The first test with the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT does not go as planned

The first test with the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT does not go as planned

It’s raining heavily when we want to do fast laps in the new Porsche Taycan Turbo GT on the Monteblanco circuit. It glides and glides on this 1,108 hp electric motor.

The stripped-down version has no rear seat, lightweight racing buckets and forged alloy wheels, while extra kilos have been shaved off here and there, including less insulation, thinner glass, no power tailgate and just one boot opening. .

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In dangerous conditions on sports road tires, the most powerful production Porsche ever managed to do it better. You only get the full potential of the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT after selecting a mode launch control for two counts and in attack mode it delivers 1,034 hp. This can be activated with a button or flipper on the steering wheel of the electric car. He is very powerful for ten seconds, then gives off less power for four seconds and then the attack mode can be activated again.

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We can assure you that acceleration is breaking, even in the rain. With lots of aquaplaning, lots of spray and little grip, 1,108 hp was on the generous side. But it turns out that you can still drive a scary car fast. The steering response is quick and the weight remained well distributed in the four corners.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT knows how to hide its weight

On non-soaked surfaces he shot forward in an uncomfortably hard way without losing traction. The vestibular joint and stomach had to be rebalanced because the bodywork remained completely flat. No dive, no longitudinal roll and zero bounce under acceleration.

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The Porsche Taycan Turbo GT manages to hide its weight completely and feels as light as the GT3. The rear steers to change direction instantly and the maneuvering fluids help control mass. In the most difficult corner of the circuit, turning blindly on the hill, his mask fell off for a moment. Especially at the entrance the river flowed and that’s where the aquaplaning happened. Then he floated a meter to the side and a great weight was suddenly there without pleasantness. But grip, traction and steering precision remained very impressive.

I’d rather have a boxer-six than this electric car

In any case, the Turbo GT and the Weissach package deserve a dry track session and we will definitely do it again. Although the feeling remains that we will get another Porsche from the GT category for 250,000 euros. One with a 4.0-liter boxer-six that roars to 9,000 rpm. While the Turbo GT offers a tantalizing glimpse into Porsche’s future, the GT4 RS or GT3 is more suitable and fun as a track car.

That doesn’t take away from the Turbo GT’s brilliance, because the lap times speak for themselves. It’s an impossibly schizophrenic four-door sedan weighing 2,220 kg, with 1,108 hp and no rear seat, but it can make headlines and that was the intention of this tracker. After all, the shock effect of the classic Taycans is tired, but the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT as a competitor to the Lotus Emeya is causing a second wave.

  • Perfect finish
  • Smooth power delivery
  • Better dose the pedal broke
  • Great place to stay
  • The tires are clearly audible
  • Value
  • High wear and tear

The Porsche Taycan has a very extensive delivery plan. With the right choice, the incredibly capable sports sedan and the unrivaled GT. This applies to the base version and the insane Porsche Taycan Turbo GT with the Weissach package. But top versions are not necessary for the Porsche feel.

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