is also the marque to have the overall fastest lap speed record at the Nordschleife. Back in 2018, the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo set a lap record of 5:19.546. That record still stands today as the pinnacle of performance, one that I imagine will see plenty of other manufacturers attempting to crush.

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Porsche, however, seems to be the only marque which really cares about being the fastest four-door on the ‘Ring. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid achieved that title back in 2016, according to Road and Track. While its 7 minute 38 second lap time is slightly faster than that of the Taycan, you have to remember: the Taycan is the fastest four-door electric car!

It’s worth noting here, though, that the Taycan was running a shorter version on the Nordschleife than the Panamera (12.8 miles compared to 12.9 miles, respectively). The records aren’t totally comparable.

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But if you do care about owning a car that can be called the fastest four-door EV to ever run the Nürburgring, well—the Taycan will be making its debut in September at the Frankfurt auto show.

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