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Porsche’s fastest car ever the Taycan Turbo GT destroys Tesla’s electric lap record

It's been revealed in full, and it's terrifyingly fast.
  • The Taycan Turbo GT is Porsche’s fastest, most powerful EV yet
  • The Turbo GT mashed Tesla’s record for series production electric cars around the world-famous Nürburgring with a time of just 7:07.55
  • The Taycan Turbo GT will do 0-62 mph in an astonishing 2.2 seconds, when it’s fitted with the track-focussed Weissach pack

Published on Mar 12, 2024 at 4:07PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 15, 2024 at 4:44PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Porsche just unveiled its most powerful production car ever and, as you probably guessed, it’s an EV.

It’s called the Taycan Turbo GT, and it’s a more potent version of the four-door EV.

So potent in fact, it’s already destroyed Tesla’s electric lap record.

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To cut a long story short, the Tesla Model S Plaid held the Nürburgring record for series production electric cars when it set a time of 7:25.23 for a full lap.

Well, that record’s been and gone, as the Taycan Turbo GT obliterated it with a 7:07.055 lap time.

The Taycan also holds the same record around California’s Laguna Seca raceway.

Available in standard and Weissach trims, the Taycan Turbo GT is powered by a new rear-mounted electric motor that runs on 900 amps, giving more power and torque.

In standard guise, the Taycan Turbo GT packs 778 hp but, when launch control is engaged, the electric motors deploy 1,019 hp and 988 lb-ft of torque.

Apparently, the Taycan Turbo GT can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.3 seconds, which drops to 2.2 seconds with the Weissach Package.

Top speed in the standard Taycan Turbo GT stands at 180 mph (290 km/h), while Weissach-equipped cars have a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h).

Official figures say it’ll do 344 miles (554 km) on a charge, although it probably won’t manage that if you’re hammering round a racetrack like Porsche so clearly wants you to.

Speaking of juice, the 2025 Porsche Taycan charges in rapid time.

Looks wise, the Turbo GT doesn’t look too disimilar to any other Taycan.

It’s been given new air curtains at the front, a set of forged wheels with lighter ceramic brakes tucked behind them, a smattering of carbon fiber on the B-pillar, and a new ducktail spoiler at the back.

However, if you opt for the Weissach Package, the back seats are removed and replaced with a carbon fiber bulkhead.

The ducktail is also swapped out for a fixed wing good for 140 kg of claimed downforce, and more carbon fiber, resulting in a 70kg weight saving.

Further Weissach pack weight-saving includes the removal of the floor mats in the cabin and trunk, lighter glass, a single charge port instead of two, and a sound system that lacks its rear speakers.

The Taycan Turbo GT is available now and priced from $230,000, with first deliveries expected later this spring.

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