Enhanced Performance: Porsche Taycan Turbo S 2025 Model Boasts 938HP, Increased Range and Dynamic Upgrades

Electric Sedans and Wagons Set to Outperform Tesla with RWD and AWD Capabilities

The Porsche Taycan lineup for 2025 is set to revolutionize the world of luxury electric sedans and wagons, thanks to a major update that brings significant improvements on all fronts. At the forefront are impressive numbers like 938 horsepower for the Taycan Turbo S, an acceleration time of 2.3 seconds from 0-60 mph, and a larger Performance Battery Plus with a capacity of 105 kWh.The 2025 Porsche Taycan family is poised to shake up the high-end market for electric sedans and wagons, as it undergoes a thorough revamp. This includes remarkable enhancements across the board – such as the Taycan Turbo S boasting of an incredible 938 horsepower, reaching 0-60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, and a bigger Performance Battery Plus with a whopping 105 kWh energy storage.

Porsche boasts improved performance, increased range, enhanced efficiency, and quicker charging capabilities across its lineup. However, it falls short in some areas as the standard Sport Turismo wagon variant for the US market has been discontinued (at least for now), with no GTS trim available for the updated Taycan range. This leaves only the standard Taycan sedan and the Taycan Cross Turismo pseudo-off-roader as options. Both are offered in four trims (reduced from five, although the specific trims that have been removed have not been disclosed) and are available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.

Impressive as it may be, the Turbo S’s impressive headline figure of 938 hp falls short in comparison to the Nurburgring record-breaking electric sedan, which features a winged design that the upcoming Taycan Turbo GT model is likely to incorporate. In contrast, the Turbo S boasts a peak power output of 188 hp higher than its predecessor, resulting in a faster 0-60 time by 0.3 seconds. In fact, with a record-breaking acceleration time of only 2.3 seconds, the Taycan Turbo S has now claimed the title of the fastest Porsche ever produced. Notably, this increase in power was previously only accessible through launch control, but now, the Sport Chrono package includes a new push-to-pass function available on the 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S models, delivering an additional 94 hp for up to 10 seconds.

The Taycan sedan, now exclusively available in rear-wheel drive, has received a significant power boost with its current model boasting 482 horsepower, an increase of 80 from the previous version. As a result, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, which is 0.6 seconds faster than before. For those who opt for the Taycan 4S, equipped with the Performance Battery Plus, the power output reaches up to 590 horsepower when using Launch Control. The Taycan Turbo models, also equipped with the larger battery, can reach a maximum power of 871 horsepower.

The advancements in efficiency are primarily attributed to the upgraded rear engines, which boast an impressive 107 horsepower increase compared to their previous models.

The powertrains of this vehicle vary depending on the body style, with only the sedan option providing the choice of rear-wheel drive. This is then enriched by 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S variations. On the other hand, the Cross Turismo series offers a selection of 4, 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S options for its powertrain.

The architecture of the Taycan, with its 800-volt system, has undergone further improvement. It can now charge at a maximum rate of 320 kW in perfect circumstances, which is an impressive 50 kW jump from before. However, not all charging networks are compatible with 800 volts, which is why a new 150 kW DC/DC converter has been introduced to enhance charging performance under these circumstances. In optimal conditions, the Taycan can now achieve a recharge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes, reducing the time by 4.5 minutes compared to its previous capability. This is despite the increase in battery size.

In a move to improve its electric vehicles, Porsche has enhanced the Performance Battery Plus by increasing its capacity from 93 kWh to 105 kWh. Despite this upgrade, the weight of the battery pack has been reduced. While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) range has not yet been officially verified, Porsche conducted real-world testing in the United States which resulted in a distance of 365 miles on a single charge. This is a significant improvement compared to the previous EPA range for the Taycan, which ranged from a mere 208 miles for the base model up to a maximum of 246 miles for the now discontinued Taycan GTS.

These enhancements stem from increased battery size, improved motor efficiency, and newly-designed aerodynamic wheels with reduced rolling resistance. These upgrades specifically target the 21-inch model in this facelift.

Furthermore, the maximum brake regeneration capacity has now increased to 400 kW, representing a significant increase of over 30%.

Control is essential when it comes to power, and Porsche is well aware of this, which is why adaptive air suspension is now included as a standard feature on all Taycan models. Additionally, customers can opt for the Porsche Active Ride suspension, adapted from the recently released Panamera, on all-wheel drive versions.

The aim is to reduce body roll and diving when braking, while improving handling by evenly distributing the weight of each wheel in every corner. With the Taycan, this is now achievable as it can effectively counteract pitch and roll while driving dynamically.

In 2025, the Taycan will receive a series of modifications, going beyond a mere mechanical makeover. The facelift will involve revamped front and rear fascias, as well as new headlights and taillights. To enhance the aesthetic appeal and create a wider appearance, narrower headlights and updated bumpers will be implemented, ensuring clear separation between the front air curtains and the headlight cluster. These upgrades will also feature high-resolution LED HD-Matrix Design technology with fresh lighting graphics.

The back of the car showcases a 3D-style Porsche emblem within the light strip, which is now lit up for the first time and includes welcome and goodbye animations like the recently released Macan.

The latest Turbo derivatives feature a distinct identity through the updated Turbonite branding and design. Porsche has also released fresh paint hues for these models, although their specific names have yet to be revealed.

The all-new Taycan comes equipped with high-quality leather interiors, as is typical for Porsche. However, the company now offers two alternative options, both completely free of leather. These options include a sleek Black option and a combination of Black and Slate Grey, featuring a state-of-the-art Race-Tex microfiber material and a luxurious wool-based fabric designed in a one-of-a-kind Pepita houndstooth pattern. While this option comes at no extra cost for Turbo models, it is possible to add it as an optional feature for base and 4S models. This unique design also includes striking GT Silver stitching and seatbelts for added style and sophistication.

Several significant updates have been made to the latest version, including a refreshed user interface for the dashboard, central entertainment system, and an optional screen for passengers. Additionally, all models now feature a mode switch on the steering wheel, while Sport Chrono and Performance Battery Plus versions also include a push-to-pass button on the wheel.

Additional features are incorporated as part of the standard package, such as a cooled wireless charging pad, a heated steering wheel, Lane Change Assist, ambient lighting, and Porsche Intelligent Range Manager. These features now come as standard on all trim levels.

The driver assistance features are now under the control of a new lever located behind the steering wheel, while Apple CarPlay has been more extensively integrated. Additionally, the car now includes an in-car video feature that allows for streaming videos on both the central and passenger displays.

Great news – orders are currently open as you peruse this article. However, the availability will vary depending on your preferred body style. The refreshed Taycan will make its way to US dealerships in the summer season.

When it comes to pricing, there is a significant increase throughout the lineup, with the starting models costing approximately $9,000 more and Turbo versions costing around $13,000 more.

According to Porsche’s Kevin Giek, the recently updated Taycan has achieved “unprecedented levels of performance, boasting exceptional driving dynamics and overall enjoyment,” while simultaneously “[enhancing] efficiency, range, everyday practicality, and comfort.”

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