Porsche Taycan Turbo GT: High-Performance Electric Supremacy

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Porsche Taycan Turbo GT High-Performance Electric Supremacy

Porsche has just unveiled the Taycan Turbo GT, a car they dub as “the most dynamic Taycan of all time.” This high-performance electric sedan is here to challenge the Tesla Model S Plaid and even chase down a couple of hypercars along the way.

We’ve been catching glimpses of this car for months, cloaked in black-and-white camouflage, leaving us wondering: what sets it apart? Well, the answer lies in the numbers.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT, especially with the Weissach package, arrives as a record-breaker even before hitting the market. The model secured an impressive record at the Weathertech Laguna Seca race track in Monterey, California, and another one at the Nürburgring during its development phase.

Porsche Taycan Turbo GT High-Performance Electric Supremacy

During its Nürburgring lap, it clocked in at 7 minutes and 7.55 seconds, with test driver Lars Kern behind the wheel. This time, it beats the Tesla Model S Plaid by 18 seconds and falls just over 2 seconds behind the Rimac Nevera hypercar.

More recently, at the 2.24-mile Laguna Seca circuit, the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT covered the 11 corners in 1 minute and 27.87 seconds, again with Lars Kern at the helm. This shaves off considerable time from the previous record of 1 minute and 30.30 seconds, solidifying its position as the fastest production EV.

Porsche introduced exclusive paintworks for the Taycan Turbo GT, unveiling it in the striking Purple Sky Metallic. Described as “bold moves in bold colors,” this choice perfectly complements the car’s character.

Equipped with two electric motors, the Taycan Turbo GT delivers a staggering 1,085 horsepower (1,100 metric horsepower) for 10 seconds at the push of a button, engaging its Attack Mode—a transfer of Formula E technology to a road car.

With Attack Mode activated, a countdown timer in the instrument cluster indicates the boost, adding an extra 67 horsepower (68 metric horsepower) to the mix.

Without Attack Mode, the Taycan Turbo GT and Taycan Turbo GT with the Weissach package offer 778 horsepower (789 metric horsepower) for everyday driving.

With Launch Control, this increases to 1,019 horsepower (1,033 metric horsepower) or 1,092 horsepower (1,108 metric horsepower) under peak power measurement. Both versions boast a maximum torque of 988 pound-feet (1,340 Newton meters).

These power figures propel the Taycan Turbo GT from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) in just 2.3 seconds, or 2.2 seconds with the Weissach package. It completes the 0 to 124 mph (0 to 200 kph) sprint in 6.6 seconds, or 6.4 seconds, with the optional Weissach package.

The car’s top speed is electronically limited to 180 mph (290 kph), which extends to 190 mph (305 kph) with the Weissach package.

The lightweight construction, coupled with a more powerful pulse inverter on the rear axle and various carbon fiber elements, makes the Taycan Turbo GT 165 pounds (75 kilograms) lighter than the Taycan Turbo S. Porsche incorporates full bucket seats made of CFRP and offers a selection of exclusive Turbo GT21-inch lightweight forged wheels.

Standard features include lightweight ceramic brakes, brake calipers painted Victory Gold, and a rear spoiler with a Gurney flap in a high-gloss carbon-weave finish. The car also comes equipped with Matrix LED headlights, with an option to upgrade to HD matrix LED headlights at no extra charge.

Inside, black leather adorns the cabin, featuring standard lightweight full bucket seats with the Turbo GT logo embroidered on the headrests. Optional front Adaptive Sports Seats Plus with electric 18-way adjustment and memory are also available, along with contrasting Volt Blue or GT Silver details. The Sport Chrono package from the Turbo S is standard.

In a bid to reduce weight, Porsche has omitted the electric charge port door in the Weissach package version, which now opens manually, and removed the rear speakers of the BOSE Surround Sound system.

The Weissach package adds a fixed rear wing, increasing total downforce to up to 485 pounds (220 kilograms), with the package logo prominently displayed on both sides. Six exterior colors, including the all-new Pale Blue Metallic and Purple Sky Metallic, are exclusively offered with this model for the first year of production.

With power and performance rivaling the Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air Sapphire, the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT is poised to make a significant impact when it hits showrooms this spring.

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