Electric Track Beast: 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Boasts 1,092 Horsepower

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As technology continues to advance, there is always room for improvement, even in a high performing vehicle like the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT takes this concept to the extreme, becoming the ultimate production Porsche with unparalleled power. Thanks to its launch control feature, the twin motors can reach an astounding 1019 horsepower (reaching a peak of 1,092 horsepower for a brief two seconds) and an immense 988 pound-feet of torque.

This formidable amount of power propels the vehicle to reach 60 mph in a mere 2.2 seconds, or even faster at just 2.1 seconds with the added Weissach Package. Critics may immediately highlight that the Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air Sapphire boast sub-two second acceleration, yet they include a rollout in their calculations while Porsche does not.

The primary objective of the Taycan Turbo GT is not focused solely on its top speed; this electric vehicle was meticulously designed to dominate racetracks. In fact, a prototype model shattered the record for fastest lap by an electric sedan on the Nurburgring Nordschleife with an impressive time of 7:07.55. Additionally, it holds the title as the quickest mass-produced car at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, with a time of 1:27.87.

“According to Model Line Vice President Kevin Giek, ‘The two records in Laguna Seca and on the Nordschleife show what great track potential there is in the Taycan.’ He emphasizes that to truly excel on the track, sheer power is not enough. The overall package of acceleration, braking, cornering grip, aerodynamics, stability, and fine-tuning must be perfectly balanced. And in the Taycan Turbo GT and the Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach Package, our engineers have achieved this in a truly impressive manner. They have already done an excellent job with the recently updated Taycan models, but our new GT cars have once again raised the bar for driving dynamics and enjoyment.”

The Turbo GT boasts several notable enhancements compared to the base Turbo and Turbo S models, such as a more powerful silicone carbide pulse inverter located on the rear axle. Additionally, Porsche has tweaked the gear ratio on the two-speed transmission, resulting in a higher maximum speed of 180 mph (or 190 mph with the addition of the Weissach Package). The vehicle also features Porsche Active Ride suspension with specialized tuning designed specifically for the GT trim, ensuring a stable and steady ride on the race circuit.

The Taycan Turbo GT comes equipped with 21-inch lightweight forged wheels as its base option, however, customers have the choice to opt for other wheels from the Turbo S. In addition, it features standard Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes with front calipers painted in Victory Gold and equipped with 10 pistons. According to Porsche, modifications made to the brake disc chamber and caliper housing result in a reduction of over four pounds from the vehicle’s weight.

The Turbo GT offers the option of HD Matrix Design LED lights, although it comes equipped with Matrix Design LED headlights. Its unmistakable features include carbon fiber SportDesign side skirts, mirror caps, and B-pillar. Additionally, the standard version includes an adaptive spoiler with a carbon fiber Gurney flap, while the advanced Weissach Package offers a fixed wing constructed from carbon as well.

The upcoming 2025 model year will see a limited color selection of only six standard choices for vehicles, with the introduction of two fresh shades: Pale Blue Metallic and Purple Sky Metallic, which will be exclusive to the Turbo GT trim. These unique colors will later become available for other trims in the following year. As is customary, Paint to Sample options will also be offered.

Potential customers seeking the ultimate track-worthy Taycan Turbo GT will undoubtedly be drawn to the newly offered Weissach Package. For the first time, this option comes at no extra cost. However, be warned that opting for this package means sacrificing some practical features in exchange for enhanced performance. With this package, the Turbo S sheds a whopping 157 pounds and gains a whopping 485 pounds of additional downforce. How does Porsche achieve such impressive weight reduction? By replacing the rear seat area of the Taycan with a lightweight carbon fiber storage compartment. Additionally, the Sport Chrono package, floor and trunk mats, and sound insulation are all eliminated. Furthermore, the rear speakers have also been taken out, leaving just four speakers in total.

The choice to include luminous branding for Porsche on the rear of the vehicle cannot be made when selecting the Weissach Package. Additionally, neither a motorized trunk hatch nor a glass rooftop can be included. Furthermore, in contrast to other models of the Taycan that possess both AC charge ports on either side, the Turbo GT Weissach has omitted the driver’s side port to decrease its weight.

Within the interior, the models that will be sold in the US will be equipped with 18-way Adaptive Sports Seats Plus featuring memory capabilities. Adorned on the headrests is an embroidered Turbo GT logo, complemented by a corresponding plaque situated beneath the climate control panel. Unfortunately, the carbon bucket seats are not an option for American buyers as they do not meet homologation standards.

The Turbo GT boasts the identical steering wheel as other Porsche GT models, encased in sleek black Race-Tex and featuring a prominent 12 o’clock marker. In contrast to the GT3, the left paddle shifter is responsible for managing regenerative braking, while the right one engages “Attack Mode” for a brief but intense burst of maximum aggression lasting 10 seconds. Additionally, Porsche has thoughtfully incorporated a Track Endurance Mode, designed to efficiently cool the batteries during prolonged track sessions.

The starting price for both the 2025 Taycan Turbo GT and Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package is $230,000. This cost does not encompass a $1,995 fee for delivery, processing, and handling. To put this in perspective, the Turbo S begins at $209,000; however, it does not include certain features such as the Porsche Active Ride suspension as standard.

The price of a Model S Plaid may be lower, but it sacrifices speed on the racetrack and cannot compete with the Taycan in terms of build quality, branding, or personalization choices. On the other hand, the Lucid Air Sapphire is pricier, potentially more opulent, and boasts greater power, yet it is not geared towards track performance. Although these three electric vehicles have distinct features, they are all costly and loaded with advanced technology. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate them based on their shared traits.

Reservations are now available and the Turbo GT is set to reach US retailers in the summer of 2024. In the interim, our test ride provides an insight into what can be anticipated.


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