With the new Taycan, Porsche is launching the fourth variant of its first all-electric sports saloon. The new model lines up alongside the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S. It features rear-wheel drive and is available with two sizes of battery.
With the rear mounted electric motor and the standard Performance Battery, the new entry-level model delivers up to 300 kW (408 PS), in overboost mode with Launch Control; this increases to an output of up to 350 kW (476 PS) with Performance Battery Plus. The Taycan accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, whichever battery is specified. Its top speed is also 230 km/h in both configurations.
Being the latest addition to the model family, the Taycan includes, the new features introduced in the other versions. the Plug & Charge function enables convenient charging and payments without the need for cards or an app: as soon as the charging cable is plugged in the Taycan establishes encrypted communication with the Plug & Charge-compatible charging station. The charging process then starts automatically. Payments are also processed automatically.
A single-deck Performance Battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard. The two-deck Performance Battery Plus is available as an option. Its gross capacity is 93.4 kWh. Range, is up to 431 or up to 484 kilometres respectively.
As on the other variants, optional equipment includes a colour head-up display and an on-board charger with a charging capacity of up to 22 kW. Both batteries can be charged from five to 80 per cent in 22.5 minutes and that power for a further 100 kilometres is achieved after only five minutes.
The exterior of the new Taycan looks low and wide from the front. Sporty roof line slopping downward to the rear with sculpted side sections. It’s equipped with aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan Aero wheels and black anodised brake callipers. The front apron, side sills and rear diffuser in black are the same as those on the Taycan 4S. LED headlights are fitted as standard.
Interior features includes a central 10.9-inch infotainment display, optional display for the front passenger, a curved instrument cluster. Front seats are eight-way electrically adjusted.
The car features two luggage compartments: 84 litres at the front, and up to 407 litres at the rear. Interiors are made from recycled materials emphasizing sustainable EV concept.
Taycan features integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control – a centrally networked control system for the Taycan chassis, analyses and synchronises all chassis systems in real time. Taycan is equipped with standard steel-spring suspension and optional adaptive air suspension with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) electronic damper control system.
The adaptive air suspension is also equipped with a Smartlift function allowing to raise its ride height automatically. Braking power is provided by six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes at the front and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes at the rear. The brake callipers have a black anodised finish.
- Sports car comfort
- Quick charging