/The 1,019 Hp 2025 Taycan Turbo GT Is Porsche’s Answer to the Top Tesla

The 1,019 Hp 2025 Taycan Turbo GT Is Porsche’s Answer to the Top Tesla


Wasn’t it just yesterday when 500 hp in a road car seemed outrageous? Lately, though, 1,000 hp is beginning to feel like the new normal, especially with electrified sedans such as the 1,020 hp Tesla Model S Plaid and the 1,234 hp Lucid Air Sapphire. Now Porsche joins this rarefied, all-electric club with its 2025 Taycan Turbo GT.

This king-of-the-hill Taycan picks up where the previous Taycan Turbo S leaves off. Never mind that the 2025 Turbo S gets jolted from 750 hp to 938 hp with this mid-cycle refresh. Not enough. Using the same electric motors but with a specially developed 900-ampere pulse inverter on the rear axle, the Taycan Turbo GT delivers 1,019 hp (1,092 hp with launch control) and 988 ft lbs of torque. That output gives the car a zero-to-60 mph time of 2.1 seconds and the ability to cover the quarter mile in 9.4 seconds.

The 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT with the Weissach Package.

The 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT with the Weissach Package.

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Launched in 2019, the Taycan was Porsche’s initial production EV. One criticism leveled at the original model was its modest range when compared to the major competitors. The 2025 iteration sees an increase in range, faster charging, more power, and more standard features compared to its predecessors—essentially, everything the owner of a 2024 Taycan doesn’t want to hear.

A new standard air suspension with dual-chamber dampers replaces the previous base steel-spring setup, and there’s a new active suspension dubbed Porsche Active Ride (PAR) that, as a $7,140 option, works to keep the car level throughout a range of drive dynamics. PAR also has the car elevating when opening a door to make for easier entry and exit.

The 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT with the Weissach Package.

The 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT sees increased range, faster charging, more power, and more standard features than previous model variants.

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Other new standard features include ambient lighting, a wireless-charging tray for smartphones, charging ports on both the driver and front passenger sides, as well as Power Steering Plus, which adjusts steering response based on speed. In addition, the infotainment interface has been bolstered with extra functions and there’s an optional 10.9-inch passenger screen, but the digital-control-only air vents are an ergonomic pain, and the passenger room at the back is still tight.

As for the Taycan’s battery packs, they are lighter, more energy dense, and recharge faster—up to 320 kW under ideal conditions—which means the car can replenish its charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in 18 minutes. Decreased charging times, compared to the previous battery, are also claimed to apply in lower temperatures. And while there are no EPA range figures for the 2025 Taycan as yet, Porsche claims up to a 35 percent increase, theoretically putting the all-wheel-drive Taycan 4S at around 332 miles, which still leaves it lagging behind competitors such as the Lucid Air and Tesla Model S.

The steering wheel and dashboard in a 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT.

While ambient lighting and a wireless-charging tray for smartphones are now standard inside the cabin, there’s also the option for a 10.9-inch passenger screen.

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Sitting low, the Taycan exhibits dynamic poise, fluidity, and tactile steering that give it an impressively neutral disposition on Spain’s fast and technical Circuito Monteblanco, where I’m behind the wheel of the Turbo GT and the Turbo GT with Porsche’s Weissach Package (both priced at $230,000). Each version is fit with carbon-ceramic brakes, 21-inch forged alloys, and various carbon-fiber pieces to assist in weight reduction. The Weissach package makes the Turbo GT more track focused, eliminating the rear seats and giving the car a fixed rear wing and Pirelli P Zero Trofeo RS tires. In general, the nearly 5,000-pound vehicle acts as if it’s only half that weight when it comes to handling.

The 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT with the Weissach Package.

The Taycan Turbo GT and Turbo GT with the Weissach Package are both priced at $230,000.

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Yet with output figures for sedans now approaching hypercar levels, practicality seems to be taking a back seat. As a reality check, does a four-door daily driver really need more than 1,000 hp and the ability to reach 190 mph? (Don’t ask the kids.) In the case of Porsche’s top-tier Taycan, perhaps its real purpose is to answer Tesla’s Model S Plaid, an example of which set a Nürburgring lap record for road-going EVs. That was until Porsche development driver Lars Kern subsequently bested it in a Taycan Turbo GT with a time of 7:07.55—certainly a benchmark to remember while on the morning commute.

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Driving the 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT on track.

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