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When the Taycan was announced earlier this month everyone was blown away by its blistering performance numbers. The Turbo produces 670 horsepower (500 kW) and 626 lb-ft of torque and can reach 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds. While the Turbo S produces 750 horsepower (560 kW) and 774 lb-ft of torque and can reach 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds.

With the Turbo S, Porsche was able to go around the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 42 seconds, quicker than any other four-door electric car.

What makes those numbers even more impressive is when you factor in that the Taycan weighs 2,323 kilograms (5,121 pounds), including a 96 kWh lithium-ion battery that weighs 650kg. It even has a center of gravity that’s similar to the 911.

To put the weight of the Taycan in perspective, in the Porsche lineup a Panamera Panamera E-Hybrid weighs 2,243 kilograms (4945 pounds), a Panamera Turbo weighs 2,077 kilograms (4,579 pounds), a Cayenne weights 1,985 kilograms (4376 pounds), and a 911 Turbo weighs 1,595 kilograms (3516 pounds).

When comparing it to Tesla, a Model S P100D weighs 2,241 kilograms (4,491 pounds), a Tesla Model 3 Performance weighs 1,847 kilograms (4,072 pounds), and a Tesla Model X Performance weighs 2,487 kilograms (5,483 pounds).
 

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One thing I find odd is how much some journalists rag on the Taycan's weight.

It can't be that bad considering how much Porsche worked to mitigate the weights ability to harm the Porsche driving characteristics we all love.

This review is an example of that:

all-electric Porsche Taycan first driving REVIEW - Autogefuel
 

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When the Taycan was announced earlier this month everyone was blown away by its blistering performance numbers. The Turbo produces 670 horsepower (500 kW) and 626 lb-ft of torque and can reach 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds. While the Turbo S produces 750 horsepower (560 kW) and 774 lb-ft of torque and can reach 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds.

With the Turbo S, Porsche was able to go around the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 42 seconds, quicker than any other four-door electric car.

What makes those numbers even more impressive is when you factor in that the Taycan weighs 2,323 kilograms (5,121 pounds), including a 96 kWh lithium-ion battery that weighs 650kg. It even has a center of gravity that’s similar to the 911.

To put the weight of the Taycan in perspective, in the Porsche lineup a Panamera Panamera E-Hybrid weighs 2,243 kilograms (4945 pounds), a Panamera Turbo weighs 2,077 kilograms (4,579 pounds), a Cayenne weights 1,985 kilograms (4376 pounds), and a 911 Turbo weighs 1,595 kilograms (3516 pounds).

When comparing it to Tesla, a Model S P100D weighs 2,241 kilograms (4,491 pounds), a Tesla Model 3 Performance weighs 1,847 kilograms (4,072 pounds), and a Tesla Model X Performance weighs 2,487 kilograms (5,483 pounds).
The only correction.. Porsche used a Taycan Turbo for the Ring time of 7min 42sec .. they did not use a Turbo S
 

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I am curious about the weight of the base model and how it drives without all the missing suspension magic elements. I hope it is better than my Cayenne.
 
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