The Porsche Taycan is about to come in for an update, as evidenced by camouflaged prototypes spotted in the wild.
The fully electric Taycan first arrived as a sedan for the 2020 model year and spawned the Cross Turismo soft-roader and Sport Turismo wagon body styles for 2021 and 2022, respectively.
The complete updated range should arrive for the 2024 model year, meaning a market launch late next year is likely, though the launch may be pushed into early 2024.
The prototypes spotted near Germany’s Nürburgring racetrack reveal subtle changes at both ends. There appears to be revised fascias front and rear, as well as new internals for the head and taillights. The wheel pattern also looks to be new.
2024 Porsche Taycan facelift spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
It isn’t clear if any powertrain changes are planned but a new battery chemistry could potentially lead to increased range or power discharge capability, or both. Porsche will also likely have some software tweaks, as the automaker has added minor software updates each successive year since the Taycan’s launch.
Performance in the Taycan currently tops out with the Turbo S grade whose output registers at 616 hp (750 hp temporarily), or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of around 162 mph.
Depending on the grade, Taycan buyers also have two battery options: 79.2 and 93.4 kwh.
Rumors have it that we might see a new range-topping option, a possible Taycan Turbo GT grade with closer to 1,000 hp, or enough performance to outshine the Tesla Model S Plaid on the drag strip. The current Turbo S already dethroned the Tesla as the fastest production EV around the ‘Ring in the summer by registering a 7:33.35 lap time. That’s over two seconds quicker than the Tesla’s time.