2024 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT: Nürburgring document holder priced for Australia

The quickest electrical sedan to lap the Nürburgring has been revealed and locked in for Australia.

Due in mid-2024, the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT will turn into the quickest electrical automobile (EV) on sale regionally, no matter whether or not you take a look at its straight-line efficiency or the way it handles the race monitor. 

Final 12 months, a pre-production model of the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT set a brand new lap document for electrical sedans on the 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.

Its seven minute and seven.55 second lap time was 26 seconds sooner than the pre-facelift Taycan Turbo S managed in 2022, nearly 20 seconds faster than the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid and inside 2.5 seconds of the outright EV document, held by the Rimac Nevara hypercar.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT is priced from $416,600 earlier than on-road prices, each with and with out its elective Weissach bundle.

That makes it $42,200 greater than the Taycan Turbo S however $800 cheaper than the 911 GT3 which partially served as inspiration for the track-focused EV.

Porsche claims the Taycan Turbo GT is 10kW extra highly effective than the Turbo S in its common drive mode with 580kW, although this will increase to 760kW on overboost (up 120kW) and 815kW (up 110kW) when launch management is engaged.

The Taycan Turbo GT is 75kg lighter than the previous flagship, permitting it to speed up from 0-100km/h in a claimed 2.2 seconds (0.2 seconds sooner), 0-200km/h in 6.6 seconds and attain a prime pace of 280km/h.

Issues solely get sooner when the Weissach bundle – named after Porsche’s efficiency centre – is added, with an extra 70kg pulled out because it loses its rear seats, analog clock, flooring mats (obtainable as a no-cost possibility), Bose sound system and electrically opened charging port.

Because of the load financial savings, the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Weissach can full the 0-100km/h dash in 2.1 seconds, attain 200km/h from a standstill in 6.4 seconds and hit a prime pace of 305km/h.

On the surface, the 2 variants share 21-inch solid wheels in entrance of ceramic brakes, in addition to Matrix LED headlights – with HD Matrix LEDs obtainable at no additional price – and a entrance lip spoiler and rear diffuser.

The Weissach bundle provides a bigger entrance diffuser and a large carbon rear wing, which mix to provide as much as 220kg. There’s a Weissach emblem with the define of Porsche’s check monitor on every endplate too.

Inside, customary tools consists of Race-Tex upholstered carbon bucket seats with black leather-based trim – with 18-way energy adjustable sports activities seats obtainable to no additional price – a Race-Tex steering wheel, the Sport Chrono bundle (not obtainable on Weissach examples) and a digital radio.

In Australia, the Turbo GT will even be fitted with thermally and noise insulated glass, lane change help, park help, a 360-degree digicam, a head-up show and rear facet airbags.

No-cost choices obtainable regionally embody a set panoramic glass roof, adaptive cruise management, and heated entrance and rear seats – all of which may solely be paired with the Taycan Turbo GT.

The 2024 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT is due in Australian showrooms from mid-2024, arriving across the identical time as the remainder of the lately revealed up to date vary.

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