Porsche Taycan 2025, first test: a true electric exotic

• Auto123 conducts a first test of the 2025 Porsche Taycan.

Seville, Spain – Presented for the first time in 2019, the Taycan is getting a makeover for 2025. Porsche keeps the same platform, but revises all the parameters of the car, from power to autonomy through handling. The power of the Turbo GT variant (1109 horsepower) is surreal.

The brand’s engineers have surpassed themselves and managed to transform a 2.2-ton vehicle into a sports car capable of scaring the biggest exotic cars on the market.

Design of the 2025 Porsche Taycan

At first glance, the differences between the outgoing model and the new version are subtle. There are updates to the front bumper, headlights, fenders and lights.

The most significant changes are not visible to the eye, because they are located under the vehicle. The models were re-run in the wind tunnel to better disperse the air and add greater ground effect.

Porsche has put every effort into making this sedan a true sports car in every sense of the word. The battery size increases from 93 to 105 kWh with the exception of the base Taycan 4S which offers an 89 kWh battery with a single electric motor.

The new Porsche Taycan 2025, interiorThe new Porsche Taycan 2025, interior

Inside
In the cabin, elegance goes up a notch. The design is both simpler in its presentation and more technological in its execution, following the example of other recent models from the brand. As expected, the cocoon can be covered in a range of rich materials and colors.

Like everywhere at Porsche, the list of luxury options is long, including a four-zone climate control system, massaging front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.

The interior of the 2025 Porsche TaycanThe interior of the 2025 Porsche Taycan

As with the Panamera, you get four seats, but it’s possible to add a third seat in the back if desired. The general space is more cramped than aboard a Panamera, but with enough clearance to be comfortable.

The interior of Porsche Taycan 2025The interior of Porsche Taycan 2025

Technology and security
The fashion is for “everything on screen” and the Taycan follows this trend. In other words, there are a few buttons missing.

You’re treated to a 16.8-inch curved screen for the gauges, as well as two centrally located touchscreens controlling the multimedia system. The upper screen is integrated into the dashboard and measures 10.9 inches. It provides access to important functions. The 8.4-inch touchscreen underneath allows users to adjust climate settings, check battery status, enter navigation details, interact with Apple CarPlay wireless apps and Android Auto, and to open and close trunks and charging ports.

Another 10.9-inch touchscreen is available for the front passenger, and a 5.9-inch touchscreen is available in the rear seat to control the seat heating and air conditioning. You also have, as an option, entertainment screens for the rear passengers, leaning against the front seats.

Other improvements to the multimedia system include better route planning options based on battery charge status.

Porsche Taycan 2025, logoPorsche Taycan 2025, logo

Versions and configurations of the 2025 Porsche Taycan

Porsche will offer five versions of the 2025 Taycan on the Canadian market. The 4S variant is offered in basic configuration with the 89 kWh battery and in 4S performance plus version with the 105 kWh battery. We then find the Turbo, Turbo S and Turbo GT versions, the latter also offering the Weissach package which is the ultimate Taycan.

All models come standard with ambient lighting, exterior mirrors with surround lighting (electrically foldable), Porsche Intelligent Range Manager (PIRM), heat pump with new cooling system , a tray for wireless charging, charging ports on both front sides, the driving mode switch and power steering Plus.

Preview of Porsche Taycan 2025 from the frontPreview of Porsche Taycan 2025 from the front

Engines of the 2025 Porsche Taycan

Except for the base 4S model, which is powered by a single rear-mounted electric motor, all other Taycans feature two electric motors, one at the front wheels and one at the rear wheels.

As for the figures, you will see, there are a lot of them. Let’s start with the entry-level 4S version which produces a maximum power of 536 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque with the 89 kWh Performance battery.

When equipped with the Performance Plus battery, the Taycan 4S can generate up to 590 horsepower and 523 lb-ft of torque.

As for the Taycan Turbo, it can generate 871 horsepower and 693 lb-ft of torque. Finally there is the Turbo GT which offers 1109 horsepower and 1098 lb-ft of torque.

Thanks to the new push-to-pass function of the Sport Chrono package, it is possible to obtain up to 94 additional horsepower, depending on the model, for 10 seconds, at the simple press of a button.

Increased acceleration rates are usually the result of higher system power. For example, the Taycan Turbo S delivers 188 horsepower more than before with Launch Control mode. This brings the top model’s system output to 938 horsepower and 818 lb-ft of torque. The same system on the Turbo GT bears the evocative name Attack mode.

Exterior design of Porsche Taycan 2025Exterior design of Porsche Taycan 2025

Driving the 2025 Porsche Taycan

Due to an embargo on driving impressions of the Turbo GT version until April 10, we will limit our “behind the wheel” portion to the other variants of the range.

