2025 Porsche Taycan Arrives With 938 HP And A Price Tag To Match
For 2025, Porsche took aim at the Tayan’s Achilles Heel: its range.
Now boasting 421 miles for the rear-drive model with a larger battery, the Taycan is better than ever. Range across the lineup is up, and Porsche says the Turbo S model will now do 391 miles over the previous 290. However, these figures are off the European WLTP range testing cycle, and we’ll have to wait for EPA figures for the lineup. Regardless, improvement has been demonstrated, and that means more money. Porsche now starts the Taycan at a whopping $101,395, with the lineup topping out at $213,695 for the Turbo S model. This is up from a starting MSRP of $92,550 the previous year.
Changes are thorough, despite relatively little changing aesthetically. New LED headlights are in play, and so are updated fenders. Pricer trims like the Turbo S will get a new rear light bar and illuminated red Porsche script (you can pay up for this in lower trims). Tubo S models get some flashy new (fake) vents in the rear bumper, though Porsche does say it improves the car’s aerodynamics despite their lack of true ventilation.
The secret to the Taycan’s healthier range is a fully new battery set for the entire lineup. Standard Taycan battery size grows to 83.6kWh, and a new Performance battery pack bumps things up to 97kWh. The Performance battery seems to be the one to have, not just due to range, but its lighter construction — Porsche says 19 fewer pounds. With improvements to overall kWh capacity, Porsche has also introduced improved charging to the Taycan. Now, the model will peak at a solid 320 kW (supposing the charger dispensing the juice is capable of 800-volt DC fast charging). Stuttgart will also hand buyers a 150-kW DC/DC converter as standard, helping improve charging speeds on 400-volt networks.
Mechanical changes are not limited to the battery and charging infrastructure of the new Taycan. A totally new motor sits a the rear axle, which is now lighter and more powerful. Coupled with the lighter battery, Turbo S models drop 33 pounds. Power for rear-drive models is unchanged, though overboost functionality is no longer needed to get at the full 402-hp blend.
The Turbo S does see significantly more power. However, it must be unlocked through various constraints. Get in a Taycan Turbo S, and it makes 764 horsepower. Use the new push-to-pass function, and that figure rides to 857 hp for 10 seconds. Use launch control software, and the figure rises to a peak of 928 horsepower and 808 lb-ft of torque. It sounds limiting, but it’s also worth remembering that the outgoing output for the Turbo S was capped at 750 hp and 774 lb-ft.
Sitting betwixt the base and the Turbo S models will be the continuing Taycan 4S and Taycan Turbo trims. Unfortunately, Porsche hasn’t detailed exact specifications for these yet. The brand did say the wagon (Cross Turismo) will continue to be available in the US, though the rear-drive Cross Turismo has bitten the dust. Despite this, we can glean some specifics for the middle two trims based on other mechanical updates. All will have access to standard air suspension with an optional anti-roll system on offer, and the previous Taycan’s old 48-volt system has been replaced with a new electro-hydraulic one dubbed “Active Ride” that counters roll and compensates for pitch and dive. Porsche also says no models will offer one-pedal drive (again) for reasons of “purity,” which is odd coming from a brand that does not have turbochargers on some of its Turbo models.
Inside, Porsche does what Porsche does best, honing things with minor but meaningful updates. For starters, the passenger screen now features a filter that blocks the driver’s view, allowing media to be played while the car is in motion. The instrument cluster also sees a slight update, and it will now display the maximum available charging speed based on battery conditions to the driver. Pricing has also been announced for the middling two trims EM the 4S runs $120,495 and the Turbo starts at $175,595. Order a Cross Turismo instead, and there’s a fixed $2,700 price bump. Porsche will begin deliveries in the summer.
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Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.
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