What can you expect from the updated Porsche EV?
It feels like only yesterday when the Porsche Taycan went on sale, but the luxury all-electric vehicle is already gearing up for its first major facelift as evidenced by these latest spy shots. The 2023 Porsche Taycan just received an update with range improvements but this mid-cycle facelift will be more extensive. Porsche was spotted testing the entire Taycan family in the snow, including the Taycan Sport Turismo wagon and lifted Taycan Cross Turismo.
All three body styles are hiding a new front end with a slightly revised headlight shape. The oddest detail is what looks like a dent on either side of the front bumper, which appears to contain either a fog light or radar. There are subtle differences between the three models, for example, the silver bumper on the front of the Cross Turismo.
Around back, the changes do not seem as extensive. There appear to be some slight tweaks to the taillight design but the rear bumper design seems to be mostly unchanged aside from the standard Taycan, which has more camouflaging in that area. The Taycan is already a pretty car, so Porsche need not fix what isn't broken with the design.
As for the updates under the skin, we imagine Porsche will make other improvements to the battery range, performance, and handling characteristics. There may even be some new models added to the product mix, evidenced by spy shots from last year.
Porsche was previously seen testing what looked like a hardcore Taycan model above the Turbo, but this car was absent from these latest spy shots. This model, rumored to be called the Taycan Turbo GT, could pack a third electric motor to increase the output to around 1,000 horsepower. With an extra motor, the Turbo GT would be a closer rival to the Lucid Air Sapphire and Tesla Model S Plaid. Obviously, Porsche would make other improvements to the brakes, suspension, and aero to handle the additional power.
Expect to see the facelifted Taycan in 2024 or possibly later this year.
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