Porsche Mission E Aiming for Nurburgring-Lapping Ability More Than Dragstrip ETs

While very fast charging may have been the main motivation for engineering the upcoming Porsche Mission E on a new 800-volt platform—versus the 400-volt standard used for every other current EV—the decision won’t disadvantage the EV in the measures that matter a lot to Porsche buyers: performance, of course. So far, Porsche has teased us […]

Porsche Mission E Aiming for Nurburgring-Lapping Ability More Than Dragstrip ETs

While very fast charging may have been the main motivation for engineering the upcoming Porsche Mission E on a new 800-volt platform—versus the 400-volt standard used for every other current EV—the decision won’t disadvantage the EV in the measures that matter a lot to Porsche buyers: performance, of course. So far, Porsche has teased us […]

Fast and Loose: There’s No Oversight for Nurburgring Lap-Time Claims

Numbers don’t lie. They defy interpretation. That’s one reason why car-obsessed souls pore over performance numbers such as horsepower, acceleration times, and lateral grip with religious zeal. We’ve all watched with varying levels of envy, awe, and stupefaction at how ’Ringmeisters tame what Sir Jackie Stewart once called the Green Hell. The German Nürburgring’s Nordschleife, […]