Porsche Taycan sets fastest four-door EV record at the Nurburgring

Porsche Taycan sets fastest four-door EV record at the Nurburgring...
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By Adrian Padeanu
It's not even out yet, but Porsche's first Electric Car is already breaking records.
After setting a rather unusual lap record at an unfinished track with the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, Porsche is once again demonstrating the performance benefits to embracing electrification with the upcoming Taycan.
Ditching the combustion engine altogether, the pure electric vehicle has set a new record for four-door EVs at the Nürburgring by lapping the famous German circuit in 7 minutes and 42 seconds. That’s only four seconds slower than the Panamera Turbo, which did a lap of the Green Hell in 7:38 back in June 2016.
It's not even out yet, but Porsche's first electric car is already breaking records.
After setting a rather unusual lap record at an unfinished track with the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, Porsche is once again demonstrating the performance benefits to embracing electrification with the upcoming Taycan.
Ditching the combustion engine altogether, the pure electric vehicle has set a new record for four-door EVs at the Nürburgring by lapping the famous German circuit in 7 minutes and 42 seconds. That’s only four seconds slower than the Panamera Turbo, which did a lap of the Green Hell in 7:38 back in June 2016.

In the hands of Porsche test driver Lars Kern, the pre-series Taycan completed the slightly shorter 20.6-km (12.8-mile) configuration of the track and its achievement complements another Porsche record achieved at the hugely demanding track.
As you may recall, the company also holds the outright Nürburgring record with the insane 919 Hybrid Evo, a race car specifically modified for the ‘Ring. Over a year ago, Porsche motorsport driver Timo Bernhard lapped the circuit in a mind-blowing 5 minutes and 19.55 seconds.
The Porsche Mission E is the internal designation for an all-electric 4-door coupe from Porsche, which was unveiled as a concept car at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is Porsche's first fully electric car, save for some early models like the Lohner-Porsche and C.2 Phaeton designed by Ferdinand Porsche. Porsche chairman Oliver Blume told CAR Magazine in September 2017 that the Misson E will be "priced like entry-level Panamera," which begins at $85,000. The car is planned to be sold in several variants of different performance levels, as are other models in the Porsche range, and could spawn derivatives in a future line-up of Mission E platform-based models.

In June 2018 at Porsche's "70 years of sports cars" ceremony it was announced that the Mission E's production car name would be Porsche Taycan, roughly translated from Turkish as "lively young horse" in reference to the steed of the Stuttgart coat of arms on the Porsche crest.

Porsche has 30,000 paid reservations for the Taycan.
Production

The Mission E, built on an entirely new platform codenamed J1, is expected to go into production at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen plant in 2019 with a projected production of around 40,000 units per year.
Specifications

The Mission E is powered by two PSM permanently excited synchronous electric motors: one at the front axle and one at the back. All four wheels are individually controlled by the Porsche Torque Vectoring system. The two electric motors are projected to produce more than 440 kW (598 PS; 590 bhp). It has projected performance figures of 0–100 km/h in <3.5 seconds, 0–200 km/h in <12 seconds and a top speed over 250 km/h (155 mph). Porsche is aiming for the Mission E to achieve a range of over 500 km (311 mi).

The car has a system voltage of 800 V DC at 250 kW. The batteries can be charged by an inductive plate or with a conventional charger system. Porsche claims that with the Porsche Turbo Charging system the battery is charged at up to 350 kW, to 80% in just 15 minutes. It is not yet clear how Porsche will prevent battery overheating.
Mission E Cross Turismo
The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept is a Mission E derivative that was first presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and combines the fully electric Mission E J1-platform with a 5-door estate body similar to the Panamera Sport Turismo, raised suspension, off-road tyres and cladding to form a crossover utility vehicle. According to Michael Mauer the concept "shows possibilities of the future lineup." On 18 October 2018 the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG gave the green light for the series production of the Cross Turismo.
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