2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Review First Drive: A New Speed Dimension

Kunal D’souza
by Kunal D’souza
The 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT is available exclusively in Purple Sky Metallic this year

The Porsche Taycan sparked a war with Tesla when it set a Nurburgring record with its Turbo S. Tesla went on a mission to prove the Model S could beat the Porsche and they did with the Plaid, a 1,020 hp triple-motor EV that lapped the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes and 25 seconds. Not one to sit idly by, Porsche fired back with an all new Taycan model, the Turbo GT, and recently crushed the Plaid’s record by a whopping 18 seconds.

2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Quick Take

The new 2025 Porsche Taycan GT Turbo resets the benchmark for electric sedans. The power, speed, and control of the large four-door is near unbelievable. But it retains the ability to drive comfortably on the road, even carrying four people, as long as the no-cost Weissach Pack isn’t included.

So just how fast is this super Porsche electric vehicle? Mind-bendingly fast, yet, still fully controllable.

What’s New for 2024

The new Turbo GT doesn’t have any extra motors, it uses the same dual-motor powertrain and 97 kWh battery found in the Turbo S which includes the more powerful rear motor installed in the new 2025 Taycans. The power bump comes directly from a more powerful 900-amp pulse inverter, exclusive to Turbo GT. Pulse inverters are critical components in an EV because all the drive energy from the battery passes through them in order to be converted to the right type of current for the electric motors. They are crucial for performance and efficiency. And the one in the Turbo GT uses silicon carbide for the semi-conductor material, another boost to efficiency.

Visually the Turbo GT gets “air blades” on the front and rear bumpers and an adaptive spoiler topped with a carbon-weave gurney flap. Sensational new colours Pale Blue Metallic and Purple Sky Metallic are exclusive to the Turbo GT for one year.

Powertrain: Power of the gods

The bronze wheels on the 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT look great when contrasted with the Pale Blue Metallic exterior paint

During a launch the Turbo GT puts down a ridiculous 1,092 hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque. The factory claims it will zip from standstill to 0-60 mph in 2.1 seconds (100 km/h in just 2.2 seconds) when equipped with the Weissach package. That’s an astonishing time which we know probably errs on the conservative side of things. The compression on your chest feels like there’s a moose sitting on it. It’s quicker than your thoughts and it feels like time stands still for those brief few seconds you’re hurtling down the tarmac. We launched it over and over and over, and it felt the same every single time. Incredible.

We were, of course, on a closed course, possibly the only place to really experience just how insane the Turbo GT’s acceleration really is. It seems a sure bet that Porsche made this car just to beat every lap record there is. Only the Rimac Nevera, a $2.2-million hyper car is faster around the Nurburgring, and only by 2 seconds. That makes the Turbo GT incredible value in comparison.

Handling and Drivability: Ready to Attack

A group of 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT models in their natural habitat, the race track

Launching down the long straight comes to an end as the first corner, a 90-degree right hander approaches at well over 250 km/h. Stomp on the brakes, which are standard carbon ceramics on the Turbo GT, and the Porsche scrubs off speed like it hit a brick wall. A damp track means ABS engagement is inevitable, but the front end dives into corners with minimal effort and maximum confidence. In the Turbo GT, it’s ok if you make mistake, you don’t have to hit every apex and even if you exit with too much power, it’s easy to catch. It’s quite possibly the least scary 1,000+ hp car to drive but this is the only car I’ve driven with over 1,000 hp, so take that last statement with a grain of salt.

While the Turbo GT doesn’t give you 911 levels of feedback through the steering wheel it feels light and agile. It’s 75 kg lighter than the Turbo S achieved through carbon fibre mirror caps, b-pillar trim, and side-skirt inlays. There are also lightweight and spindly 21-inch forged wheels with relief-milled spokes. North Americans, sadly, don’t get the carbon bucket seats that other markets do.

The push-to-pass function has been replaced here by what Porsche calls “attack mode” which was designed to function like in does in their Formula E cars. It provides a 161 hp punch for 10 seconds when activated. Attack mode was used several times during the record setting laps of the Nurburgring and Laguna Seca. It can be re-used every four seconds and blurs the line between reality and video game.

Ride Quality and Comfort: Standard active ride

Standard carbon ceramic brakes are included with all 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT models

The Turbo GT comes with Active ride first introduced on the updated Panamera. On the Taycan Turbo GT, each damper is equipped with a motor pump unit powered directly by the battery. These units provide an upward or downward force on the damper and they can do it extremely quickly. The Taycan can raise or lower itself at each wheel nearly instantly which means that virtually all unwanted body motions can be cancelled out and it can remain perfectly flat on the track without using anti-roll bars.

Interior Style and Quality: It’s all about Weissach

Some features are excluded in the 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT to save weight

Weissach packs are nothing new on these top-end Porsches but the one offered on the Taycan comes at no extra cost but it does come with one big caveat—no rear seats. It just feels silly to have no rear seats in a four-door sedan but on the Turbo GT with the Weissach option there’s just a big glossy carbon-fibre panel that you can use as a luggage shelf and little else. Weissach pack equipped cars are easy to spot with their big fixed carbon wing and “Weissach” decals on either side of it.

A Turbo GT with the Weissach pack is a further 70 kg lighter with the missing rear seats being a big reason for that. Other omissions in the name of weight-savings are the dashboard clock, foot and boot mats, the Bose stereo, and the driver’s side charging port. There’s also less insulation and special glass that also saves weight. The weight loss is the sole reason the Weissach Turbo GT is quicker to accelerate and faster around a track. In the right hands it’s an absolute weapon and can exit corners sideways, all four tires screaming, in a way I’ve never seen any electric car do before it.

Value, Dollars, and Sense: It's Exclusive Alright

A large exterior spoiler is standard on the 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Weissach Package

The Turbo GT starts at $230,000 in America, or $270,000 in Canada. Whether or not that’s worth it is really up to you. It’s double the price of the 4S but is in a completely different league in the context of speed and it has most of the major option boxes checked off. It’s also not every day that Porsche offers a comprehensive track package at no extra cost.

2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT: Final Thoughts

Another shot of the 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT in Pae Blue Metallic ready to hit the race track

The 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT is the most powerful production Porsche of all time and a milestone achievement for the company. We’d skip the Weissach pack because a four-door sedan should have rear seats and the loss in performance isn’t something you’d ever notice outside of a track and only if you’re the Stig.




Quite Pricey

Attainable Handling

Weissach Pack Removes Rear Seat

Still Livable

Almost too Much Performance

2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT FAQs

(Q) Is the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT any everday car?

(A) If you can afford to own one, the Turbo GT can be driven daily, but it's more at home ripping around a track.

(Q) How much power does the 2025 Taycan Turbo GT have?

(A) It has peak power of 1,092 hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque.

(Q) How quick is the 2025 Taycan Turbo GT?

(A) It can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in 2.1 seconds.



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Kunal D’souza
Kunal D’souza

From the moment he set his four year old eyes on a brand new red BMW convertible, Kunal was a car enthusiast for life. Now he writes about them professionally and travels the world in the quest of the best stories, whether it’s Porsches in Spain or Rams in Texas and anything in between. Kunal has never owned a car with an automatic transmission, if that counts for anything.

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  • David David on Apr 10, 2024

    All that horsepower and its brother, the 911 GT3 RS laps the ring in the mid six minute and 40 second range with a measly 518 hp. I’ll take that flat six any day. And it goes vroom not whoosh.

  • Ski Bum Ski Bum on Apr 11, 2024

    Why does it have Turbo in the name if it doesn't have a turbo???