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The Nurburgring time of the Taycan Turbo was quite frankly a big disappointment for me. 7:42 just doesn't seem right when you have a Ferrari Enzo at 7:25, and the Top Gear most recent test of the Taycan Turbo S had a time of 1:17.6 and the Enzo had 1:19. The top Gear track is quite compact with a lot of lower speed turns that would put the much heavier Taycan at a disadvantage compared to the much faster Nurburgring. Certainly the Turbo S should have a 'ring' time closer to the 7:25 I would think. Any explanations or thoughts? Certainly the Turbo S will be quicker, but not 20 seconds quicker than the Turbo...





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The Nurburgring time of the Taycan Turbo was quite frankly a big disappointment for me. 7:42 just doesn't seem right when you have a Ferrari Enzo at 7:25, and the Top Gear most recent test of the Taycan Turbo S had a time of 1:17.6 and the Enzo had 1:19. The top Gear track is quite compact with a lot of lower speed turns that would put the much heavier Taycan at a disadvantage compared to the much faster Nurburgring. Certainly the Turbo S should have a 'ring' time closer to the 7:25 I would think. Any explanations or thoughts? Certainly the Turbo S will be quicker, but not 20 seconds quicker than the Turbo...
The weight is so well masked by all the chassis controls that the limiting factor on the Ring is rather the top speed and not the cornering speed and certainly not the acceleration. And these factors contribute inversely to the faster lap time at a short sinuous track where top speed is no object. in my uneducated opinion.. :cool:
 
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The weight is so well masked by all the chassis controls that the limiting factor on the Ring is rather the top speed and not the cornering speed and certainly not the acceleration. And these factors contribute inversely to the faster lap time at a short sinuous track where top speed is no object. in my uneducated opinion.. :cool:
So was the Turbo limited, and that's why the time is so much slower? Seems like a crazy thing to do.
 

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Isn’t the top speed limited on all Taycans? 160mph IIRC?
Yes its supposed to be 261km/h in reality a little faster 269km/h so no way ner as fast on top speed as an Enzo
 

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Yeah it's definitely the top speed that makes the difference on tracks like that. Taycan is pretty good in turns due to having such a low center of gravity and can accelerate from a turn like a rocket, but on longs straights it doesn't have the top speed to match some cars.

That being said, with some practise I'm sure the time can be improved. But I don't think there is anything fishy here.
 

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Does anyone know - is the Taycan top speed the top speed the car is actually capable of? Or close to it? Or is it an imposed “governor” on the speed of the car...
 

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