The Porsche Taycan beats the Tesla Model S on the Nordschleife –

Never had an electric production car been so fast on the terrible northern loop of the Nürburgring (Germany). On August 10, 2022, a Porsche Taycan Turbo S completed a lap of the mythical Nordschleife in just 7’33”3, a margin of two seconds over the Tesla Model S Plaid.

This performance was achieved by in-house driver Lars Kern, a site specialist and entered in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring with Porsche in GT3. “In the past, only highly prepared sports cars could achieve these times, he explains. With a new performance kit, I was able to attack more and the car was more precise and agile. »

Indeed, the Taycan Turbo S was equipped with a kit developed by Porsche Tequipment. For the time being only available in Germany for the 2023 model of the electric vehicle against a check for 13,377 euros. The Performance Pack includes wide 21-inch RS-Spyder rims shod with road-legal Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tyres. The Porsche 4D Chassis Control software (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control or PDCC) is specially updated to synchronize the tires and the chassis.

The pack is special in that it can work with standard tires in order to drive on the open road. On this record, the Taycan overcame a more powerful Tesla. The Porsche develops up to 460 kW (625 horsepower) while the American sedan posted in September 2021 772 kW (1,035 horsepower) and an equivalent weight (2,161 kg for the empty Tesla against 2,295 kg empty for the Porsche ). This therefore means that the dynamic behavior of the German chassis is exceptional.

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