Porsche has finally taken the veil off their most anticipated first all-electric car. It has been four long years of spy photos, teasers, and even name change. Initially, Porsche Taycan was dubbed as Mission E when it was revealed as concept car. Taycan will begin its production life in two variants which are Turbo and Turbo S respectively. Porsche Taycan Turbo S is priced from $187,610 and Taycan Turbo is priced from $153,310. Less powerful versions will be added later this year. However, the first derivative would be Taycan Cross Turismo that is scheduled by end of next year. Porsche Taycan is quite distinct thanks to wide and flat front end along with highly contoured wings. Taycan has a sporty roofline, sculpted side sections, drawn-in rear C-pillar and pronounced shoulders.
Glass-look Porsche logo has been integrated into the light bar at the rear. Design give the Taycan a drag vale coefficient of just 0.22 that contributes to low energy consumption ad long range. Porsche has used a centrally-networked control system for Taycan’s chassis, analyzing and synchronizing all chassis systems in real time. These systems are adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology including PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) electronic damper control, along with the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) electromechanical roll stabilization system with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus). Multiple driving modes are on offer for driver which are Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Range. Individual systems can be configured when required using the Individual mode.
Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S features 616hp. Taycan Turbo offers 671hp with Overboost whereas Turbo S can peak up to 750hp. The latter has an impressive 1,050 Nm of torque whereas Turbo comes with 850 Nm of torque. Thus, Taycan Turbo can accelerate to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds whereas Turbo S can hit the same in 2.6 seconds. Top speed for both these variants is 161 mph. Power is channeled with innovative two-speed transmission installed on rear axle. First gear is focused on acceleration and second gear features a long ratio to ensure high efficiency and high-power reserves. Taycan packs 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with 800V architecture. Theoretically, it can receive up to 80% in less than 22 and a half minutes. If you can find 270 kW charger, 60 miles of range can be obtained in just 5 minutes. Porsche claims that Taycan Turbo can cover maximum of 280 miles and Turbo S can cover 256 miles (according to WLTP).