2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Officially Unveiled With Over 1,000 Horsepower

Earlier this year, Porsche set a new class record both at the Nürburgring and at Laguna Seca with a pre-production version of its most powerful car ever. Well, this is it, folks. Meet the 2025 Taycan Turbo GT and its 1,000+ electric horsepower.

Aesthetically, the new model features a unique front spoiler with aeroblades as well as a specific adaptive rear spoiler, the tear-off edge of which incorporates a Gurney flap in a high-gloss carbon-weave finish. Additional aerodynamics measures include air deflector elements on the underbody and a new front diffuser.

In the rear, the model with the Weissach package features a fixed rear wing in a carbon-weave finish with wing supports fixed to the body. The total downforce here is up to 220 kg, something few other cars can brag about.

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A total of six exterior colours are available, including the new Pale Blue Metallic and Purple Sky Metallic (pictured). These are reserved exclusively for the Taycan Turbo GT for one year. The extensive Paint to Sample program from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur offers further customization options. 

Shedding Weight

Since weight is the No. 1 enemy of sports cars, Porsche has made the Taycan Turbo GT up to 75 kg lighter than the Turbo S model. As you can imagine, several carbon fibre parts contribute to this weight reduction, including the trims on the B-pillars, the upper shells on the door mirrors and the side skirt inlays.

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Inside, full bucket seats made of CFRP (carbon fibre-reinforced plastic), a lightweight luggage compartment and the omission of the electric soft-closing function of the tailgate also save weight. Elsewhere, lightweight ceramic brakes come standard.

Taking things one step further, the Weissach package eliminates all equipment not required for track driving, shaving off another 70 kg or so. Instead of the usual rear seats, there is a tailor-made, high-quality lightweight carbon cladding with a storage compartment behind the seat shells for the driver and front passenger. The cargo and floor mats are dispensed with, and less insulation material is used. Additionally, you’ll only find a charge port door on the passenger’s side, which is operated manually instead of electrically.

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New Rear Motor

With performance at the very top of their list of priorities, Porsche engineers fitted more powerful pulse inverters (with a maximum current of 900 amperes instead of 600 amperes) to the rear axle. 

The Taycan Turbo GT delivers 777 horsepower as standard. However, with Launch Control activated, output increases to 1,019 horsepower or up to 1,092 horsepower for two seconds according to the peak power measurement method. The car needs just 2.3 seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h—or 2.2 seconds with the Weissach package. 

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Acceleration from a standstill to 200 km/h can be done in 6.6 seconds or 6.4 seconds, respectively. As for top speed, Porsche claims 305 km/h with the Weissach package. Peak torque is rated at 988 lb-ft in both cases.

Slotting above the Taycan Turbo S, the new 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT and Turbo GT with the Weissach package will go on sale in the Canada this summer. Pricing starts at $270,000.

Hold On Tight

Did we mention we got to ride shotgun in a prototype of the Taycan Turbo GT Weissach with professional driver and endurance champion Jörg Bergmeister behind the wheel? That’s right: The Car Guide was among the media invited to a lapping session right next to the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The track boasts a number of tight turns, sweeping corners and elevation changes similar to some of the world’s most famous raceways, including the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Once the brakes were cooled using a good old leaf blower (we kid you not), our turn was up.

Handling is mighty impressive despite the still fairly heavy weight. The Taycan Turbo GT actually handles like a smaller sports car. Special performance summer tires and advanced electronic systems play a big role, of course. Bergmeister raved about the set of dampers included in the Porsche Active ride adaptive suspension. So did we.

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The car is capable of neck-snapping acceleration and remains almost perfectly flat during hard braking thanks to the aforementioned lightweight ceramic brakes. It’s one thing to look at those specs, but it was quite another to experience them on a track in the hands of an expert driver.

The four laps we did all felt like a blur, really. Back in the paddocks, we couldn’t stop grinning. The latest and greatest Porsche Taycan is a breathtaking and exhilarating performer with very few rivals—if any—and a marvellous showcase of the power of electrification. Stay tuned for a more detailed review following a behind-the-wheel session with the production model.

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