WATCH: Porsche's electric Taycan sets record at the 'Ring

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Porsche has set new standards for four-door, all-electric sports cars on the 20.6km Nürburgring-Nordschleife course.

Sitting behind the wheel of a pre-series Taycan, test driver Lars Kern conquered the legendary track, famously known as the Green Hell, in seven minutes and 42 seconds. 

Kern explains said: "The Taycan is also suitable for race tracks and it convincingly proved that here on the world’s most challenging circuit.

"Again and again, I am impressed at how stable the all-electric sports car handles in high-speed sections, such as Kesselchen, and how neutrally it accelerates from tight sections, such as Adenauer Forst."

Stefan Weckbach, Vice President Product Line Taycan, said: "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 3425km within 24 hours in Nardò and now the record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

"Numerous factors contribute to this performance and the efficiency of the powertrain, also at high speeds. These include the chassis systems that react within a fraction of a second as well as the outstanding aerodynamics."

24-hour endurance run

The Taycan has now demonstrated its performance both on the race track and during endurance runs. In 24 hours, Porsche covered a distance of exactly 3425km as part of a test at the Nardò (Italy) high-speed track. In sizzling temperatures at the southern Italian test track, the speed was between 195 and 215 km/h. The test was completed without interruptions, as the prototype only had to pause for quick charging stops and driver changes.

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