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).