Porsche is out testing prototypes for an up to date Taycan, and the newest tester to be noticed is for the electrical car’s Sport Turismo wagon physique fashion. Our earlier photographs present the Taycan sedan.
The Taycan initially arrived because the sedan for the 2020 mannequin 12 months and spawned the Cross Turismo soft-roader for 2021 and Sport Turismo wagon for 2022.
The whole up to date vary ought to arrive for the 2024 mannequin 12 months, which means a market launch late subsequent 12 months is probably going, although the launch could also be pushed into early 2024.
The updates, which doubtless represent a mid-cycle refresh for the Taycan, shall be refined, judging by the newest prototype. Camouflage entrance and rear level to new fascia designs, in addition to new internals for the lights. The wheel sample additionally appears to be like to be new.
2024 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo facelift spy photographs – Photograph credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
It is not clear if any powertrain modifications are deliberate however a brand new battery chemistry may probably result in elevated vary or energy discharge functionality, or each. Porsche can even doubtless have some software program tweaks, because the automaker has added minor software program updates every successive 12 months for the reason that Taycan’s launch.
Efficiency within the Taycan at present tops out with the Turbo S grade whose peak output is 616 hp (750 hp briefly), or sufficient for 0-60 mph acceleration in 2.6 seconds and a high velocity of round 162 mph. And relying on the grade, Taycan consumers even have two battery choices: 79.2 and 93.4 kwh.
Attention-grabbing, there are rumors a brand new range-topping choice could also be within the works, a possible Taycan Turbo GT grade with nearer to 1,000 hp. A prototype with main aerodynamic mods has additionally been noticed, suggesting there could also be some reality to the rumors.
With near 1,000 hp, the Taycan may probably speed up faster than the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid which hits 60 mph in round two seconds. The present Turbo S is already faster than the Tesla round a racetrack. Final summer time it turned the quickest manufacturing EV across the Nürburgring when it clocked a 7:33.35 lap time, or greater than two seconds faster than the Mannequin S Plaid’s time.