Automakers are aiming for more metrics than just range in the fiercely competitive EV market.

The Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S Plaid have already exchanged punches once in the performance EV

And now, the German company is taking direct aim at Tesla's high-performance competitor

Manufacturers and car aficionados alike find refuge in the 12.94-mile asphalt ribbon that stretches

 Known as the ultimate performance automobile test, this tight, uneven, and winding circuit

As a result, lap time at The 'Ring has developed into a kind of standard. 

A Nurburgring lap has evolved into a type of marketing exercise more than anything

else with the introduction of each new generation of sports cars, GT cars, and now electric vehicles.