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The Porsche Taycan just can’t stop breaking records

Proving that the car’s build quality will easily withstand the rigors of daily use

These Taycans drove around in circles from sunrise to sundown. PHOTO FROM PORSCHE

The Porsche Taycan is one remarkable vehicle in a sea of similar electric cars. It had set benchmarks for EVs even before the vehicle was sold to the public—such as a blistering Nurburgring lap time of seven minutes and 42 seconds, the fastest for a production electric car. More recently, it set the world record for the longest continuous drift in an EV.

Balancing speed and efficiency was key to breaking records. PHOTOS FROM PORSCHE

Well, if you think Porsche has stopped, it’s back at it again. But this time, the engine-less car sets a remarkable 13 endurance records at the Brands Hatch Circuit in the UK using both the Taycan 4S and Turbo S models.

The two cars began lapping the circuit at the break of dawn (7am) and finished at night (8pm). At the helm of these unmodified Taycans were Le Mans legend Richard Attwood, ex-Formula 1 driver Jonathan Palmer, Harry King and James Dorlin.

It was a good opportunity to showcase Porsche's charging technology. PHOTO FROM PORSCHE

These are the records taken by the Taycan 4S:

  • Time to cover 50km – 30 minutes and 51 seconds
  • Time to cover 50 miles (80km) – 49 minutes and 18 seconds
  • Time to cover 100km – 1 hour, 1 minute and 5 seconds
  • Time to cover 500km – 6 hours, 31 minutes and 56 seconds
  • Time to cover 500 miles (805km) – 10 hours, 33 minutes and 35 seconds
  • Time to cover 1,000km – 13 hours and 25 seconds
  • Distance covered in 1 hour – 98.192km

These are the records taken by the Taycan Turbo S:

  • Time to cover 200km – 2 hours, 28 minutes and 49 seconds
  • Time to cover 100 miles (161km) – 1 hour, 38 minutes and 2 seconds
  • Time to cover 200 miles (322km) – 4 hours, 13 minutes and 34 seconds
  • Distance covered in 3 hours – 252.356km
  • Distance covered in 6 hours – 450.065km
  • Distance covered in 12 hours – 915.762km
There should be a one-make race designed for Taycans. PHOTO FROM PORSCHE

It’s quite impressive that the car has managed to do all of that without experiencing any problems—a testament to just how well-built the Taycan is. Something we can’t always say about ordinary vehicles running on internal-combustion engines.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.