The Porsche Taycan 4S and Turbo S set records like pearls on the famous Brands Hatch track in the UK.
During the month of December 2020, Porsche traveled to the Brands Hatch circuit, home to the exploits of the 917 in 1970 and the 956 in 1984, to clinch a number of British endurance records. But this time, the German manufacturer has taken in its luggage, not pure sports, but rather two cars approved for the road and 100% electric in addition.
To carry out its mission, Porsche entrusted the wheel of the Taycan 4S and Turbo S to illustrious British drivers such as Richard Attwood (winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 on a Porsche 917K), Jonathan Palmer (Formula 1 driver). , Harry King (Porsche Carrera Cup champion in Great Britain), or James Dorlin.
13 records for the Taycan
Between alternation of rain and clearings, the pilots thus succeeded in breaking a dozen records, in the category of ” electric cars over 1000 kilograms “. The Porsche Taycan 4S thus set the time records, after a standing start, over 50 km, 50 miles, 100 km, 500 km, 500 miles and 1000 km. To this was added the record for the longest distance covered in one hour: 98.192 km.
At the same time and still in the same category, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S took the time records, still after a standing start, over 200 km, 100 miles and 200 miles. In addition, she was also the one who traveled the greatest distance for three hours (252.356 km), six hours (459.065 km) and 12 hours (915.762 km).
Porsche finally specified that breaking these records would not have been possible without the on-board technology of its two cars, in particular when managing the cooling of the various electrical elements or the charge. So, for example, ” the 93.4 kWh Performance Plus battery can be charged from 5 to 80% in just 22.5 minutes “. In the end, the Porsche Taycan 4S for example made 6 stops for a total of three hours and three seconds.