Introducing the all new full Electric Porsche . The Taycan, named after a spirited young horse will Porsche finally get a foothold over rivals in the EV market?
Taking over from their Mission E concept Porsche have confirmed that their new EV will come in two specifications (to start with), Turbo and Turbo S
Both the Turbo and Turbo S have a 93.4kWh battery – aka the ‘Performance Battery Plus’ – housing a motor on each axle. A single-speed transmission on the front , and two-speed transmission to the rear for all-wheel drive. That two-speed transmission has a shorter gear designed for max power on launch control and a longer gear for regular driving.
Porsche says the Taycan’s two electric motors, produce a combined 616bhp and 627lb ft of torque in the Turbo, deliver a 0-62mph time of 3.2sec.
In the Turbo S, meanwhile, they hit a peak of 750bhp and 774lb ft with an overboost function that shortens that sprint to 2.8sec.
Porsche also state that the ability to repeat Launch Control – the car has been engineered to handle several hard launches without the risk of damaging componentry. We feel this is aimed at the current Tesla drivers who are having to warm up their cars first and then are warned that launch starts may impact future performance.
Sticking to Porsche Heritage , the Taycan variants are named as people relate Turbo and Turbo S to Porsche’s special range even though the taycan has no turbo’s in its engineering side, this may also allow Stuttgart’s to plan cheaper and less powerful models.
Range and Charging.
Porsche claim that the Turbo will get you a 280 miles on a full cycle , and 256 miles for the Turbo S.
Figures from Stuttgart boast 5% to 80% charge in as little as 23 minutes on 800v DC chargers. Opting for the 800v DC over the 400v will also buy you three years of access to IONITY chargers and the Porsche Charging Service, which allows for access to charge points from various operators, in Europe.
Inspired from the new Gen 992 911 the Taycan interior is a blissful marriage of Tech and Tranquility , giving you an all round sporty feel and forgetting that you are in the cockpit of an EV.
Due for release in 2020 being built alongside the 911 st Porsche’s Zuffenhausen plant. Demand is High so get your orders in today by vising our ordering page here.