2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Debuts, Sets Lap Records

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Porsche has expanded its electric vehicle lineup with the addition of two high-performance models: the Taycan Turbo GT and the Taycan Turbo GT equipped with the Weissach package.

These models are notable for their superior electric power capabilities, surpassing 1,084 horsepower. Specifically, the Taycan Turbo GT shows a power consumption of 21.6 – 20.7 kWh/100 km, while the Weissach variant consumes 21.3 – 20.6 kWh/100 km. Both models produce zero CO2 emissions.

A significant achievement for the Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package was setting new lap records at both the Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca and the Nürburgring. Porsche development driver Lars Kern was instrumental in this accomplishment.

The models stand out for their advanced dynamics, featuring lightweight construction and improved aerodynamics. A key innovation is the more efficient pulse inverter on the rear axle, which elevates the driving experience. The cars also include an ‘Attack Mode,’ which provides an additional 120 kW of power for 10 seconds, enhancing their performance on race tracks.

Porsche has upgraded the powertrain in these models, offering a 580 kW output with the capability to boost up to 760 kW and 815 kW for short durations. The inclusion of advanced pulse inverters ensures better control and efficiency.

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Weight reduction has been a focus for enhancing performance. Compared to the Taycan Turbo S, the Taycan Turbo GT’s weight has been reduced by up to 75 kg. This weight saving is achieved through the use of unique design elements, such as exclusive aerodynamic and carbon-fiber components, adding to both performance and aesthetic appeal.

“The two records in Laguna Seca and on the Nordschleife show what great track potential there is in the Taycan,” says Model Line Vice President Kevin Giek. “To prove your mettle on the track, it’s not enough to simply have as much power as possible. The overall package of accelerating and braking, cornering grip, aerodynamics, stability and fine-tuning has to be right. In the Taycan Turbo GT and the Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package in particular, our engineers have achieved this in absolutely stunning fashion. They have already done a great job with the recently updated existing Taycan models. But our new GT cars yet again clearly raise the bar even higher in terms of driving dynamics.”

Kern set a new lap record of 1:27.87 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, beating the previous record of 1.30.3 set by Tesla’s Model S Plaid in 2020.

“The track at Laguna Seca pushes the Taycan Turbo GT to the limit. It’s the overall package that makes the difference,” says development driver Lars Kern. “The Turbo GT with Weissach package sets new standards in almost every metric. These include acceleration and braking, an Attack Mode that’s intuitive to use and a powertrain designed for maximum traction and performance. And the cornering grip levels are just as impressive.

The Taycan Turbo GT models are expected to be delivered to customers starting in spring 2024. No word on pricing, just yet.