Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Taken from the concept of Mission E and named after the spirited young Buck , Porsche has finally got its teeth into the EV range , but will it rival the Tesla ?
Porsche confirm 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 , an additional 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.
So where’s the Turbo?
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.
Porsche says the Taycan’s two electric motors, produce a combined 616bhp and 627lb ft of torque in the Turbo, reaching 62mph in 3.2sec.
The Turbo S, peaks at 750bhp and 774lb ft with an overboost function hitting 62mph in just 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.
The Taycan’s battery pushes the car’s weight above 2.2 tonnes, But the Taycan has the lowest centre of gravity of any Porsche lineup today close to the 918 Spyder.
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 compiling to WLTP figures.
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.