Porsche Taycan

The Apex Predator: 2025 Porsche Taycan Offers Unstoppable Performance

There is a quest for SUV supremacy intensely brewing right now in the auto market! Anything with over 1000 horsepower is bound to turn some of the pickiest heads in existence. The 2025 Porsche Taycan offers unstoppable performance by shaving off 50 pounds by removing the rear seat. 

2025 Porsche Taycan Offers Unstoppable Performance

The wiring from the driver’s side charge-port door has also been removed to save weight. Thinner windshield glass has also been incorporated to drop vital pounds in the quest for speed. The Car and Driver team’s “Lightning Lap” outing measured a few of today’s top dogs on the track. The amazing Weissach package adds a large fixed wing and very cool front and rear splitters. 

The Weight is Over: The Taycan’s Lean & Mean Transformation:

The models blessed with the Weissach package also assault the pavement with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo RS Elect track tires. The Turbo GT model with this package weighs 165 pounds less than the standard Turbo GT. This team experienced an amazing improvement using these tires in the grip department. The Porsche Active Ride damping pulls every last bit of top-notch cornering performance out of the Taycan.

The Taycan’s carbon-ceramic rotors and XXL fixed calipers do a fantastic job of slowing the nearly 5,000-lb Taycan down. The Turbo GT’s peak output can reach a startling 1092 horsepower and can reach 1019 horsepower for unreal 10-second spurts. Development driver Lars Kern assisted with the very responsive steering-wheel paddles. 

Chasing Checkered Flags: The Hardcore Electric Sedan’s Passion for Performance

One of the reasons that the Turbo GT sees the light of day is to be a straight-line acceleration king. It has already set records at the Nurburgring and Laguna Seca, beating out the Model S Plaid each time. During the Nurburging run, the GT nailed down a raucous 26 seconds faster than the previous Taycan Turbo S. 

Here it boasted an earth-shattering top speed of 180 mph. Development driver Kern had previously maxed out the Turbo S at the 161-mph limiter. The battery had proven itself to be truly working in overdrive during the record-setting lap, with a final temperature of 144 degrees. The Motor Trend team made a good point last year when they said that choosing a Taycan once meant sacrificing range for dynamics

The Taycan’s Mission to Tijuana Tests Range and Resilience

Porsche turned over the keys to a 2025 Taycan 4 Cross Turismo to the Motor Trend crew to drive from Marina Del Rey, California to Tijuana, Mexico. The route was clocked at 290 miles, which would be an all-in range test for the new model. They embarked on the journey with a 100 percent charge and situated themselves in Range mode.

Drive mode activates luxuries such as air-conditioned seats, which can drop the range estimate by about two percent. After a sunny and smooth ride, the crew pulled into their final destination with 6 percent battery left. They had successfully commandeered 298.2 miles at an average consumption of 3.2 miles/kWh. Many daily drivers don’t even need this much range, and fast-charging options can add about 75 miles of range in about five minutes. 

Seville Serenade: The Porsche Taycan’s Notable Speed in Southern Spain

The Jalopnik team experienced the Taycan in the most scenic regions of Spain, where it immediately took their breath away. The first shot during acceleration was “just like adrenaline”, and the carbon-ceramic brakes are, hands down, some of the best in existence. The available 2.8-degree rear-axle steering cuts down on the turning radius by about two feet. 

The “Easy Entry” function is a very cool benefit of Active Ride, which automatically raises the suspension by 2.2 inches when one of the doors is opened. This setting was perfect to render the test team’s final conclusion: anyone who thinks electric cars can’t be fun should drive a Taycan. In a revert to an age-old car guise, the instant torque was the trait that made the Taycan so fun to drive during this adventure. 

Final Thoughts on A Trailblazing EV Accomplishment:

The Car and Driver experts agreed that the most notable improvements to this year’s Taycan were with the power and range. Range issues were addressed head-on with battery-pack engineering, while acceleration was improved across the board. From the base-level trim, you move up to the Turbo S, and then to the quite charming Cross Turismo wagon version. This year’s biggest acceleration gain is on the base model, which now reaches 60 mph .6 seconds quicker. 

What do you think of this German powerhouse’s incoming EV? Porsche has undoubtedly created some of the most memorable vehicles of all time. Is it everything that EV’s ever dreamed of becoming, or does it still lack the reigning potential of the crown’s jewels? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or check out another article about the 2023 model.

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Jon Weirman
I am a freelance writer in the Midwest who specializes in vehicles built for expert-level off-roading, and anything with a staggering amount of horsepower. In my first life I worked in broadcasting for Starz Network and Discovery Channel. I also love retro video games and sci-fi movies. Everything from the loud and burly muscle cars of the late 1970s to new crossover SUVs with futuristic tech features have populated my inbox!

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