At the Nurburgring, the new Porsche was slower than Renault’s standard hot hatch

At the Nurburgring, the new Porsche was slower than Renault’s standard hot hatch

August 27, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Although there was no official Porsche Taycan debut yet, he was already able to get through the Nurburgring North Circle in record time. It took him 7 minutes 42 seconds, however, in the overall standings, this time is not so outstanding.

Although electric cars are now becoming more popular and are increasingly replacing conventional cars, in terms of speed, cars with an electric motor are well inferior to cars with gasoline. Although the Porsche concern, along with test pilot Lars Kern, has invested quite a lot in the car, 7 minutes 42 seconds is far from being a reason to brag.

To make it clearer, you can compare the fastest sedan of the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 highway – it takes 7 minutes 18 seconds to complete the circle. Of the four-seater cars, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S is the leader – it takes 7 minutes 25 seconds. And even Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R with all-wheel drive and 300 horsepower spent 7 minutes 40 seconds.

Of course, Taycan has a higher power, however, the manufacturer did not specify which version went onto the Nurburgring highway. It is possible that this was the top version of Turbo, whose power is 600 horsepower. It is announced that up to one hundred km / h the model can accelerate in 3.5 seconds. Unfortunately, such power and other characteristics did not help Porsche quickly cross the track. Perhaps this is due to the large weight of the machine, which is not yet reported. The official debut of the Porsche Taycan will take place on September 4, 2019, but the interior of the car is already declassified.

The time demonstrated by the Porsche Taycan allows us to say that this is the fastest four-door electric car Nurbungring. Overall, the fastest mass-produced electric car is the Nio EP9. He completed the track in 6 minutes 46 seconds. One can argue about the serial status, since only ten copies were released that are not observed on the market.

The title of the fastest production car belongs to the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – it needs 6 minutes 45 seconds. In principle, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR can also compete for this title – 6 minutes 40 seconds.
In all, Porsche won the North Loop record with its 919 Hybrid Evo racing prototype – it took 5 minutes 19 seconds.