Porsche’s first all-electric Sports Car, the Taycan, has finally seen the light with its long-anticipated world debut.
At launch, the Porsche Taycan is offered in two variants: Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo. The first two are the top-of-the-range, while the other variants will follow later in the year. A GT (Gran Turismo) variant will be produced by end of next year.
The Porsche Taycan has the brand’s DNA all over it. From the front it looks particularly wide and flat with highly contoured wings. The silhouette is shaped by the sporty roofline sloping downward to the rear.
The highly sculpted side sections are also characteristic. The sleek cabin, the drawn-in rear C-pillar and the pronounced shoulders of the wings result in a sharply emphasized rear. In addition, there are innovative elements such as the glass-effect Porsche logo, which has been integrated into the light bar at the rear. With a Cd value from 0.22, the aerodynamically optimized basic shape makes a significant contribution to low energy consumption and thus long range.
Interior-wise, Porsche’s electric sportscar has a new cabin architecture. Highlights include a free-standing, curved instrument cluster, a central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display. All user interfaces have been completely newly designed for the Taycan. The number of classic hardware controls such as switches and buttons have been greatly reduced. Instead, control is intelligent and intuitive.
The cabin is leather-free, instead it comprises innovative recycled materials. The battery pack is placed at the rear, underneath the passengers. Boot space consist of two luggage compartments; the front compartment has a capacity of 81 liters and the rear 366 liters.
The flagship Turbo S version of the Taycan can generate up to 560 kW (761 PS) overboost power in combination with Launch Control, and the Taycan Turbo up to 500 kW (680 PS). The Taycan Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo completes this sprint in 3.2 seconds. The Turbo S has a range of up to 412 kilometers, and the Turbo a range of up to 450km. The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 260 km/h.
When it comes to the chassis, Porsche uses a centrally networked control system for the Taycan chassis. The integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control analyses and synchronises all chassis systems in real time.
The Porsche Taycan made its world debut in three continents: U.S.A., Europe and China.