Today begins a new era for Porsche with the introduction of the Taycan, its first fully electric production sports car, following a sneak peek at the vehicle’s interior last month. The Taycan is a four-door sports sedan that offers the performance qualities Porsche is known for combined with everyday usability.
Despite being all-electric, the first models in the new series are named Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, likely due to their high horsepower and speed stats. In fact, Porsche ranks them among the most powerful production models in its product range. Both models are able to reach speeds up to 161 mph and feature 800 volt systems instead of the commonly used 400 system, but there are subtle differences when it comes to performance. The flagship Turbo S version of the Taycan can generate up to 750 horsepower allowing it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo can produce up to 670 horsepower and accelerate to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. The Taycan’s high 800 volt systems allow both cars to reach an 80-percent charge in just under 23 minutes. Lastly, according to European tests, the Taycan can drive about 280 miles per charge.
With the introduction of the Taycan and plans to keep expanding the range, Porsche will have invested more than $6.6 billion USD in electric mobility by 2022. “We promised a true Porsche for the age of electric mobility – a fascinating sports car that not only excites in terms of its technology and driving dynamics, but also sparks a passion in people all over the world, just like its legendary predecessors have done. Now we are delivering on this promise,” says Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board of Porsche Research and Development.
Less powerful versions of the all-wheel drive Taycan will release later this year, followed by the Taycan Cross Turismo at the end of next year. The Taycan Turbo will be available for $150,900 USD, and the Taycan Turbo S for $185,000 USD.
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The Taycan – all-new, innovative, and ready for the future. Our first fully electric sports car is characterized by features that define every Porsche: pure emotion and maximum driving pleasure. What do you think? The floor is yours. #SoulElectrified #Taycan #TaycanTurbo #TaycanTurboS _ Taycan models: Electricity consumption: combined: 26,9 – 26,0 kwh/100 km; CO2 emissions: combined: 0 g/km
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