Porsche is intensifying the performance capabilities of its electric sports sedan, the Taycan, by unveiling a new high-performance variant anticipated to bear the Turbo GT designation. The announcement comes on the heels of a remarkable achievement by a Taycan prototype at the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany, where it shattered the previous lap record set by the Taycan Turbo S.
Currently positioned as the most potent iteration of the Taycan, the Turbo S boasts 750 horsepower generated by its dual electric motors. The forthcoming model seeks to elevate the performance bar even higher, evident in the prototype’s notable enhancements, including a prominent rear wing, a sleek body kit, and apparent upgrades to the wheels and tires. These modifications contributed to a new lap time of 7:07.55 around the Nürburgring, a remarkable 26-second improvement over the Turbo S.
Drawing parallels with the Cayenne Turbo GT, the most hardcore version of the luxury SUV, expectations are that the Taycan Turbo GT will likely feature increased power and potentially incorporate weight-saving measures. It is anticipated that this variant will be exclusive to the sedan body style, excluding the Cross Turismo and Sport Turismo wagon versions of the Taycan, despite the intriguing prospect of a longroof Taycan Turbo GT.
Further details about this exciting Taycan model are expected to be released by Porsche in the near future, likely positioning it as part of the 2025 model year lineup. However, with the anticipated enhancements, enthusiasts should brace themselves for a starting price well exceeding $200,000.