The Porsche Taycan GTS Hockenheimring Edition Comes With a Unique Surprise
You Can Access More Than A Car With The Porsche Taycan GTS Hockenheimring’s Keyby Alina Moore, on LISTEN 03:44
Porsche never offered a special edition based on the electric Taycan. Well, at least, not until now. Today the German company announced the Taycan GTS Hockenheimring Edition (don’t worry, we don’t know how to pronounce it either) - a special model that marks the 90th anniversary of the Hockenheimring - a motor racing circuit built in 1932, that, since 2019 it is also the home of the Porsche Experience Centre.
What makes the Porsche Taycan GTS Hockenheimring Edition special?
While the exterior may look like any other Taycan GTS, the Hockenheimring Edition has a few unique features. The first one - and the most obvious one - is the special Stone Grey finish combined with Bronzite accents. This special gray will only be offered for this special edition and is part of the custom color programme. At the same time, the bronze paint reinterprets classic metallic tones.
The car rides on a special set of 21-inch Mission E Design wheels that offer the same paint scheme as the rest of the exterior. Stone Gray is used for the surrounding rim edge, while Bronzite was applied on the hub caps.
No other changes are offered for the exterior, but there are a few other elements finished in Bronzite: the Sport Design side sill trim, the rear diffuser inlay, and the ‘Taycan GTS’ model designation on the tailgate. The special "Hockenheimring Edition" lettering found on the B-Pillar is finished in Stone Grey.
The interior also offers a first for the Taycan series: black trim with Island Green decorative stitching. Paldao open-pore wood is offered as decorative trim, while the same Bronzite finish was applied to the selector lever, the cup holders, the air vents above the center console, and the side air vents on the driver and front passenger side. The GT multifunction sports steering wheel also gets a Bronzite trim and an Island Green decorative stitching and a 12 o’clock marking.
The Special Hockenheimring anniversary logo is applied on the lid of the storage compartment in the center console, while the door projectors display the anniversary logo on the floor. The special finish is not the only cool feature of this special edition. It also comes with exclusive access to the racetrack. All you have to do is show the special edition key and you can drive straight to the Porsche Experience Center Hockenheimring - located in the heart of the racetrack. Also, for two years customers will get free charging during the opening hours of the PEC Hockenheimring and preferential parking at PEC ‘Frühschicht’ events - the monthly vehicle gatherings of Porsche enthusiasts.
No changes were announced under the hood, which means the special edition will offer the same powertrain as the Taycan GTS. We are talking about two electric powertrains that deliver a total of 590 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque. With a total weight of 5,077 pounds, the GTS goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and up to 155 mph. It also delivers a maximum range of 313 miles.
"With this exclusive special edition, we are not only delighting fans of our all-electric sports car, but also highlighting our attachment to the Hockenheimring," says Alexander Pollich, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Deutschland GmbH. “We congratulate the legendary racetrack on a rich, 90-year history. With the Porsche Experience Centre there, the Hockenheimring has become even more of a home for our brand since 2019."