Porsche Taycan Turbo GT packs 1,093bhp, does 0-62mph in 2.2 seconds

Porsche has just pulled the wraps off the most extreme version of its Taycan electric car, in the shape of the Taycan Turbo GT.

The new flagship model brings a host of chassis and drivetrain upgrades over regular Taycan models, which have allowed it to set lap records at the Nurburgring and Laguna Seca.

The headline figure is peak power of 1,093bhp from a reworked front motor and new rear motor. In GT models equipped with the Weissach pack, that enables the Taycan GT to go from 0-62mph in a mind-bending 2.2 seconds. Without the Weissach pack, it’ll take 2.3 seconds. Top speeds are 180mph for ‘regular’ models and 190mph for Weissach cars.

As with other versions of the Taycan, that peak power is only available for short bursts of time. In the GT regular output is 778bhp, which increases to 1,019bhp in launch control mode. A further Attack Mode function will lift that to 1,093bhp for two seconds.

While the 0-62mph time is impressive, it’s only two tenths of a second faster than a regular Taycan Turbo. The real difference is north of 62mph. The run from standstill to 124mph takes 6.6 seconds for the Taycan Turbo GT without the Weissach package and 6.4 for cars with the pack – up to 1.3 seconds quicker than the Taycan Turbo S.

The extra power comes courtesy of a new rear motor and an updated pulse inverter. This has been upgraded from 600 amperes to 900 amperes, and features a new semiconductor material which allows for more power and torque and reduces energy losses.

To cope with the extra power and up to 988lb ft of torque, the Taycan’s two-speed transmission has been strengthened and the ratios altered.

And there are chassis and body upgrades too. All Taycan Turbo GTs come with the dynamics package including GT-specific tuning for the adaptive active ride suspension, new GT-specific front splitter and bespoke rear spoiler. Standard GTs have an adaptive spoiler while the Weissach pack brings a fixed rear wing and additional underbody air deflectors.

Porsche has also taken a look at the Taycan’s weight. Using bespoke carbon fibre brakes with lightweight calipers, forged wheels and carbon fibre body trim has helped, as has ripping out a load of sound deadening, floor mats and the powered tailgate function. That sheds 70kg from the regular car. For the really extreme Weissach pack, it has even removed the rear seats and rear speakers, deleted the second charge port and made the remaining port manually operated, leading to a further 75kg saving.

All of that adds up to some impressive track stats. The Taycan Turbo GT set a lap time of 7:07.55 lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, making it the fastest four-door car of any powertrain around the infamous circuit and stealing the title from the Tesla Model S Plaid. It has also lapped the famous Laguna Seca raceway in 1:27.87, which makes it the fastest production EV around the Californian track.

Both versions of the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT are available to order now, priced from £186,300.

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.