Porsche hasn't changed the design of its stylish EV too much.
The facelifted Porsche Taycan has been spied in a series of new spy shots, including the regular Taycan sedan, the Taycan Cross Turismo wagon, and a powerful range-topping Taycan that could inherit the Turbo GT badge. The changes seen here should also apply to the Taycan Sport Turismo.
All of these models are finished in black, but they're fairly easy to tell apart due to the Cross Turismo's unique wagon shape and the Turbo GT's new wing - if it ends up being called a Turbo GT at all.
Since its launch for the 2020 model year, the Taycan lineup has steadily grown but the stylish design hasn't changed much at all, save for some new wheels here and there. The facelifted Taycan has been spied before, and as we can see again, Porsche isn't going to mess too much with a winning design.
The new sedan will come with updated headlight clusters featuring four bars for the daytime running lights, much like the lights seen on the facelifted Cayenne SUV. Lower down, the front bumper is still covered in camo and those strange indentations on either side that we spotted previously remain.
These will probably accommodate fog lights but at the expense of the pre-facelift model's teardrop-shaped vents that joined up with the headlights and which gave the Taycan a distinctive face.
From the back, it's difficult to spot much difference at all, with the familiar full-width lighting bar that remains extremely slim. These models were not branded with the Porsche name at the back, but that's likely because they're not production models.
The Cross Turismo comes with the usual rugged additions, such as the black cladding for the wheel arches.
For the 2023 model year, software updates improved the Taycan's power output, sped up the charging time on certain models, and increased the range. With the rate at which software can be enhanced, we look forward to further gains in these areas for the facelifted Taycan, but perhaps not all-new powertrains - at least, not for the cheaper models.
More exciting is the high-performance model that could be called the Turbo GT. Porsche already sells the Taycan Turbo S that delivers 750 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 2.6 seconds, making it one of the quickest EVs in the world, but it's still a car best suited to high-speed bombing along the Autobahn in comfort.
The Taycan spied here appears to be another beast altogether with its outlandish rear wing, modified side skirts, and big wheels. Last year, a similar hardcore Taycan was spied with a roll cage and Recaro racing seats, so this car seems like one that will shatter expectations for what luxury four-door EVs can achieve on a track. Rumors suggest an output of over 1,000 hp, too, so it could out-accelerate the mighty Tesla Model S Plaid.
Porsche tends to spend a lot of time perfecting its prototypes so we don't expect the updated Taycan to debut before the end of this year.
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