Porsche yet to show full Taycan potential at the Nürburgring

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Words: Nile Bijoux
18 Sep 2019

Tesla is preparing to attack the Nürburgring with its Model S showcasing a new ‘Plaid’ mode, in an attempt to lift the four-door EV crown from the Porsche Taycan. However, it looks like Porsche has left something in the tank.

That something is the fact that Porsche set the record with the Taycan Turbo, not the more powerful Turbo S, as revealed by Porsche Vice President Stefan Weckbach.

Weckbach didn’t reveal whether or not the Turbo S had set a time around the ‘Ring, meaning the company might be waiting for Tesla to show its hand before revealing the Turbo S’ performance.

However, both the Turbo and Turbo S restrict power output to 453kW after a certain period of time to keep battery temperatures in check, so it’s possible the Turbo S might not be much quicker around the Nordschleife.

We’d be more inclined to believe the former, though. It’s unlikely Porsche would let the Turbo be faster than the S. Hopefully, both Porsche and Tesla unleash their fastest models soon and we can see for sure which has the fastest electric four-door.

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