The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is mighty fast in a straight-line, as dozens of reviews have revealed. It is also very capable on a racetrack, as evidenced by its record-setting Nurburgring EV lap record, as well as this video from Nico Rosberg.
The 2016 Formula 1 World Champion recently had the opportunity to test a green Taycan Turbo S at the Nurburgring F1 Grand Prix circuit before heading out to the Nordschleife for a high-speed lap of the Green Hell.
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Rosberg’s ability to perform an extremely fast flying lap on the two circuits was impacted by the wet surface, but still, his skills are very impressive despite the ultra-slippery surface. Towards the end of the video, he even tries his hand at drifting the car through some of the track’s corners, putting on an impressive display of car control.
Powering the Taycan Turbo S are a pair of electric motors that churn out a maximum of 751 hp and 774 lb-ft (1,050 Nm) of torque. Even though the luxurious sedan tips the scales at a portly 2,295 kg (5,060 lbs), it is able to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 2.8 seconds and reach a 162 mph (260 km/h) top speed.
When it launched, the Taycan Turbo S took the EV performance crown from the flagship Tesla Model S Performance. However, rivals are working on EVs that promise to outgun the Taycan Turbo S, such as the Tesla Model S Plaid and a tri-motor version of the Lucid Air.