Watch The Porsche Taycan Smashing The Tesla Model S Plaid’s Nurburgring EV Lap Record

Porsche has kicked off 2024 in a high-performance fashion, celebrating the new year with a remarkable achievement – a new Nürburgring lap record. The spotlight belongs to a “Pre-Series” Porsche Taycan, which clocked an impressive lap time of 7:07.55, surpassing not only its own previous record but also leaving the Tesla Model S Plaid in the dust.

Behind the wheel of the record-breaking Taycan was Porsche development driver Lars Kern, a seasoned professional who has played a key role in setting numerous lap records for the automaker. The latest feat, where Kern piloted the Taycan around the challenging Nürburgring, resulted in a time that not only outpaced the Taycan Turbo S’s 2022 record but also left the Tesla Model S Plaid’s record trailing by an impressive 17.68 seconds.

While details about the pre-series Taycan remain scarce, the vehicle’s outstanding performance suggests it is undergoing an intensive development program. The scant information events to an ultra-high-performance electric vehicle, with speculation that its power output might reach the 1,000-horsepower mark, surpassing the 750-hp Taycan Turbo S from the 2022 record.

The shroud of mystery surrounding this exceptional Taycan is expected to lift around March of this year when Porsche plans to release a full video detailing the record-setting lap. The anticipation is high as enthusiasts eagerly await insights into the groundbreaking technology and engineering prowess that contributed to this remarkable achievement, further solidifying Porsche’s reputation as a leader in electric vehicle performance.

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