New Porsche Taycan Turbo GT with more than 1,000 horsepower rumored to rival the Tesla Model S Plaid
With the Porsche Taycan, the reputable German sports car maker from Zuffenhausen successfully entered the age of electric mobility. Although the currently fastest model variant of the electric car, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, just recently outperformed the competing Tesla Model S Plaid on the legendary Nordschleife race track in Germany, the company is expected to step up its game by releasing an even better-performing model variant within the next two years.
Accordingly, Motor1 and InsideEVs have now released some additional details and photos of an obviously more powerful prototype of the Porsche Taycan, which is expected to carry the well-known “Turbo GT” moniker in its name. The corresponding picture gallery of the prototype can be accessed via this link. The most striking exterior upgrade of the good-looking black EV is certainly the rather flat rear wing and the slightly revised front splitter, which give the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT a much more aggressive look than ever before.
It is also expected that the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT will target the performance levels of the Tesla Model S Plaid, which can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a mere 1.99 seconds. In order to come closer to this benchmark, or possibly even beat it, the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT could be equipped with a total of three electric motors which could generate more than 1,000 horsepower in total. According to rumors, the release of the electric sports car could be planned for 2023 or 2024, and the electric sports car will almost certainly cost more than US$200,000 since the current Taycan Turbo S already starts at US$187,400 in the United States.
InsideEVs, Image: Porsche