The all-electric Taycan has established 13 British endurance records with a host of notable drivers at the wheel.
Brands Hatch is no stranger to historic feats of endurance from Porsche. In April 1970, a 917 in the hands of Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinnunen won the rain-soaked 1,000-kilometre race by an incredible five laps. And in July 1984, Porsche claimed the top six places at the same event, with victory going to the 956 of Jan Lammers and Jonathan Palmer.
During another 1,000 km run around the UK’s famous Indy circuit in December, two Taycan cars racked up a remarkable 13 separate records, each one ratified by Motorsport UK. In the hot seat of the standard and road legal Taycan 4S and a Turbo S for this marathon effort were drivers including Le Mans legend Richard Attwood, ex Formula One and Porsche racer Jonathan Palmer, 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Harry King and 2020 Cayman Islands Porsche Sprint Challenge GB champion James Dorlin.
The records began to tumble quickly. In the category of ‘electric cars over 1000 kilograms’, the Taycan 4S took records for the time taken from a standing start to cover 50 km, 50 miles, 100 km, 500 km, 500 miles and 1000 km plus the record for distance covered from a standing start in one hour at 98.192 km.
At the same time and in the same category, the Turbo S claimed the records for time taken from a standing start to cover 200 km, 100 miles and 200 miles plus the records for distance covered from a standing start in three hours (252.356 km), six hours (450.065 km) and 12 hours (915.762 km).
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
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