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The 2025 Porsche Taycan Is Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

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When Porsche rocked up to the market with its first EV in 2019, it didn’t miss. It avoided compromising existing models like the 911, and avoided comparisons by instead building an electric sports car that stood on its own. Now, the Taycan is getting a major update for the 2025 model year, and it’s bringing more of everything to the table.

As is typical with a mid-cycle refresh, the Taycan rocks some visual updates. It’s the front end that’s had the most revision, with the headlights now notably separated from the vertical vents in the bumper.  It’s a more conventional look compared to the insectoid glare of the original. The rest of the car is largely the same, with Porsche making a few minor tweaks to the rear end, including the tail lights.

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Really, though, the 2025 Taycan is all about increased performance, and it offers that across the board. The top-of-the-range Taycan Turbo S now offers a maximum of 938 horsepower when using Launch Control, up from 751 hp previously. That’s enough to make it the most powerful production model Porsche has ever built, and to rocket it from zero to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than the outgoing model.

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Indeed, the new Taycan models are more powerful across the board. Even the basic Taycan sedan is now 0.6 seconds faster from zero to 60 mph, hitting it in just 4.5 seconds. It’s up a full 80 hp over the old model, delivering 482 hp in total thanks to an upgraded motor.

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The front-end of the facelifted 2025 Porsche Taycan (top), versus the 2019 Taycan below it.

For the fun of it, there’s also a push-to-pass button for those that spec the Sport Chrono package, which temporarily boosts output by up to 93 horsepower. Porsche has also increased the rate of power recovery through regenerative braking. Where the old Taycan could only harvest 290 kW during deceleration, the new model takes that up to a mighty 400 kW.

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Faster charging is on the table, too. At 800-volt charging stations, the Taycan can recahrge at up to 320 kW. That’s up 50 kW on the previous model, which itself was already a remarkably fast charger. It also comes with an upgraded 150 kW DC-DC converter to allow reasonably fast charging on 400-volt charging infrastructure. Porsche also touts its new battery design as enabling faster charging over a wider window of operational parameters, sustaining higher charging speeds for longer. In ideal conditions, it claims that the Taycan can go from 10 to 80 percent charge in just 18 minutes. Already, reports from the ground seem to be supporting those impressive numbers.

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As far as handling goes, Porsche notes that all facelifted models will come with adaptive air suspension as standard. A new Active Ride suspension will be an option for those that purchase an all-wheel-drive model, intended to offer “unprecedented bandwidth between driving comfort and driving dynamics.” You’ll forgive me for failing to translate that one. Basically, if you want the best suspension, you tick that box.

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Some of the details walk on the line between futuristic and overwrought.

Equipment is up across the board, too. You get lane change assist, a heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, and electric folding mirrors no matter which Taycan you buy. There are also charging ports on both the driver’s and passenger’s side, wireless charging for smartphones, and the Porsche Intelligent Range Manager to help ensure you get where you’re going.

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New Porsche wheel design, or fancy titanium turbine blade from Dyson’s new prototype blender?

Ultimately, the 2025 model has a comprehensive list of upgrades that should instantly slash the price of earlier Taycans quite significantly. That’s what happens when an automaker releases a refreshed model that’s pretty much better across the board.

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The interior has seen a number of updates, too.
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Most notably, brushed aluminum sill protectors are standard on the base models now. There are also new leather-free interior options and an updated instrument cluster and central display.

There are no EPA range estimates, but those are also expected to see a dramatic improvement over the current range, which is fairly mediocre when compared to the competition. WLTP estimates for the new Taycan are up about 35% depending on the variant, reaching as much as 421 miles (up about 109 miles). Applying those same numbers to the 206-246-mile range of the current models, perhaps the Taycan will end up in the 270-320-mile range, which is far more competitive.

If you just bought a Taycan last week, there’s one thing you can hold on to: With those sinister drooping headlights, your car looks way more like a futuristic vacuum cleaner than the new one, and it’s all the cooler for it. If you need to cheer yourself up, go get a crazy color-flip wrap done so you still feel like you’re driving around in a scary alien spaceship. I support you (and am suitably jealous).

Image credits: Porsche

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Freelivin1327
Freelivin1327
16 days ago

“I can’t believe he’s in a coma. He’s got my vacuum cleaner!”
-Kramer

Ben
Ben
16 days ago

Having a center stack but making it a touchscreen is…a choice. A choice that makes me want to Hulk smash the screen.

Squirrelmaster
Squirrelmaster
16 days ago

I like the refresh. One design cue that has always bugged me about the Taycan is how jarring the design differences between the door and front fender are. Granted, the refresh still has this, but it is at least somewhat more cohesive. Quite literally every Taycan I’ve seen has caused me to wonder why the fender and door are different colors until remind myself that it is just a trick or the lighting due to the extreme differences in panel shape.

