How the 1093-hp Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Became Lap King of the ’Ring and Laguna Seca


Earlier this year, we told you about a skunkworks Porsche Taycan that charged around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:07.55, a new lap record for a series production electric car and a lap record for four-door models of any powertrain type. That car had a few special features—including a rather large rear wing—that we hadn’t yet seen on any production Taycan, and it was rumored that a new top-dog variant might be in the works.

2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Nürburgring lap record board

Behold, the 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT and its no-holds-barred Weissach Package. The Turbo GT becomes the new king of electric Porsches, offering up to 1093 hp of peak system output. Weissach versions arrive without a rear seat and with that big ol’ wing—both elements that are exclusive to the package.

2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package exterior side profile on track

Let’s start with the spiciest version first: Spring for the Weissach Package on your Taycan Turbo GT, and you’ll get a massive fixed rear wing, a new front diffuser, and additional underbody air deflectors that add up to 485 pounds of total downforce to the car. The package also sheds 157 pounds of heft relative to the Taycan Turbo S by ditching the rear seats, the analog clock from the Sport Chrono package, floor and trunk mats, some of the sound insulation, and even the electric motor that soft-closes the trunk lid. We’re still talking about a sizable electric car with a hefty battery, so it’s not a light car so much as it is lighter.

The result is a car that can knock off 0–60 mph in just 2.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 mph—up 10 mph from the non-Weissach Taycan Turbo GT. Perhaps more importantly, at least in certain social circles, you’ll be able to say a car built like yours currently holds currently holds production EV records at the Nürburgring (7:07.55) and Laguna Seca (1:27.87). That ‘Ring record, by the way, is 26 seconds faster than Porsche’s previous Taycan lap record, set in a Taycan Turbo S in August of 2022. The Taycan Turbo GT’s record does have a ways to go before it sniffs the fastest lap set by a gas-powered Porsche; a 2022 911 GT3 RS lapped the circuit in 6:49.328. Then again, the latter is basically a race car made legal for the road, while the former is an electric sports sedan stretched to hunt apexes, so an 18-ish second gap is reasonable.

2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Weissach Package Laguna Seca lap record shot

Even without the Weissach package, what’s on tap here is remarkable. All 2025 Taycan Turbo GTs offer 777 hp with a launch control mode that temporarily jolts peak output to 1019 hp. Separate from the launch control mode, there’s something called “attack mode,” which serves up 160 extra ponies for up to 10 seconds. Attack mode also adjusts the Turbo GT’s model-specific suspension system by stiffening the two-valve, active hydraulic dampers to keep the body as flat as possible through corners, aiding chassis control. Think of attack mode as a one-stop shop button to really rocket away from a corner—or scare your co-pilot.

Peak system output—there’s a lot going on here and stacking the right calibrations and modes is complicated to articulate—is rated at 1092 hp. (Read: You can’t call up launch control and then think you can also cue up attack mode for 160 additional ponies on top of the 1019 already raring to go.)

Non-Weissach cars can still click off 60 mph from a standstill in just 2.2 seconds. Even more impressive is the romp from 0–124 mph, which Porsche says takes 6.6 or 6.4 seconds, depending on whether or not you have the Weissach package. Those sprints are up to 1.3 seconds quicker than the previous high-water mark, set by the Taycan Turbo S.

Special 21-inch lightweight wheels with performance rubber are standard on the Taycan Turbo GT with or without the Weissach Package, as are lightweight carbon-ceramic brakes with new disc and caliper housing designs that shave off an additional four pounds of weight.

Even without the Weissach Package’s fixed rear wing, there’s quite a bit of aero trickery present in the form of a model-specific front spoiler with special endplates, a similar treatment out back, and side skirts between the wheels.

This handsome, high-performance model comes with an appropriately hefty price tag. When it arrives at U.S. dealerships this summer, the 2025 Taycan Turbo GT will start at $231,995 including a $1995 destination fee. Expect the Weissach package to command a large chunk of change atop that. Records don’t come cheap, ya know.


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    Please. Please. Do not post any HP numbers without the RPM that goes with it. Don’t let the marketing folks get away with this.

    A four door sedan with no back seat. This makes no sense but then again calling this a “Turbo” also makes no sense. So I guess it all makes sense in Porsche crazy world.

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