The Taycan, Porsche’s first all-electric car is boasting some incredible figures that should appease even the most dedicated purists and brand loyalists. With their dedication to electric mobility, they aim to prove that battery-powered sports cars can remain true to the driver-focused philosophy that all their vehicles are built upon. With a new design approach and the latest in technology, Porsche’s newest EV, will look to disrupt the status quo of the segment.
The Taycan will be powered by two permanently synchronous motors. One will be on the front axle and the second will be driving the rear wheels. Porsche claims that at least one version of the Taycan will have a combined output of more than 600 horsepower. The company has yet to disclose how many trims the Taycan will be offered in, but we expect it will follow the same performance ladder that’s seen on their sports cars. If true expect to see a base Carrera 300kW (396 bhp), a Carrera S 400kW (529bhp) and a Turbo 500kW (661bhp).
Early reports claim that the Taycan will do 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and hitting 124 mph from a standstill can be done in less than 12 seconds. Maintaining the balance between a high performing and practical EV is a key challenge for this car. However, with the rapid charging capabilities of the Taycan, it would seem that few compromises have needed to be made.
It is believed that the Taycan will be offered with a choice of battery packs. One around 80 kWh and a second closer to 95 kWh. If you are looking for the most horsepower, you’ll have to opt for the latter.
The Taycan may be Porsche’s first foray into all-electric cars, but it will not be the last. It marks brand new territory for the automaker and we can’t wait to see what the electric future holds.