Porsche Unleashes 1,093-hp Taycan Turbo GT

The electric sedan is the German automaker’s most powerful production model yet.

Greg Kable

March 13, 2024

3 Min Read
Porsche Taycan Turbo GT front 1.4
Performance package, launch control function boost Taycan Turbo GT’s standard 778 hp to 1,093 hp.

Porsche introduces its most powerful road car to date, the Taycan Turbo GT, on the eve of its 2024 media, analyst and investor conference in Stuttgart, Germany.

The all-wheel-drive electric performance sedan crowns a facelifted first-generation Taycan lineup set for U.S. sale this year, running a more powerful version of the Taycan Turbo S’s dual-motor drivetrain in combination with a 93.4-kWh (useable) lithium-ion battery.

With a claimed 1,093 hp in combination with an optional Weissach performance package, it eclipses the 938 hp of its recently introduced sibling by a substantial 170 hp.

In standard form, the latest Taycan model boasts up to 778 hp, or 27 hp more than the Taycan Turbo S. A launch control function adds 241 hp for up to 10 seconds at 1,019 hp. With the Weissach package, the Taycan Turbo GT develops 1,093 hp, but only for two-second bursts, after which its power electronics limit reserves.

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Maximum torque is 988 lb.-ft. (1,340 Nm), or some 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm) more than that offered by the Taycan Turbo S.

By comparison, the Tesla Model S Plaid’s tri-motor drivetrain delivers a claimed 1,020 hp and 1,050 lb.-ft. (1,424 Nm), making it a direct competitor for the new Porsche model.

The power boost is achieved through the adoption of a new rear-mounted electric motor and an inverter with a silicon-carbide semiconductor, says Porsche. Together, they reduce energy losses and operate with a current of up to 900 amperes, well above the 600 amperes of the Taycan Turbo S. A more advanced heat pump provides improved thermal management.

Performance also is enhanced by a 165.3-lb. (75-kg) reduction in curb weight for the standard Taycan Turbo GT over the Taycan Turbo S. This comes via the use of carbon fiber within the B-pillars, door mirror caps and front seats, as well as the adoption of new 21-in. forged aluminum wheels and lighter carbon ceramic brakes.

The Weissach package brings an added 154.3-lb. (70-kg) reduction, including the removal of the rear seats and rear speakers, a reduction in sound-deadening material and the omission of floor and trunk mats.

Porsche claims a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time for the standard Taycan Turbo GT of 2.3 seconds. With the Weissach package, this is reduced to 2.2 seconds, making it the fastest-accelerating road-going model the German automaker has ever sold.

Top speed is limited to 190 mph (306 km/h) as standard and 180 mph (290 km/h) with the Weissach package. To enhance track performance, Porsche has equipped its new performance flagship with a recalibrated active ride suspension.

Porsche claims the Taycan Turbo GT has lapped the Nürburgring circuit in Germany some 25 seconds quicker than the Taycan Turbo S at an official 7 minutes, 7.55 seconds.

The 4-door model also claims a new production-car lap record at the Laguna Seca circuit in California at 1 minute, 27.9 seconds. This compares to the 1 minute, 28.2 second lap time claimed by Tesla for the Model S Plaid.

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