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Video: Porsche Taycan Turbo S driven to Road Atlanta EV lap record

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Article by Damon Lowney
Photos courtesy Porsche

A Porsche Taycan Turbo S now holds the production EV lap record at Road Atlanta, after race car driver Leh Keen clocked in a 1:33.88 around the 2.54-mile course. To put that into perspective, the production car lap record of 1:24.88 was in a 2018 911 GT2 RS driven by Randy Pobst.

The record attempt took place at the track on November 3, “at an ambient temperature of 68 degree Fahrenheit,” Porsche notes. The Taycan was in production spec, fitted with factory original Pirelli P Zero NF0 Elect summer tires. The Turbo S model comes standard with several performance options including rear-wheel steering with Power Steering Plus, air suspension, active dampers, torque vectoring, and ceramic composite brakes. The record-setting car also had the optional active antiroll bars.

"The performance through the turns was surprising. Turn-in, in particular, was crisp and consistent, and the steering response was immediate and communicative. The power pins your head back coming out of any corner, and the brakes have excellent feedback," Keen says. "The electric motors respond so quickly, the power is right there when I need it, and combined with the active differentials, makes the Taycan a game changer when it comes to handling."

Source: Porsche

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