With the new Taycan, Porsche is launching the 4th version of its first all-electric sports car. The new model complements the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S lines. It has rear-wheel drive and is available with 2 batteries. With the standard Performance battery, the new model delivers up to 300 kW (408 hp) as standard. This increases to 350 kW (476 hp) with the optional Performance Plus battery. Power ratings are 240 kW (326 hp) or 280 kW (380 hp), respectively.
Since the model launch, the Taycan is presented with new features introduced in other versions when the model year changes. In particular, the Plug & Charge feature makes it convenient to charge the electric car and pay without cards or an app. Once the cable is plugged in, the Taycan establishes an encrypted connection to a Plug & Charge-compatible charging station. Charging begins automatically, and payment for the service is similar.
As with other versions, optional equipment is a color projection display on the windshield and an on-board charger with up to 22 kW of charging power. Additional features are available to drivers through the Functions on Demand service. Thanks to online activation, there is no need to visit a dealership – this is now possible for the functions Porsche Intelligent Range Manager, Power Steering Plus, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Porsche InnoDrive.
A choice of two batteries
The Performance single-deck battery pack with a maximum capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard. The Performance Plus double-deck battery is available as an option, with a maximum capacity of 93.4 kWh. The range is up to 431 or 484 kilometers respectively according to the WLTP cycle.
The Taycan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds. The top speed reaches 230 km/h in both configurations, and the maximum charging capacity is up to 225 kW (Performance) or up to 270 kW (Performance Plus). That is, both batteries get from 5 to 80 percent of their charge capacity in 22.5 minutes, and the required amount of energy to cover the next 100 km is replenished in just 5 minutes.
Innovative electric motor and dynamics of the base Porsche Taycan
The new model offers ultra-fast acceleration, typical sports car traction and constantly available power. The permanently active synchronous motor on the rear axle is the same length as the one installed on the Taycan 4S. The pulse-controlled inverter on the rear axle operates at up to 600 amps.
The drive architecture features a 2-speed transmission, as in the other versions from the model range intelligent charging control and efficient aerodynamics are available here. With a Cd value from 0.22, it reduces energy consumption, and hence there is enough power reserve for even more kilometers of travel. The maximum amount of energy recovered is 265 kW.
Exterior design with Porsche heritage features
The electric Taycan marked the beginning of a new era of electric cars, but at the same time the manufacturer has retained the design DNA of all Porsche’s. At the front, the sports car looks particularly low and wide, with highly contoured fenders.
The silhouette is shaped by a sporty roof line heading down to the rear, and the shaped side sections show off the typical Porsche character. The elegant interior, retracted rear pillars and sharply outlined fender flanges clearly accentuate the brand-inspired rear end. Among the many innovative elements is the glass-like Porsche logo on the rear light cluster.
The defining characteristics of the Taycan in the lineup are the aerodynamically optimized 19-inch Taycan Aero wheels and black anodized brake discs. The front body mudguard, sills and rear diffuser in black match the same elements on the Taycan 4S. LED main headlights are fitted as standard.
Porsche Taycan’s unique interior design
The 2019 Taycan cockpit marked a breakthrough in automotive design with its distinct structure and entirely new architecture. A freely positioned curved dashboard creates the highest point of the instrument cluster, directing the focus of attention to the driver’s axis. Other elements include the central 10.9-inch infotainment system display and the optional