Video: Top Gear, The Stig and Porsche Taycan Turbo S lap record


If you follow Top Gear on a TV, you already know that in the last episode of 28th series they tested the new Porsche Taycan in high-performace version Turbo S. OK, let’s forget about that „Turbo“ badge on it. It’s just a marketing, everybody knows that there are no turbos.

The Stig managed to post a lap time of 1:17,6 and that is bloody fast (considered that Taycan is very heavy car with almost 2,4 tons). This time is only one tenth slower than time posted in Mercedes-AMG GT-R. And the same time was achieved with Koenigsegg CCX with upgraded aerodynamics. Do you remember how The Stig crashed that car without rear wing? To put it into perspective, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 was slower with time of 1:18,3.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S is also the fastest four door saloon ever tested on the Top Gear test track. Next is Alfa Romeo Giulia QV with time of 1:21,4, BMW M3 made it in 1:21,6. Check out onboard video, Taycan is really, really fast. For comparision: Tesla Model 3 AWD Performance was almost four seconds slower than Taycan. And four seconds on Top Gear test track is like centuries. Sorry Elon, your cars suck.