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The 2025 Taycan Turbo GT Is Porsche's Fastest EV Ever

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The 2025 Taycan Turbo GT Is Porsche's Fastest EVPorsche

If you love performance driving, the Porsche Taycan is already the standout performer among all-electric vehicles on the market. The previous generation of Taycan Turbo S that won its price class in Road & Track's inaugural Performance EV of the Year has already been replaced with a major update to make the car even better, but Porsche did not stop there. Go one level up and you get the new Taycan Turbo GT, the most serious track EV ever built by a major auto manufacturer.

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The Turbo GT is the first Taycan, or any Porsche EV, with a GT model. As with the Cayenne Turbo GT, the badge means that this is a GT line car built on top of a turbo line car. It becomes the second car to break from a tradition of GT-branded Porsches as track-focused cars and Turbo-branded cars as powerful grand tourers, combining both missions into an outrageously powerful car with serious track aspirations.

The performance bona fides back up the choice to use both of Porsche's most prestigious badges. Thanks to a more powerful pulse inverter, standard horsepower output of 777 hp adds 13 hp over the more pedestrian Turbo S. That goes up to 1019 hp with Launch Control, then an outrageous peak of 1092 when using the car's Attack Mode overboost. Add in a reduction of up to 157 lb over the Turbo S and an optional fixed rear wing that contributes to 485 lb of total downforce over the car and the Turbo GT is a serious performer.

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With the optional Weissach pack, the Turbo GT can reach 190 mph. That is an impossible stratosphere for most EVs, but it lags slightly behind the industry standard for other thousand-plus-horsepower beasts like the Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air Sapphire. The 0-60 time does too, at just 2.2 seconds or 2.1 with the Weissach option. That may be disappointing to people looking for big numbers in the typical EV benchmarks, but the Turbo GT more than makes up for that with what it can do in one lap on a track.

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Porsche first showed this car as an unnamed Taycan variant in a Nürburgring record run two months ago. There, the Taycan Turbo GT set what Porsche calls the record for all series production EVs. That qualifier about series production is because it is slower than the Rimac Nevera hypercar, but the Turbo GT is just two seconds off the Nevera over a lap of just under 13 miles. It is also the fastest four-door of any sort, quick enough to beat the previous four-door EV record set by a Tesla Model S plaid by an astonishing 18 seconds. The pre-facelift Taycan Turbo S that once held that record never did better than 7:33, 26 seconds off the Turbo GT's pace.

Porsche also claims it set a record for a series production EV at California's Laguna Seca in February. Not only does that lap time of 1:27.9 easily crush a lap at 1:36.6 set by Tesla when the Model S Plaid debuted in 2019, it beats a lap at 1:28.2 set by a heavily modified Tesla Model S Plaid built solely for track runs two years later. The lap also destroys the fastest-known official time by a GT4 race car at the track by three seconds.

In short, the Taycan Turbo GT has proven itself on two very different race tracks that each have their own long history of major manufacturers testing lap records. From that data, we can infer that this lags behind only the Rimac Nevera among all road-going EVs ever built in track performance.

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It does all of that while remaining a four-door sports sedan, although the new rear wing on Weissach Pack builds takes away from any idea that this might be a subtle car for subtle people. If you want to erase that illusion even more, you can option the car down from four seats to two. It remains a four-door either way, so buyers who opt for two seats are left with a Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition-style luggage bench with its own set of access doors in the back.

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The Taycan Turbo GT comes in six colors, with three colors of striped wrap and a black decal set available for further customization. If you have the cash for a $230,000 MSRP before delivery, processing, and handling fees and the dealer connections to get one without a mark-up, the Taycan Turbo GT is available to order now and set to arrive in summer of this year.

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