Can The 750 HP Porsche Taycan Turbo S Impress A Pro Racing Driver?


Most people who give their feedback on the latest cars are journalists with little to no racing experience. In this case, though, the man who grabbed the helm of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is Andy Pilgrim, a pro racing driver who put it through its paces at the NCM Motorsports Park in Kentucky.

His close encounter of the third kind with the German four-door electric supercar started with a top speed test. Ask Porsche what it could do, and they will tell you that 161 mph (260 km/h) is the limit. Next came a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) test, which takes 2.6 seconds according to the spec sheet and finally, the model proved that it’s a proper drag racer by having its quarter-mile time recorded by a third party device.

Video: Watch The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Hit 166 MPH On The Autobahn

Subsequently to these tests, the Taycan Turbo S was subjected to a fast timed lap of the track. This is where the front and rear electric motors got to unleash the entire output and torque, which stands at 750 HP (761 PS / 550 kW) and 774 lb-ft (1,050 Nm). Mounted between the two axles for optimal weight distribution, the 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack gives it an EPA-rated range of 192 miles (309 km), and can be charged up to 80 percent in 22.5 minutes, at a 270 kW charger, and 36 minutes at 150 kW. At a 240V outlet, you will have to wait 11 hours.

Besides proving what the range-topping electric Porsche can do on the track, Pilgrim spoke about the design, interior features, practicality, rear passenger compartment and so on, so this is a very comprehensive review. But was he impressed by Porsche’s electric sports sedan?

 



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