Porsche expands Taycan range with two versions of Turbo GT

STUTTGART: Porsche is expanding the model line-up of its all-electric sports sedan to include the Taycan Turbo GT and the Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package.

The latter is built for the track and dispenses with the rear seats in favour of an even better power-to-weight ratio.

These additions signal a significant advancement in the luxury sports sedan sector, offering unparalleled power and driving dynamics designed for both the track and the road.

Both versions boast over 1,100 PS of peak power, with the Taycan Turbo GT achieving a combined power consumption of 21.6 – 20.7 kWh/100 km and the Weissach package version slightly lower at 21.3 – 20.6 kWh/100km, as per WLTP standards, while emitting zero CO2.


The Weissach package variant is particularly noteworthy for its track-focused design, eschewing rear seats to improve the power-to-weight ratio, and incorporating various lightweight construction techniques and aerodynamic enhancements.

The Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package earned the title of fastest electric series-production car at the Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, in California, on Feb 23, 2024.

With a time of 1:27.87min., Porsche development driver Lars Kern put in a faster lap than any other driver has before with a road-approved electric car.

Not long before that, a pre-production version of this same new model set a new class record on the Nürburgring. Kern was also at the wheel on that occasion and posted a lap time of 7:07.55 min. on the Nordschleife.


This official lap time is a whopping 26 seconds faster than Kern recorded for his last record lap in a Taycan Turbo S Sport sedan equipped with the performance package back in August 2022. This time also stands as the current record for series-production electric cars and also makes the Turbo GT the fastest four-door of any powertrain type on the Nürburgring.

Central to these achievements are the Taycan Turbo GT variants' innovative technologies, including a more powerful and efficient pulse inverter using silicon carbide and an "Attack Mode" that adds up to 120 kW of power for 10 seconds.

This feature, inspired by the push-to-pass system used in Porsche's 99X Electric ABB FIA Formula E World Championship cars, allows drivers to unleash additional power with ease, enhancing the driving experience on the track.


The Taycan Turbo GT variants also see improvements in their powertrain, with a new rear-axle motor and pulse inverters capable of delivering up to 815 kW of power for two seconds under peak conditions.

This allows the Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package to accelerate from zero to 100kph in just 2.2 seconds, making it faster than the already impressive Taycan Turbo S.

Their maximum torque is up to 1,340Nm, and they can achieve a range of up to 555km according to WLTP measurements.

Porsche's commitment to lightweight construction and optimised chassis design further distinguishes these models.

The use of carbon fibre components, lightweight bucket seats, and a dynamics package with Porsche Active Ride suspension contribute to significant weight reductions and enhanced driving dynamics.


The Taycan Turbo GT variants are fitted with exclusive Turbo GT wheels and ceramic brakes for improved performance.

In terms of design, bothversions feature exclusive exterior colours, carbon fibre components, and distinctive aerodynamics, including a new front spoiler and adaptive rear spoiler with a Gurney flap for the Turbo GT.

The interior reflects the cars' sporty ethos, with standard Race-Tex features, lightweight full bucket seats, and the option for custom interior equipment.

The Weissach package takes performance and design a step further, introducing additional aerodynamic elements, a fixed rear wing, and a track-optimised interior that sheds about 70 kg from the car's weight by removing unnecessary components and focusing on essentials for racing performance.

The Taycan Turbo GT and Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package represent the height of electric sports car engineering, combining cutting-edge technology, exceptional power, and refined design to set new standards in the EV market.


The Weissach package logo features on both sides of the rear wing. Exclusively available on request is a striped wrap in Volt Blue, Black or Black (matt). This further accentuates the car’s motorsport character. The striped design can be combined with the black decal set.
Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package, 2024, Porsche AG

Eliminating all equipment not required for track driving has shaved off another roughly 70 kg compared to the Taycan Turbo GT without the Weissach package.

Instead of the usual rear seat system, 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 analogue clock from the Sport Chrono package, which is normally present on the instrument panel, is also dispensed with, as are the foot and boot mats and less insulation material is used.


The Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package only has a charge port door on the passenger side, which is operated manually instead of electrically. Special sound- and heat-insulating glass and the Sound Package Plus also save weight. The latter does without rear speakers and replaces the Bose Surround Sound system.

The GT interior package with Race-Tex features in Black comes as standard. On the passenger side there is a badge with the Weissach package logo. The interior packages in Volt Blue and GT Silver are also available for the Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package. Contrast stitching in the respective colour rounds out the range of features.

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