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Electric track monsters with over 1,000 hp have often been reserved for startups such as Lucid and Rimac, but now the established players are entering the game. Behold the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT, the most powerful machine to ever grace the automaker's lineup (it has 1,092 horses in its mighty stable) and among the quickest, with a 2.2-second 0-60 time that precisely matches the legendary 918 Spyder.




The Turbo GT follows the rest of Porsche's GT-branded models with its focus on weight reduction for optimal track performance. The optional Weissach package furthers the Turbo GT's lightweight mission by cutting the rear seats, floor mats, automatic charging port, analog clock, and insulation material, which shaves down the EV's 0-60 time to an insane 2.1 seconds. Downforce for Weissach-equipped models is rated at 485 lbs.


This EV's powertrain is heavily based on the dual-motor setup found in the Taycan Turbo S. Upgrades include a revised rear motor with a new pulse inverter, an improved transmission ratio, and a more durable gearbox. The motors alone produce 777 hp, but launch control lets this number skyrocket to a staggering 1,019 horses. And for two seconds, peak output is rated at a Tesla-smashing 1,092 hp. Meanwhile, torque sits at a similarly impressive 988 lb-ft. After seeing these numbers, it's no surprise that the Taycan Turbo GT is the most powerful production Porsche ever made.


Aside from the standard launch control mode, the Turbo GT also packs what Porsche calls Attack Mode. It gives the vehicle a healthy 160-hp boost for ten-second intervals, and this can be controlled using the right-hand paddle shifter.



On the outside, the Turbo GT flaunts a hardcore body kit with underbody air deflectors, an "aeroblade" splitter, an upgraded rear diffuser, and an adaptive rear spoiler with a Gurney flap. Underneath, Porsche's Active Ride suspension system comes standard, though it has been retuned for this model. Carbon fiber finishes lighten things up on the side skirts, mirror caps, and B-pillars, and there is a set of lightweight 21-inch forged wheels designed to assist in cooling the larger ceramic brakes. Those are accompanied by calipers in Victory Gold.


There are six standard exterior colors for the Taycan Turbo GT, though you can widen the variety by paying extra for a PTS color option. But for no extra cost, you can opt for Volcano Grey Metallic, Purple Sky Metallic, Shade Green Metallic, White, or Black. Pale Blue Metallic is the sixth option, though it costs an additional $2,850.



Stepping inside, the Turbo GT features a mix of Race-Tex and leather upholstery, which is available color themes such as black, Volt Blue, and GT Silver. In front of the driver there is a GT Sport steering wheel, and there are 18-way adjustable Adaptive Sports Seats. Further setting this cabin apart from the other Taycan models is the Turbo GT badging, which is embossed on the headrests and center console.


A Record-Smashing EV




Porsche proudly holds the record for the "fastest electric series-production car" at the Weathertech Laguna Seca Raceway in California with the Weissach-equipped Taycan Turbo GT. Sacrificing the rear seats and sound insulation pays dividends, with a record-setting lap time of 1:27.87 achieved as recently as February 23, 2024 by Porsche development driver Lars Kern.


Kern was also behind the wheel when a pre-production Turbo GT became the "fastest four-door of any powertrain type" at Germany's Nurburgring this past January. Now that is one impressive accomplishment, as the 7:07.55 lap time beats the Tesla Model S Plaid by 18 seconds and triumphs over every gas-powered four-door to ever attempt a record at the Green Hell.


Customers will be able to get their hands on the Taycan Turbo GT starting this summer, but they'll have to swallow an eye-watering price of $230,000, and that's before any additional fees and options. This price is $21,000––or a whole Chevrolet Trax––more than the second-quickest Taycan Turbo S.


Image Credits: Porsche
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Mar 20, 2024
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Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Smashes Track Records, Packs 1,092 HP

Porsche now has an answer to the Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air Sapphire.

Electric track monsters with over 1,000 hp have often been reserved for startups such as Lucid and Rimac, but now the established players are entering the game. Behold the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT, the most powerful machine to ever grace the automaker's lineup (it has 1,092 horses in its mighty stable) and among the quickest, with a 2.2-second 0-60 time that precisely matches the legendary 918 Spyder.




The Turbo GT follows the rest of Porsche's GT-branded models with its focus on weight reduction for optimal track performance. The optional Weissach package furthers the Turbo GT's lightweight mission by cutting the rear seats, floor mats, automatic charging port, analog clock, and insulation material, which shaves down the EV's 0-60 time to an insane 2.1 seconds. Downforce for Weissach-equipped models is rated at 485 lbs.


This EV's powertrain is heavily based on the dual-motor setup found in the Taycan Turbo S. Upgrades include a revised rear motor with a new pulse inverter, an improved transmission ratio, and a more durable gearbox. The motors alone produce 777 hp, but launch control lets this number skyrocket to a staggering 1,019 horses. And for two seconds, peak output is rated at a Tesla-smashing 1,092 hp. Meanwhile, torque sits at a similarly impressive 988 lb-ft. After seeing these numbers, it's no surprise that the Taycan Turbo GT is the most powerful production Porsche ever made.


Aside from the standard launch control mode, the Turbo GT also packs what Porsche calls Attack Mode. It gives the vehicle a healthy 160-hp boost for ten-second intervals, and this can be controlled using the right-hand paddle shifter.



On the outside, the Turbo GT flaunts a hardcore body kit with underbody air deflectors, an "aeroblade" splitter, an upgraded rear diffuser, and an adaptive rear spoiler with a Gurney flap. Underneath, Porsche's Active Ride suspension system comes standard, though it has been retuned for this model. Carbon fiber finishes lighten things up on the side skirts, mirror caps, and B-pillars, and there is a set of lightweight 21-inch forged wheels designed to assist in cooling the larger ceramic brakes. Those are accompanied by calipers in Victory Gold.


There are six standard exterior colors for the Taycan Turbo GT, though you can widen the variety by paying extra for a PTS color option. But for no extra cost, you can opt for Volcano Grey Metallic, Purple Sky Metallic, Shade Green Metallic, White, or Black. Pale Blue Metallic is the sixth option, though it costs an additional $2,850.



Stepping inside, the Turbo GT features a mix of Race-Tex and leather upholstery, which is available color themes such as black, Volt Blue, and GT Silver. In front of the driver there is a GT Sport steering wheel, and there are 18-way adjustable Adaptive Sports Seats. Further setting this cabin apart from the other Taycan models is the Turbo GT badging, which is embossed on the headrests and center console.


A Record-Smashing EV




Porsche proudly holds the record for the "fastest electric series-production car" at the Weathertech Laguna Seca Raceway in California with the Weissach-equipped Taycan Turbo GT. Sacrificing the rear seats and sound insulation pays dividends, with a record-setting lap time of 1:27.87 achieved as recently as February 23, 2024 by Porsche development driver Lars Kern.


Kern was also behind the wheel when a pre-production Turbo GT became the "fastest four-door of any powertrain type" at Germany's Nurburgring this past January. Now that is one impressive accomplishment, as the 7:07.55 lap time beats the Tesla Model S Plaid by 18 seconds and triumphs over every gas-powered four-door to ever attempt a record at the Green Hell.


Customers will be able to get their hands on the Taycan Turbo GT starting this summer, but they'll have to swallow an eye-watering price of $230,000, and that's before any additional fees and options. This price is $21,000––or a whole Chevrolet Trax––more than the second-quickest Taycan Turbo S.


Image Credits: Porsche

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