As with others, I love that Taycan wagon, especially in that dark green color. Very nice!

Vanillasludge
Vanillasludge
16 days ago

Wow, the depreciation on the first generation was already shocking.

The availability of a much better spec version is going to absolutely tank the old ones.

At some point they will go “Full Maserati” and be essentially throwaway cars, uneconomical to repair for even basic issues.

Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
16 days ago

The 2025 Porsche Taycan Is Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
All very useful when dropping little Timmy off at soccer practice.

Manwich Sandwich
Manwich Sandwich
16 days ago

“The 2025 Porsche Taycan Is Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”

But does it have a girlfriend named Jamie Sommers?

Matthew Skwarczek
Matthew Skwarczek
16 days ago

So, does that mean, compared to the refreshed model, the old Taycan is a daft punk?

rctothefuture
rctothefuture
16 days ago

I remember when the first Taycan launched, I was at a mall in California on vacation and saw a Porsche store. They had one sitting in the middle of the store with lots of rich folks fawning over it. A video played overhead with the car flying around bends and desert sand. It was the cool new Porsche.

The only thing I wanted to know was “How far can it go?”

Salesman there said “about 240 miles” and I figured it was doomed. Porsche can’t compete with Tesla or the other Big 3 of Germany with that pitiful range, or so I thought. Now this new model is slightly less brash with better range and power, so it makes a better business case.

I’m more interested to see when these updates will hit the Audi E-Tron, I like the Audi a little better.

Stig's Cousin
Stig's Cousin
16 days ago
Reply to  rctothefuture

 “Porsche can’t compete with Tesla … with that pitiful range”

Not sure if you know this already, but the real-world highway range of the original Taycan is similar to a Model S. I respect that Porsche didn’t optimize the Taycan for advertised range, but it is unfortunate that it created a false impression the Taycan can’t go as far as a Model S. If you haven’t seen it already, this article includes a chart of highway range based on real world tests at 70 mph:

https://insideevs.com/reviews/443791/ev-range-test-results/

I will be curious to see if the updated Taycan actually has a better range, or if it is just optimized to report better numbers. Knowing Porsche, I suspect it actually has a better range than the original. The Taycan really is an incredible vehicle.

rctothefuture
rctothefuture
16 days ago
Reply to  Stig's Cousin

At the time I was just going off of anecdotal evidence, and even now I considered a “lesser range” option. Pretty cool how far ahead it can go, but I worry how that would affect range anxiety and trip planning. I’d be interested to see the cold weather performance as well.

Stig's Cousin
Stig's Cousin
16 days ago
Reply to  rctothefuture

I’m not sure if you are an EV driver or not, but trip planning is always an issue. My Model 3 shows a range of 234 miles at 100% charge, but practical highway range is around 150 or so. You get to know your vehicle over time and adjust your trip accordingly, irrespective of advertised range. My EVs (I’m on my 3rd) vary considerably from their advertised ranges but are at least consistent.

Range tests at low temperatures would be very interesting. I live in Florida so I have no way to test how cold weather affects range. A similar chart of range broken down by temperature would be great. It would be easy to replicate this test at 40 degrees and 20 degrees. It would be interesting to see testing at 0 or below, but that might take some more effort.

I wonder how many potential Taycan drivers were turned off by the low advertised ranges. I know a guy who considered a Taycan and a Model Y but went with the Model Y due to the higher advertised range, even though real world testing show the Taycan has a better highway range.

Cryptoenologist
Cryptoenologist
16 days ago
Reply to  Stig's Cousin

This is something I’ve had a hard time getting my friends who haven’t had an EV yet, understand. Yes, sometimes it is mildly inconvenient. But you get used to it and the daily benefits far outweigh the extra stop or two while on a reasonable length roadtrip. My Niro EV says it has a range of 250 miles at 100% with no climate, and I know I’m gonna need most of that for the 160 mile round trip to San Francisco at 80mph on 101. When I did it with 200 miles showing, I knew I should take a small charge on the way home, but the first charger I stopped at I went to the broken one and someone else took the working one in the meantime. I decided to push it but got to a certain point where distance to home was almost exactly range remaining and I opted to find another charger and do a short grocery shopping trip. Yes, I did have to stop twice, although that is one of the only times I’ve been burned by a fake-out charger. But I actually needed to pick up some groceries so the stop I ultimately made wasn’t a waste of time.

Same with longer road trips. Do your provisioning on the first stop, if at all possible, so as to make it a nice 10%-80%. Also, gives an added incentive to take the more scenic route rather than the interstate. It is totally reasonable to take a 15-30 minute break every 2-3 hours of driving.

