The Hockenheim GP circuit is a serious challenge, the Taycan is up for it.
The argument that electric vehicles can't keep up with gas-fed cars is well and truly over; just look at the level of performance offered from cars such as the Tesla Model S. Electric cars have equaled, and are now surpassing their fossil-fueled siblings, and the latest gas-fed giants to fall to electric power include the mighty BMW M5 Competition and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The predator? None other than the Porsche Taycan Turbo. In a recent string of hot laps around the famed Hockenheim GP track in Germany, the all-electric Porsche showed these traditional sports cars how it's done, and it did so by an impressive margin.
In the video posted by Sport Auto, we can see the Taycan going full tilt on an empty Hockenheim. The weather looks to be a bit misty, but the track looks dry. It is difficult to gauge speed, as the Taycan silently goes about its business, with only the squeal of the tires giving any indication that this EV is moving at any real pace. The driver manages to keep it clean through the corners and crosses the finish line in a blistering 1:54.1 seconds. Coming in hot on the Taycan's tail is the BMW M5 Competition with a time of 1:54.2 seconds, while our proudly American Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 trails with a 1:54.6 second lap time.
Ahead of the Taycan Turbo is the deceptively quick Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 with a time of 1:53.9 seconds. The Porsche Taycan Turbo is no slacker: with a power output of 670 horsepower, this car can sprint to sixty in three seconds flat, and the combination of instant torque delivery and standard adaptive air suspension makes this relatively hefty car handle like it's on rails. This isn't the best Porsche can do though, as the model tested here was only the standard Turbo. The Turbo S is even more potent with 750 hp on tap and a 2.6-second 0 to 60 time.