Who’s ready for the quickest production car Porsche has ever made? Porsche will beat the clock with 2025 Porsche Taycan All-Electric models, arriving in showrooms this summer. After an extensive update, the new versions benefit from more power, greater range, quicker acceleration and (maybe) faster charging.
Porsche also sharpened the design and created greater differentiation for the Turbo models. All new Taycan versions feature a more extensive list of standard equipment and come equipped with the latest generation of the Porsche Driver Experience featuring an improved display and control concept.
Both body styles will offer this extensive list of enhancements – the Taycan sports sedan and the versatile Taycan Cross Turismo, which is available with an off-road package. In each case, four powertrain options are available, with rear- or all-wheel drive.
The simultaneous improvement of performance and efficiency comes down to several factors: an advanced powertrain with a new rear-axle motor with up to 80 kW more power than its predecessor on all models, a modified pulse inverter with optimized software, more powerful batteries, revised thermal management, a next-generation heat pump and a modified recuperation and all-wheel-drive strategy.
“We ushered in the new era of e-mobility with the Taycan at the end of 2019. It immediately proved to be a game changer and innovative pioneer in the e-vehicle segment,” says head of the Taycan model line, Kevin Giek. “We are now continuing this success story with the extensively updated Taycan. The model line has reached new heights in terms of performance, with exceptional driving dynamics and driving pleasure. At the same time, we were able to improve efficiency, range, day-to-day usability and comfort.”
Fast, Faster, Fastest
All updated models accelerate significantly faster than their predecessors. The rear-wheel drive Taycan sedan now sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, making it 0.6 seconds quicker than before. The new Taycan Turbo S sedan is now capable of reaching 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, 0.3 seconds quicker than previously, making it the quickest production car Porsche has ever offered to date.
Increased acceleration rates are generally the result of higher system output. For example, the base Taycan delivers 60 kW more than before. In the Taycan Turbo S, it’s an additional 140 kW when using Launch Control, which sounds like a Loony Tunes invention but, thankfully, is not. This increases the system output of the top model to 700 kW/938 hp – making it the most powerful production Porsche yet.
The updated Taycan has the ability to recharge even faster than before: It can be charged at 800-volt DC charging stations at up to 320 kW under ideal conditions. That’s 50 kW more than before. High charging capacities can be sustained for longer periods of time, even at lower temperatures. Also, now standard is a 150 kW DC/DC convertor, which aims to optimize charging speeds on 400-volt networks. Under ideal conditions, the updated Taycan takes just 18 minutes to charge despite its larger battery capacity.
The simultaneous improvement of performance and efficiency is down to a number of factors: an advanced powertrain with a new rear-axle motor with up to 80 kW more power than its predecessor on all models, a modified pulse inverter with optimized software, more powerful batteries, revised thermal management, a next-generation heat pump and a modified recuperation and all-wheel-drive strategy.
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