2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT unveiled, sets new track record at Laguna Seca

Porsche has officially unveiled the 2025 Taycan Turbo GT, with the electric sedan joining the 1,000 horsepower club. The Taycan Turbo GT packs up to 1,092 horsepower and is able to reach 60 mph in just 2.1 seconds, making it the most powerful series-production vehicle in Porsche’s esteemed history.

The Taycan Turbo GT is not just about straight-line acceleration, with its track performance being equally impressive, setting a Nürburgring lap time of 7:07.55. This lap time, achieved with the Weissach package. is not only significantly quicker (by 18 seconds) than the Tesla Model S Plaid, but perhaps more impressively it also narrowly trails the record set by the hypercar Rimac Nevera of 7:05.298.

Porsche hasn’t only been testing the new Taycan GT at Nürburgring, also taking it to California where it set a lap record for EVs at Laguna Seca with a time of 1:27.87. The Model S Plaid previously held the record with a time of 1:30.30.

All of that performance does come with a premium price of $270,000 in Canada or $231,995 in the US. Porsche also offers a Weissach track package at no additional cost. This pricing strategy positions the Taycan Turbo GT among Porsche’s most expensive offerings, yet its performance metrics challenge those of hypercars costing significantly more.

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A key to the Turbo GT’s performance is its enhanced pulse inverter in the rear, elevating the dual-motor all-wheel-drive system’s output to a standard 777hp, with launch control pushing this to 1,092hp temporarily. The pulse inverter, featuring a 900-amp rating and silicon carbide semiconductor material, allows for higher switching frequencies, translating to improved efficiency and, ultimately, more power.

Weight reduction also plays a crucial role in the Taycan Turbo GT’s achievements. The Weissach package removes the rear seats and several other components, reducing the car’s weight by 157lbs compared to the Turbo S. This package also introduces aerodynamic enhancements, including a new front splitter and a large fixed rear wing, increasing downforce to 485 pounds.

Aesthetically, the Taycan Turbo GT and its Weissach variant do not disappoint and live up to what you would expect from Porsche, with exclusive exterior colors like Pale Blue Metallic and Purple Sky Metallic for the 2025 model year, and a cabin featuring 18-way adjustable sport seats and carbon-fiber accents.

Porsche also ensures the car is equipped with many of the Taycan’s available features as standard, including carbon-ceramic brake rotors and Porsche Active Ride air suspension, specifically tuned for the Turbo GT.

The 2025 Porsche Taycan GT is expected to arrive at dealerships this summer.

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