Porsche is looking to bring a more hardcore Taycan to the world at large.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is in the books as a Nurburging record holder. It now holds the EV record with a time of 7:33.350, having bested the Tesla Model S Plaid record set in 2021 by around two seconds. To do it, Porsche needed some secret sauce. Now, Autocar says the secret sauce could leave German borders for the first time soon.
The sauce we're referring to is the brand's Performance Kit for the car. Currently, it's only sold in Germany, and for a hefty price at that. The $13,817 US option for the Taycan is looking for approval for other markets, though Porsche currently says the kit is intended to demonstrate the Taycan platform's potential. We'd say it does with a 'Ring time like that.
For the money, you're only getting two upgrades to the Taycan. The brand's German Tequipment store adds new 21-inch RS Spyder wheels, which are the lightest offered on the Taycan.
These new wheels get equally track-focused Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. The set measures 10.8 inches out front and 12.8 inches out back. Like the wheels, these are the most extreme tires offered on the car.
From there, Porsche retunes the Taycan's suspension to account for the new wheels and tires. The EV reportedly feels much more flat on corner entry, and the update should really bring out the final measures of performance in any Taycan.
If you ask us, the kit serves as a bit of a middle-ground for now. The Taycan range is topped by the Taycan Turbo S, which is easily one of the most rapid P Cars out there. However, we have no doubt that more hardcore versions of the Taycan are in the works at Stuttgart.
In fact, we know it, as we've spied Porsche working on a Tesla-killing triple-motor Taycan with a reported 1,000 horsepower. Until that car's future becomes more clear, Taycan track rats will have to hope Porsche brings the Performance Kit out of Germany.