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Porsche Brings Five Premieres to the Canadian International AutoShow

Porsche is showcasing five vehicles for the first time at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.

  • Porsche shows five cars for the first time in Toronto.

  • One of these is the new 2025 Taycan.

  • The company is also commemorating the opening of its Experience Centre in Pickering.

Porsche is making five premieres at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, including two North American debuts and a World Premiere.

The automaker has chosen this event to show the new 2025 Taycan EV and the 2024 Panamera to the Canadian public for the first time.

The new Taycan features a substantial update that includes a redesign of the front and rear ends which come with new wings and headlights, along with improvements to the vehicle’s performance.

Indeed, the Turbo S version of the brand’s only electric vehicle is now able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than before, thanks to its output of 938 horsepower, making it the quickest and most powerful Porsche ever.

2025 Porsche Taycan | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

The company also says that charging times have been shortened despite the car receiving a larger battery, which means that drivers will only have to wait 18 minutes instead of 37 minutes to go from 10 to 80% state of charge at a compatible 800-volt DC fast charging station, thanks to a 320-kW maximum charging rate, 50-kW faster than previous models.

The second Porsche North American premiere taking place in Toronto is the 2024 Panamera, a revised version of the company’s four-door grand tourer. This model has also received styling and mechanical alterations, along with a greater focus on technology. Porsche claims that the new standard two-chamber air suspension, more powerful engines, and a revised interior layout help the Panamera achieve an even better balance between comfort and sportiness.

Porsche Vision GT concept | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

The Porsche Vision GT concept car, the first Porsche to be designed exclusively for a video game, is making its worldwide debut at the Canadian International AutoShow. This conceptual sports car was penned by Porsche in collaboration with Polyphony Digital Inc., a Japanese video game developer, especially for Gran Turismo 7 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Another car making its first public appearance in Canada is the Porsche 911 that set a new world record back in December by reaching the highest altitude ever for a combustion-powered car. Driven by race driver Romain Dumas and closely monitored by an international team, this car reached the summit of the Ojos del Salado volcano at a height of 6,734 metres, using a factory standard turbocharged six-cylinder engine and seven-speed manual transmission.

Porsche 911 world record | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

Notably, this exploit was achieved with the use of sustainable eFuels made from water and carbon dioxide, a technology Porsche has been a strong proponent of for a while now.

Rounding out the five premieres for Porsche in Toronto is a specially commissioned 911 GT3 RS inspiration vehicle that commemorates the opening of the Porsche Experience Center in Pickering, the tenth such facility in the world and the third in North America after Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

Visitors of the Experience Center, whether they own a Porsche vehicle or not, will be able to test the brand’s sports cars on a specially designed 2-kilometre circuit by taking part in a variety of driving modules.

As a reminder, the Canadian International AutoShow is held at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre from February 16 to the 25th.

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