The record for the series-production electric car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife recently has been broken by the Porsche Taycan Turbo S with a record time of 7 minutes and 33 seconds. This Porsche Taycan Turbo S has been fitted with the new performance kit, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), roll cage, and racing seats to achieve the record.
Weighing in similar to the production vehicle, the new record that was set on the 20.8-kilometre circuit in Germany’s Eifel region, and the record was confirmed by TÜV Rheinland. The Taycan Turbo S is able to break the record because the performance kit allow the driver, Lars Ken, Porsche development driver, to push the car even harder, while being even more precise and agile.
The performance kit adds on 21-inch RS-Spyder-design wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tyres, and an updated software that make the Porsche 4D Chassis Control work in tandem with the new tyres. The performance kit is offered through Porsche Tequipment, and currently is only available in Germany and only for the 2023 model year Taycan Turbo S sports sedan.
Porsche is also planning to allow retrofit to be carried out after initial delivery, in the Porsche workshops in Zuffenhausen. Transport to and from the factory is included, as is the individual vehicle approval and registration of the Taycan. The manufacturer’s warranty for the Taycan is unaffected.
The sports tyres are primarily designed for driving on the track. Buyers can therefore switch back to standard road tyres at any time. It is not necessary to restore the original chassis software when doing this.