I know I’m preaching to the choir. I also know that many Americans want(think they need) their car to be able to do 100% of everything all the time. I’m personally fine with renting a car if for some reason I needed to make a 2000 mile road trip in as fast a time as possible.

Andy Individual
Andy Individual
16 days ago

I know this isn’t available to everyone and it only really applies to intercity trips, but for me, most of my 500km (310m) or longer one way trips are intercity and I’d just rather take the train.
Where I hesitate is longer round trips to rural areas like where my mom lives or visiting friend’s cottages. There is virtually no charging infrastructure along secondary roads. A 200km one way trip becomes problematic. Even a household plug slow charge at destination has the issue that it may not be available on a woodland driveway and rural electricity rates in Ontario are insane. It would be downright rude to expect to mooch some juice off a host.

No sir, I think I’m stuck with a hybrid in my future.

Cryptoenologist
Cryptoenologist
15 days ago

Very reasonable, you’re the perfect candidate for a good PHEV. EV in town, take the train for very long trips, but you’ve got the backup and good efficiency for long trips in the woods too.

Although with a more efficient EV that gets over 300 miles on the highway, you should be fine for a 200km one way rural destination. You know your friends best, but most people I know would be amenable to letting me use a few dollars worth of electricity assuming I asked before I showed up. Keep a heavy duty extension cord in the trunk. My mom lives up in far northern Minnesota, and I can’t think of anyone who has electricity who doesn’t have an outdoor plug somewhere in the vicinity of the house or cabin.

Spectre6000
Spectre6000
16 days ago

Why are more pixels not being spilled over the Taycan wagon? A fast electric wagon??? In the US??? In 2024??? I only just discovered this thing existed a few days ago when a Taycan wagon parked next to my own fast German wagon in an open parking lot the other day. I didn’t know they existed. I stuck around a few extra minutes to see if the driver showed up, since they were obviously trying to make contact. We need to know more about this unicorn!

Bizness Comma Nunya
Bizness Comma Nunya
16 days ago
Reply to  Spectre6000

Dude, agreed, Taycan Wagon is the right move for any potential Taycan buyer.

Cryptoenologist
Cryptoenologist
16 days ago
Reply to  Spectre6000

And they have two slightly different options. One with cladding and more ride height and one without.They haven’t said whether the SportTurismo (the lower, sleeker one) is coming back, but the CrossTurismo is. I wish I made Porsche money! I can keep hanging onto a thread of hope that Volvo will make an EV wagon that is a bit more affordable, or I’ll just bite the bullet and get the Hyundai Ioniq 5N which is faster than several of the Taycan tiers.

Thomas Metcalf
Thomas Metcalf
16 days ago
Reply to  Spectre6000

My uncle has one as a daily driver! I have ridden in it a couple of times. It is a very nice car. His commute is fairly short and he has a couple other cars. They installed a 220v charger in their garage and just plug it in for a night every few days.

Nvoid82
Nvoid82
16 days ago

If the taycan depreciates like the panamera there will be some excellent deals available soon

Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman
16 days ago
Reply to  Nvoid82

From what I’ve seen it’s actually slightly worse than the Panamera.

Cryptoenologist
Cryptoenologist
16 days ago
Reply to  Jack Beckman

Not for the wagon, sadly. I should look again though.

Alec Rosenbaum
Alec Rosenbaum
16 days ago

The most shocking thing to me is that it’s already been 4-5 years and it’s time for a refresh already. Oh how time marches on!

I like the new, more mature, face.

Spikedlemon
Spikedlemon
16 days ago

I appreciate the side-by-side images. True to Porsche custom, the new model looks near-identical to the old one but every panel is somehow different and no longer interchangeable.

Stig's Cousin
Stig's Cousin
16 days ago

The Taycan is the coolest EV available, and it sounds like the updates make it substantially better than the original. I want one.

My only concern is charging infrastructure. Charging a Tesla product is incredibly easy – you back up to a charger and plug in. The charging session is automatically billed to your Tesla account (you don’t need to enter any passwords, swipe a card, or use an app to initiate charging), the chargers almost always work, and a lot of chargers are available. The process is infinitely easier than charging using a non-Tesla level 3 charger.

Some Tesla Superchargers are open to non-Tesla vehicles, but it is a small percentage of chargers (at least in the US), and I am not sure if it is as idiot proof as charging a Tesla. If charging a Taycan becomes as easy as charging a Tesla, I will probably buy a Taycan. For the moment, I can’t justify buying a non-Tesla EV no matter how good it is.

Cryptoenologist
Cryptoenologist
16 days ago
Reply to  Stig's Cousin

VAG has said they are transitioning to NACS for 2025, so there is a chance this will come with it. If not, it will likely very quickly get an adapter. And as far as I know, with the new adapters that automakers are adding as they transition to NACS, it allows all SuperChargers not just the special ones, and along with that(Ford has said so, so far) they will add the automatic payment.

