Porsche Taycan Turbo GT lapping at the Nurburgring

Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Breaks Nurburgring Record, Nearing Rimac Nevera’s Benchmark

While the specific details of the Taycan Turbo GT remain shrouded in secrecy, there's speculation of 750kW power output!


In the realm of electric vehicle (EV) performance, Porsche has recently marked a significant milestone with its new Taycan variant, the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT. Achieving a truly stunning lap time of 7:07.55 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, this pre-production model not only sets a new record for four-door EVs but also edges ever closer to hypercar-level performance.

Porsche test driver, Lars Kern, masterfully navigated the 20.8km circuit in the upcoming Porsche Taycan Turbo GT, outpacing the 2022 Taycan Turbo S by 26 seconds and besting the Tesla Model S Plaid by 18 seconds. This feat is particularly noteworthy considering the Taycan’s classification as a four-door vehicle, in contrast to the hypercar Rimac Nevera, which holds the current production EV lap record at 7:05.298. The narrow gap between these times is a testament to Porsche’s continued engineering excellence.

Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Specifications

While the specific details of the Taycan Turbo GT remain shrouded in secrecy, the pre-production model’s aggressive aerodynamics and speculated 750kW power output (a 33% increase over the current Taycan Turbo S) hint at its exceptional capabilities. The previously concealed aerodynamic features of the latest model are now fully visible, shedding the typical camouflage of earlier prototypes. This includes a pronounced front splitter, substantial side skirts, a prominent rear diffuser, and a noticeable rear wing. Additionally, the redesigned front air curtains, seamlessly integrated into the front fascia, are now distinctly apparent.

Porsche taycan turbo gt splitter
Porsche Taycan Turbo GT splitter

Another highlight is the consistency in Kern’s lap times, as noted by Kevin Giek, head of the Taycan model line at Porsche. This consistency suggests advancements in battery technology, enabling the Taycan to maintain its power output over multiple laps without performance degradation.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT, which appears to be the official name based on released images, is Porsche’s first GT division-developed production EV. Under the leadership of Andreas Preuninger and his team, expectations are high for a vehicle that will redefine electric performance engineering.

In anticipation of the Taycan’s full potential, Porsche plans to release an onboard video of the record-breaking lap in March 2024, likely aligning with the official reveal of the updated Taycan lineup. This historic achievement not only elevates the Taycan from an electric sports sedan to an electric performance icon but also reshapes the landscape of what’s possible for four-door EVs.

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