The Porsche Taycan, which holds the new chronometric reference on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in the electric production vehicle category, could go even faster, according to Lukas Kramer, Taycan’s product manager.
In an interview with Cars Guide, Lukas Kramer confirmed that the model that set the record time on the Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 42 seconds was a Turbo version of the Taycan, not the Turbo S model.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is equipped with the “overboost” which allows the German electric sedan to have a cavalry of 760 hp and 1,050 Nm, 80 hp more than the Turbo model, for a given period of time. There is enough to allow it to swallow the 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, 4 tenths faster than this Turbo version. Add to that a more powerful chassis than the Turbo version, and you get a model that is obviously better suited for the quest for performance.
If Tesla were to compete with Porsche in this respect, as recently suggested by the presence of two Model S models on the Nordschleife, an introduction of the Taycan Turbo S would probably not be ruled out.
Exterior design of the Porsche Taycan
The design of the Porsche Taycan is inspired by the Mission E concept, which itself has similarities with the 918 Spyder, with the rear evoking the 911. Featuring bodywork composed of a blend of aluminum, steel and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), the Taycan is mounted on carbon rims: 21″ at the front and 22″ at the rear. The aluminium brakes housed in these wheels are impressive, with a diameter of up to 420 mm on the Turbo S, combined with 10-piston calipers.
While the Mission E concept used counter-opening doors to facilitate access to the aircraft, this configuration was not retained on the final model. The bodywork is a classic 4-door classic.
Once again, Taycan is inspired by Mission E. Capable of accommodating up to four passengers; the cabin is distinguished by the numerous screens, five in number exactly:
- Non-touchable 16-inch digital counters for essential data (speed, range, etc.)
- The upper 10.9-inch centre display, touchscreen, for multimedia or car information
- 4-inch lower central screen, touch-sensitive, managing 4-zone air conditioning
- 9-inch passenger screen, non-touch screen (optional)
- The central rear screen, touch screen, managing the air conditioning
At the touch controls, voice control is of course possible, which can be activated via “Hey Porsche”. The will of the Zuffenhausen brand, the upholstery is not exclusively made of leather (6 are possible), since fabrics made of recycled materials are included in the catalogue, with no extra charge.