Electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S first EV lap record at The Bend

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has established an EV lap record at The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem Bend, South Australia.

The Taycan has set the first electric production car benchmark at the 7.7 kilometre GT Circuit layout at The Bend, the second-longest permanent racing circuit in the world behind the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Porsche Track Experience Chief Driving Instructor and former Bathurst 1000 winner Luke Youlden was the driver behind the wheel for the lap time, setting a benchmark of 3:30.344.

“The lap time of the Taycan just absolutely blew me away,” said Youlden.

“You drive it in a similar way to any other Porsche sportscar. The turn-in, handling and acceleration were outstanding. The power out of the corners is definitely where it makes up a lot of time.“

For comparison, Youlden also set a time of 3:22.066 in the new 911 Turbo around the 35 corner circuit on the same day, a time that set a new production car lap record for the GT Circuit.

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