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Has anyone seen any reliable estimates or guesses on Taycan 0-60 times? I saw some early reports that were 3.5 seconds, and while that sounds impressive, when you look at what Teslas run, and what a 911 Turbo S can pull off, that's not crazy. Plus, it's electric so the torque is instant.
Some newer reports I've seen put the time at 2.8 seconds. That's right on par with a Tesla Model S P100D.
I've seen quarter mile times in the 11 and 12 second range tossed around as well.
What I'm really curious to see is what kind of a Nurburgring lap time it can deliver. It seems like most Teslas just don't hold up on the track.
The car itself will use two permanent magnet synchronous motors like those in the 919 Hybrid (a Le Mans-winning race car) with one in the front and one in the rear. Helping the 0-60 acceleration as well as overall cornering capability is the Taycan's variable all-wheel drive system that Porsche says will use Porsche Torque Vectoring.
Porsche has said that the 800-volt battery will give a range of over 300 miles. Frankly, I'd like a bit more, but the fat that it'll be able to get a 80% charge in just 15 minutes is pretty amazing! Gotta love the Germans!
I'd have to say I'm curious about the Audi E-tron as well. But the Porsche is, well, a Porsche!
UPDATE: March 30th, 2019
Porsche has claimed the Taycan will run a sub 8-minute Nurburgring lap time. Some early testing was done, but since then they have inputted all of the car's technical specs and run virtual lap times.
More info on that technology here.
UPDATE: April 16, 2019
According to a new report the Taycan Cross turismo has a 0-62 mph time of just 3.1 seconds. That should make for a 3.0 or 2.9 second 0-60 mph time!