Please make this happen, Porsche.
Porsche is preparing to unleash its first-ever EV to take on Tesla this year: the Taycan. The automaker has already confirmed the electric sedan will be powered by two permanent asynchronous electric motors on each axle delivering a combined output of more than 600 hp, while the high-voltage lithium-ion batteries will deliver a range of more than 310 miles.
A recently leaked email also suggests Porsche’s first ever EV will be available in three flavors: the Taycan, the Taycan 4S, and the range-topping Taycan Turbo. But could Porsche replicate the 911 range and introduce a track-focused Taycan GT3 later down the line? We certainly hope so, and so does the community on the Taycan EV Forum, which has produced a convincing-looking render showing what a Porsche Taycan GT3 could potentially look like.
Taking inspiration from the current 911 GT3, the artist’s render adds a plethora of aerodynamic enhancements to the electric sedan, including a massive race-inspired rear spoiler, center lock wheels, extended side skirts, and large carbon ceramic brakes and yellow calipers. While the interior isn’t shown, we would expect the cabin to be stripped down and feature lightweight carbon fiber bucket seats. The biggest challenge, of course, would be making the electric sedan lighter for the GT3 variant.
As for the powertrain, the track-focused Taycan would likely pack an uprated version of the standard car’s motor with over 650 hp, allowing for a 0-62 mph time of under three seconds.
Time will tell if Porsche decides to give the Taycan the GT3 treatment, but at least we can now dream about it vividly. It would make sense, though, given the automaker’s commitment to motorsports, especially if Porsche is going to carry over its current badging system to its first EV.