The Porsche Taycan Turbo Somehow Lapped Faster Than A Shelby GT500 At Hockenheim

Only by half a second, sure, but it's quite a miracle for the non-S variant of Porsche's EV warrior

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I'm not joking: Porsche's Taycan Turbo (the non-S version) whipped up a 1:54. time at Hockenheimring, 0.5s faster than the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that boasts 90 more hp and weighing almost a ton less.

German magazine Sport-Auto sent Christian Gebhardt out with the Taycan Turbo on an overcast day to set this surprise of a time round Hockenheim, and the resulting footage is quite a trip, to say the least.

For context, here's the lap the Shelby GT500 made:

And for a direct 4-door rival, here's the BMW M5 Competition going a tenth slower:

It's quite a shock to me to see the Taycan set a lap that can make these cars sweat (and how hairy and lairy the lap went), but I suppose it's down to Porsche just being a smidge better at tuning the Taycan overall.

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Comments (13)

  • Honestly, a less than a second difference can probably be attributed more to the driver.

      1 month ago
    • That sounds about right. Porsche doesn’t play when it comes to the car or the driver.

        1 month ago
    • Nobody is commenting that the Porsche (turbo) STARTS at 150k!!! Yes, a 4 door for TWICE the MSRP should be AS fast if not faster.... That’s what I would expect!

      Then you can fill up the 500 on the way home in less than 4 hours as well....

        1 month ago
  • It was to be expected that the Taycan could pull out stuff like that, Porsche has always been about looking the perfect balance and above all the driving experience, and altough BEVs are pretty much milkfloats with batteries Porsche somehow made the Taycan have both the performance and at the same time a engaging driving experience.

      1 month ago
  • Get the Taycan to do 25 laps and see if actually has the range to do it!

      1 month ago
  • Porsche has amazing driving dynamics!

      1 month ago
  • Fuck yeah. Go on taycan

      1 month ago