Porsche has as soon as once more been noticed testing a Taycan prototype fitted with parts we usually see on one of many automaker’s GT sports activities automobiles.
We have beforehand introduced you spy photographs of a prototype for an up to date Taycan that ought to arrive later this yr to mark the halfway level within the electrical sedan and wagon’s life cycle. Nevertheless, the prototype proven right here is for one thing very totally different.
There is not any lacking the brand new aerodynamic parts, just like the prolonged entrance splitter, chunky facet skirts, rear diffuser, and rear wing. The entrance air curtains have additionally been sealed, suggesting the prototype would possibly function new air channels hidden behind the entrance fascia.
Additionally pointing to the prototype being for a brand new high-performance Taycan variant, Lars Kern has been seen behind the wheel at instances, together with throughout some earlier Nürburgring testing. He’s Porsche’s sizzling shoe accountable for lots of the automaker’s official lap instances on the ‘Ring, and was the motive force of the Taycan Turbo S which in the summertime clocked a 7:33.35 lap time on the German racetrack. The time is greater than two seconds faster than the time set by the far more highly effective Tesla Mannequin S Plaid, and is the present document for manufacturing EVs on the ‘Ring.
2024 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT spy photographs – Picture credit score: Baldauf
Be aware that engineers have additionally positioned a “TDI” badge on the trunk lid for a little bit of enjoyable, a badge that some fellow Volkswagen Group manufacturers use to indicate a diesell engine.
Porsche hasn’t mentioned whether or not it plans to introduce sooner variations of the Taycan, although there have been rumors of a extra highly effective three-motor variant designed to match not solely Tesla’s Plaid but in addition Lucid’s Air Sapphire and different EVs within the pipeline boasting four-figure horsepower numbers. Such a variant might be badged a Taycan Turbo GT, much like the Cayenne Turbo GT grade.
Efficiency within the Taycan presently tops out with the Turbo S grade whose output registers at 616 hp (750 hp briefly), or sufficient for 0-60 mph acceleration in 2.6 seconds and a prime velocity of round 162 mph.
Rumors level to the potential new Taycan vary topper packing as a lot as 1,000 hp, which could see the 0-60 time drop nearer to 2 seconds and the highest velocity rise to round 200 mph. Keep tuned.