Porsche is known to be preparing a high-performance version of its Taycan for 2024, rumoured the Taycan Turbo GT. We spotted what looks to be a prototype version of that model out on the Nurburgring recently, providing some clues.
Apologies for our poor-quality images as these are just screenshots from the video we shot, but they clearly show evidence of a big rear wing, more aggressive front spoiler and splitter system, and lowered ride height.
Some images from Instagram show a clearer picture of the rear wing complete with side winglets. There’s also unique alloy wheels and some very serious bucket seats inside, although these might be an option on the eventual production model.
The performance sedan, which is just a prototype at this stage, appears to be bouncing and bobbing its way around the carousel at the Nurburgring. This is likely due to two things; weight and low and firm suspension.
The Taycan is available with air suspension and in fact comes standard with it on most variants in Australia. Our guess is the Turbo GT uses either a much tighter air suspension setup or switches to springs like the base RWD Taycan. Conventional springs can provide a more consistent tune and could help keep weight to a minimum.
Being a prototype means engineers are still testing and developing the vehicle, so there is a chance on this day the car was set up as low as possible purely for benchmarking purposes only.
According to an Autoevolution report, the Taycan Turbo GT – or whatever it ends up being called – will feature a tri-motor system that combines to produce 1000hp. That’s 746kW, or around 186kW more power than the already-bonkers Taycan Turbo S. Acceleration from 0-100km/h could be done in as low as 2.1-2.3 seconds.
Since it is set to be a proper GT model and part of Porsche’s GT range, expect hardcore brakes and some level of weight reduction so it’s ready for track use. It’ll be the first electric GT car in Porsche’s history.
The Taycan Turbo GT could be gunning for a Nurburgring lap record for a production EV sedan at some point. The Tesla Model S Plaid has laid down a time of 7:25, setting the current record, while the Taycan Turbo S has previously lapped the 20km circuit in 7:33.
A full debut is expected as part of the MY24 Taycan facelift, which is set to be bring in various other updates in technology, styling tweaks, and other new features. Stay tuned for more info, and check out our quick spy video below for a preview.