The process with other level 3 chargers is a bit more annoying, but it isn’t that bad. I think many people are relying on level 3 more than it is intended to be. The only time I use them is on road trips, except for the occasional time I’m going to Target or something and I’m not above 80% already. Level 3 is a decent amount more expensive than charging at home too. I do know a few people with ridiculous commutes who had to hit a charger daily, but that was just poor planning on their part for not getting a car with a longer range. I guess for people that can’t charge at home, level 3 is the primary option. If I were in that boat I probably would’ve waited till my job added chargers to get an EV.

Stig's Cousin
Stig's Cousin
16 days ago

I have had some bad experiences with non-Tesla level 3 chargers in the past. It seems like charging experience varies by region. Here in Florida the non-Tesla charging infrastructure is unreliable. You can take EV trips in non-Teslas, but it requires more planning. Fortunately, the Tesla Supercharger network is great here. There are a lot of chargers along the major roads, and I have even seen some Superchargers in smaller communities away from the highways. If it becomes as easy to charge a Taycan at a Supercharger as it is to charge my Model 3, I would consider a Taycan in a few years (I hate depreciation so I generally buy used; I could see a 4-year-old Taycan could be a great value in 2028).

Detroit-Lightning
Detroit-Lightning
16 days ago

Love how they keep making this thing better and better…really impressive to see these improvements.

Captain Muppet
Captain Muppet
16 days ago

“Electric sports car”

Cool!

4 doors. Lightest version is 2125kg.

I’m not too demanding, I just want my electric sports car to have two doors and weigh about the same as a Tesla Roadster at 1235kg. I don’t need 900bhp, 200 would do.

Maybe the electric Cayman will be closer to what I want (but can’t afford).

Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
16 days ago
Reply to  Captain Muppet

I don’t think the size of the motor that makes the bloat, it’s the size of the battery.

Captain Muppet
Captain Muppet
16 days ago
Reply to  Cheap Bastard

I’ll take a max range of 150 miles if that helps with the weight.

Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
15 days ago
Reply to  Captain Muppet

Its a start.

Bork Bork
Bork Bork
11 days ago
Reply to  Cheap Bastard

500 HP EV motors are around hundred pounds, they are very light.

Cheap Bastard
Cheap Bastard
11 days ago
Reply to  Bork Bork

That’s over 1000x more powerful than me!!

W124
W124
16 days ago

Bunch of lovely new colours also available!

Taycan is one of those luxury cars that make me actually happy when I see one. Such an elegant beast when compared to most of the blobs on the road these days. Just wish I stop getting poorer some day.

Rusty S Trusty
Rusty S Trusty
16 days ago

Yeah but I bet you can’t set the GPS to pretend you’re driving on Mars or pack the entire interior into a flat box or trap passengers in the back seat by simply parking in a garage or take selfies with your fancy new Apple ski goggles while it drives down the street for you.
-Tesla stans, probably

Angrycat Meowmeow
Angrycat Meowmeow
16 days ago

Yup. I’ll take my wagon in green with the bronze Dyson blender wheels. This has to be one of the only, if not the only full electric wagon for sale in the US.I can’t think of any others off the top of my head and Google is only bringing up PHEV’s, like some Volvo’s.

MATTinMKE
MATTinMKE
16 days ago

Totally agree on the green, but I just can’t get behind the wheels. I wonder if the 911 wheels would fit?

Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman
16 days ago
Reply to  MATTinMKE

Need those special wheels and tires or you lose range (true of pretty much every EV).

MATTinMKE
MATTinMKE
16 days ago
Reply to  Jack Beckman

Yeah, I knew that. I’d prefer something else aesthetically. There are too many good looking wheels in the world to put ugly shit on your car. Especially at this price point.

W124
W124
16 days ago

I think green with metallic silver Dyson blenders would be sweet. Green and silver works always and what happened to silver wheels anyways?

Angrycat Meowmeow
Angrycat Meowmeow
16 days ago
Reply to  W124

Everyone who had silver wheels powdercoated them black

PL71 Enthusiast
PL71 Enthusiast
16 days ago

It’s one of the only wagons for sale period! Per motor trend:

2024 Audi A4 Allroad
2024 Audi A6 Allroad
2024 Audi RS6 Avant
2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
2024 Mini Clubman
2024 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
2024 Subaru Outback
2024 Volvo V60 Cross Country
2024 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Outback technically isn’t even a wagon anymore!

Mrbrown89
Mrbrown89
16 days ago

This is the equivalent of a Dyson vacuum, I love them but cant afford them. Very nice.

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