Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Storms the Nurburgring with a Lightning-fast Lap Time

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Porsche’s Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package has claimed the title of the fastest series production electric sedan ever on Germany’s Nurburgring circuit. The vehicle, which is also the quickest around Laguna Seca, set a blazing time of 7 minutes and 7.55 seconds on the notorious Green Hell track in the Eifel region.

The updated Taycan dethroned the previous record holder, the Tesla Model S Plaid, by a significant margin of 17.681 seconds. The Model S Plaid had held the record for the fastest series production electric sedan with a time of 7 minutes and 25.231 seconds on the 12.29-mile Nordschleife.

The Taycan Turbo GT model boasts a dual-motor setup that delivers an astonishing 1,019 horsepower and 988 pound-feet of torque in short bursts when using launch control. The base power is rated at 777 hp, while a new attack mode unleashes an additional 160 hp for 10 seconds.

The Weissach pack adds an adaptive rear spoiler with a Gurney flap, which increases the total downforce to 485 pounds, and removes the rear seats, resulting in a weight savings of about 157 lbs compared to the Taycan Turbo. The top-of-the-line 2025 Porsche Taycan can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.2 seconds without the Weissach pack, and 2.1 seconds with it, making it only slightly slower than the Tesla Model S Plaid’s claimed 1.99 seconds.

The Nurburgring’s challenging layout, marked by its rough surface, sweeping turns, and tight track limits, demands exceptional handling, and the Taycan Turbo GT did not disappoint. The vehicle, driven by Lars Kern, navigated the track with impressive agility and speed, making for a thrilling ride.