Before we get into it with our visceral impressions, let’s first mention Porsche’s pharaonic technical mastery in the art of driving. To put it at its simplest, the Taycan makes you a better driver.

All models come standard with adaptive air suspension. The new Porsche Active Ride suspension can be ordered as an option and affects all driving parameters. It has the effect of smoothing out a curve that is too steep, reducing oversteer and understeer, absorbing ugly holes in the road, etc. In addition to presenting itself as a formidable ally in sporty driving, it adds an unprecedented level of comfort to the behavior.

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The suspension keeps the Taycan’s body level at all times, even during dynamic braking, changing direction and acceleration maneuvers. If the appropriate mode is activated, the suspension can compensate for pitch and roll movements to reduce the acceleration forces acting on the occupants.

You have the choice of driving in Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus mode. The Taycan’s ideal driving position, communicative steering and precise handling make it unique among electric vehicles. Plus, even rolling on low-profile 21-inch wheels, the Taycan Turbo S we drove never felt stiff or harsh.

2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo S2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

There’s no one-pedal driving and frankly, no one has complained. This gives a more natural, purer ride. Our Turbo S model pushed this 2,295 kg carcass from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. And that’s not enough, you’ll go to 200 km/h in 6.6 seconds.

You have to experience it to be able to describe it. It’s both violent and so well controlled that it’s a little scary, because Porsche is pushing the limits of what’s possible, even for a driver who doesn’t have great driving talent.

Porsche Taycan 2025, from the rearPorsche Taycan 2025, from the rear

Prices for the 2025 Porsche Taycan

You will understand that such a machine will be offered at an exorbitant price. You’ll need at least $135,600 for a base 4S version. But, even at this price, you are still far from reality.

We had a 4S version on site at the Monteblanco circuit which was more than sufficient for the task. In addition to the base price of $135,600, our model had more than $75,000 in options, to which must be added $2,950 in freight and delivery charges, $2,750 in dealer fees and more than $21,000 in luxury taxes. That brings the price down to $238,673, before taxes. With that, we are at $273,640.

We now move on to the turbo version which starts at $196,800. Our model on test in Spain had $56,400 worth of options with the same $2950 and $2750 fees, plus the $25,912 luxury tax, for a total of $285,027. With taxes, we arrive at $327,680.

Next comes the Turbo S variant which starts at $328,200. Add the $54,400 in options, the $2950 and $2750 in freight, PDI and dealer fees, plus the luxury tax of $29,844, for a bill of $328,279. After tax, you’re at $377,120. “Ayoye, you hurt me”, as Gerry Boulet said so well.

The Turbo GT variant starts at $270,000. With all the costs, this model will exceed $400,000…

Porsche Taycan 2025, trunkPorsche Taycan 2025, trunk

Batteries and charging
The Taycan 2025 can be recharged at 800 volt direct current terminals at a maximum power of 320 kW, under ideal conditions. This is 50 kW more than before. The fast charging window of the new performance battery has been significantly expanded.

Additionally, a 150 kW DC/DC converter is now included as standard, to optimize charging speeds on 400 volt networks.

Depending on one’s driving style, among other variables, this can reduce the time needed to go from a 10% charge to 80% compared to the previous car. With the first generation Taycan, the recharge time between 10% and 80% SOC at 15 degrees Celsius is 37 minutes. In ideal conditions, the new Taycan takes just 18 minutes, despite a larger battery capacity.

The range announced for Europe is 636 km (WLTP) for models with Performance Plus batteries. The Turbo GT version is 555 km. Our test day on a Turbo version gave us an average consumption of 20.71 kWh/100 km. A respectable figure for such a beast.

Porsche Taycan 2025, profilePorsche Taycan 2025, profile

The final word
The high-end Taycan 2025 are worthy of the biggest sports cars of the day with the added bonus of four doors and space for passengers in the rear.

Unfortunately, with the exception of the limitless motorways of Germany or the Mont-Tremblant circuit, we don’t see where you will be able to exploit more than 40% of the power offered. This is why we recommend the 4S version with all-wheel drive, which will more than just meet your needs, it will save you at least $250,000.

Questions asked about the model

As extraordinary as it is, the Taycan cannot be exploited to its full extent here. In addition to parting with $250,000, you will very often be the victim of frustration behind the wheel because this car is so fast.

Strong points

  • The incredible potential
  • Very easy to drive
  • A breathtaking look
  • Surprising comfort

Weak points

  • The very high price
  • Endless options
  • Braking that could be better

Porsche Taycan 2025, logoPorsche Taycan 2025, logo

Competitors of the 2025 Porsche Taycan

  • –BMW i5
  • – Lucid Air
  • – Mercedes-Benz EQE
  • –Tesla Model S

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