Nürburgring is one of the most iconic tracks in the world and all the automakers want to have the records of this circuit. That is what Porsche has done with its model Taycan Turbo S that has taken away the fastest lap for electric vehicles to the Tesla Model S Plaid, making the lap two seconds faster, the American company had the record in 7 minutes and 35 seconds, Porsche with the driver Lars Kern has made a new record, making the lap in 7 minutes and 33 seconds.
The model that broke the record was a road car, but it included a new kit that make this model faster. Those changes are: RS Spyder 21 inch tires approved to be used on road, Pirelli P Zero Corsa sport’s tires similar to the competitions wheels and a software actualization for the Porsche 4D Chassis Control. About this, the driver, Lars Kern, has claimed “with this new kit it can be faster and the car has more agility and precision”. Those improvements has been called Launch Control.
This kit can be added to the original version, it is offered by Porsche Tequipment and will be only available in 2023 Taycan Turbo S, but at the moment, it is only available in Germany, and has a price of 13,377€, including the transport to their garage in Zuffenhausen. Those improvements make the car faster than the normal, when the Launch Control is activated, the car has 761 horsepower, when it is not, it has 625. It pass from 0 to 100 km/h in only 2.8 seconds. It has a battery with 93.4 kWh.
This car is priced in 194,168€, and paying 13,377€ more the owner can have a race car that can be driven on the road. A car that has a Nürburgring record can be bought by everyone, this electric car can be driven where the owner wants.