Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Steals Tesla Record for Fastest Vehicle

The new Porsche Taycan Turbo GT is an all-electric powerhouse. With 1,000 hp and 0 to 60 mph in 2.1 seconds, it's the fastest, most powerful road-legal Porsche of all time.

Porsche has been on a roll for the past few months as it expands its all-electric lineup. After revealing the all-electric Macan in January, its first established model to be converted to an EV, Porsche followed it up with the updated Taycan last month.

The new Taycan is better in every way, with more range, faster charging and more performance. “We're continuing this success story with the extensively updated Taycan,” said Kevin Geek, president of the line.

Porsche includes a larger battery (105 kWh), new thermal management and a heat pump to improve performance.

The new 2025 Taycan reaches “new heights in performance” with all trims faster than its predecessors.

Porsche added features such as a new push-to-pass function that boosts power up to 70 kW (for ten seconds) at the push of a button. With 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and 938 hp, the new Taigen Turbo is Porsche's most powerful road-legal car. That is, until Porsche revealed the Taigen Turbo GT on Monday.

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Porsche Taycan Turbo GT (Source: Porsche AG)

Meet the Porsche Taigen Turbo GT

Porsche had teased the powerful Taigan Turbo GT several times until Monday.

A pre-series model driven by Lars Kern lapped the Nurburgring in 7:07:55. That's 26 seconds faster than the Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sport and 18 seconds ahead of the Tesla Model S Plaid (with track package) record of 7:25:31.

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Porsche Daycon Turbo GT sets new lap record at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca (Source: Porsche AG)

After taking the fastest electric series production car title at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca in California, Porsche unveiled the new model with the Weishaupt package.

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With a lap of 1:27:87, Kern set another record. “To prove your prowess on the track, it's not enough to have as much power as possible. The whole package of accelerating and braking, cornering grip, aerodynamics, stability and fine-tuning has to be right,” explained Geek.

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Porsche Taycan Turbo GT (Source: Porsche AG)

Porsche's engineers have already done a great job with the updated Taycan, but “our new GT cars raise the bar even higher again in terms of driving dynamics and enjoyment,” he said.

Taking Tesla

Porsche's new high-performance EV beat the previous record of 1:30:30 set by the Tesla Model S Plaid in 2020.

horse power 0 to 60 mph
(seconds)
Initial price
Porsche Taycan Turbo GT
(with Vesach collection)
1,092 2.1 $230,000
Tesla Model S Plate 1,020 1.99 $89,990
Porsche Taycan Turbo GT vs Tesla Model S Plaid

While other electric vehicles quickly made their way onto the track, they were all modified. Up to 1,092 hp (with the Weissack package), the new Porsche tops the Tesla Model S Blyde with 1,020 hp.

Tesla says the Model S Plate can go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds (minus rollout). That would top Porsche's claimed 2.1 seconds.

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Porsche Daycon Turbo GT with Weizack package interior (Source: Porsche AG)

Porsche and Tesla have been going back and forth for the fastest electric production car title ever since the Taycan won in 2019.

At first glance, the high-performance EV looks like a sporty Daikon. The model has a front spoiler with aeroblades and an adaptive rear spoiler. It has more of a “racing vibe” than the Turbo and Turbo S models.

The Weissach package removes all non-track driving equipment, such as rear seats, to save 157 pounds compared to the Taycan Turbo S.

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Porsche The new Taycan Turbo GT And the Weissach package with the Turbo GT is now available to order. The first models are expected to hit US dealers this summer.

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