1,000-HP Porsche Taycan spotted testing
It looks like Porsche wants to expand its Taycan EV lineup with a new range-topping version, which was spotted driven close to the Arctic Circle the other day. The battery sports car may get more than 1,000 horsepower and rival the strongest Tesla Model S and Lucid Air versions.
Like the Tesla Model S Plaid, which utilizes a trio of electric motors with a combined output of 1,033 PS (1,020 hp / 760 kW), the Taycan will probably also get a third motor.
The current top spec – the Taycan Turbo S shown in the attached video – makes 761 PS (751 hp / 560 kW), letting the saloon sprint 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and max out at 260 km/h (161 mph).
Judging by the prototype, the car may end up with a variety of other enhancements as well, including aerodynamic ones. As you can see, there is a different front bumper, side sill extensions and a fixed rear wing. There is also a half-cage installed for safety reasons, which may or may not make it into production. Speaking of which, we would expect the ultimate Taycan to debut in the second half of 2023.
Although the car is still unnamed, Porsche has been using the same naming conventions for its EVs as its gasoline cars. Thus, we wouldn’t be surprised if it received a model suffix like GT2 or GT3. As for the Taycan GTS, it came out a few years ago and was considered a middle-ground spec with performance brakes and tuned suspension.
Editor Andrew Raspopov