Taycan takes it up a notch

Riley Riley

Extensive updates will see a Porsche Taycan that goes faster and further.

For the 2025 model year Taycan benefits from more power, greater range, quicker acceleration and possibility of even faster charging.

Porsche has also sharpened the design and created greater differentiation for Turbo models.

All updated models accelerate significantly faster than their predecessors.

Two examples from both ends of the portfolio demonstrate this clearly.

The rear-wheel drive Taycan sedan now sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds, making it 0.6 seconds quicker than before.

The new Taycan Turbo S sedan is now capable of reaching 100km/h in just 2.3 seconds, 0.3 seconds quicker than previously, making it the quickest production car Porsche has ever offered to date.

With the new push-to-pass function as part of the Sport Chrono package, a boost of up to 70kW, depending on the model, can be called upon for 10 seconds at the touch of a button.

The increased acceleration rates are generally the result of higher system output.

For example, the base Taycan delivers 60kW more than before. In the Taycan Turbo S, it’s an additional 140kW when using Launch Control.

This increases the system output of the top model to 700 kW, making it the most powerful production Porsche to date.

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 320kW under ideal conditions.

That’s 50kW more than before.

The fast-charging window of the new performance battery has been significantly expanded.

This means that high charging capacities can be sustained for longer periods of time, even at lower temperatures.

Also, now standard is a 150kW DC/DC convertor, designed to optimise charging speeds on 400-volt networks.

Depending on an individual’s driving style, among other variables, this can reduce the time required to go from a 10 to an 80 percent charge compared to the predecessor car.

Under ideal conditions, the updated Taycan takes just 18 minutes despite its larger battery capacity.

The Performance Battery Plus now has a gross capacity of 105 kWh, increased from 93 kWh.

All new Taycan versions feature a more standard equipment and come equipped with the latest generation Porsche Driver Experience, featuring an improved display and control concept.

Both body styles will offer this extensive list of enhancements: Taycan sports sedan and versatile Taycan Cross Turismo which is available with an off-road package.

In each case, four powertrain options are available, with rear- and all-wheel drive variants.

All updated Taycan models come with adaptive air suspension as standard.

Additionally, the new Porsche Active Ride suspension can be ordered as an option for all models with all-wheel drive.

This system offers an unprecedented bandwidth between driving comfort and driving dynamics.

The suspension keeps the body of the Taycan level at all times, even during dynamic braking, steering and acceleration.

With a smooth ride, the system absorbs bumps almost completely.

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 80kW more power than its predecessor on all models
  • a modified pulse inverter with optimised software, more powerful batteries
  • revised thermal management
  • a next-generation heat pump
  • and a modified recuperation and all-wheel-drive strategy

The maximum recuperation capacity during deceleration from high speeds has increased by more than 30 percent from 290 to up to 400kW.

All variants now come as standard with aerodynamically optimised wheels and reduced-rolling-resistance tyres.

New 21-inch wheels and tyres were specially developed for this purpose.


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