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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!

 

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As per usual Porsche will have to spec it with tires that meet a perfect medium of meeting all street driving requirements and allow enough performance to shine though.
Taycan mules on dry tarmac have rocked Michelin's but pictures are too blurry to make out the exact model, my hope is we're getting the new Sport 4S'
Still, i'm open to going with a more aggressive set for ideal time attack track days.
 

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Somewhere around 3 seconds is going to be the most repeatable number. What we haven't heard is whether there is some kind of overboost functionality in the Taycan. Some of the newer performance EV's have a special mode where you can call upon more power from the battery packs for short bursts. Even if the Taycan manages to eclipse the P100D, the Tesla Roadster will be a whole different story.
 

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A mode like that would best be reserved for the top end Turbo model of the Taycan. Then the nameplate might make a bit more sense as well. None of the upcoming performance EV's are going to be all that much different in terms of acceleration specs and if you've yet to experience ludicrous mode in a Tesla, rarely will all the available power even be called upon.
 

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To add some more info here. It looks like the more recent reports from the test drives and interviews from journalists have revealed more info about just how fast it will/could be.

Some journalists quoted the new time as now being UNDER 3.5 seconds, while other reports said it would be "well under 3.5 seconds". That's what I'm hoping for!

One reason for this is that power numbers are also starting to become more clear, with those same reports clarifying that it won't make 600-hp but actually MORE THAN 600-hp. I actually saw somewhere claim 670-hp but I don't think there's much evidence that that number is legit.

Also of note, Porsche said that the Taycan will be capable of running that 0-60 time at least 10 times in a row without any power degredation. I expect as much from Porsche, but it's still nice to hear!
 

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"We staged a dead heat for the camera, but with guns blazing, the top-of-the-line Porsche can whoosh to 62 mph in a very brisk 3.1 seconds, and it can do so again and again without losing pace."
Oops. Just changed my post to 3.1 seconds. That's impressive.

BTW, it looks like you're new to the forum, if you've put down a deposit on a Taycan, we sure to add your name to our thread here:
https://www.taycanevforum.com/forum/55-porsche-taycan-dealers-prices-ordering-purchasing-tracking/97-who-participated-taycan-deposit-program.html
 

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Here are the official 0-60 mph, 0-100 km/h, and 0-200 km/h times for the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S

Turbo
0-60 mph - 3.0 seconds
0-100 km/h - 3.2 seconds
0-200 km/h - 10.6 seconds
It can cover 25.5 meters in 2.5 seconds with no launch control.

Turbo S
0-60 mph - 2.6 seconds
0-100 km/h - 2.8 seconds
0-200 km/h - 9.8 seconds
It can cover 28 meters in 2.5 seconds with no launch control.
 

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So our 5,059 LBS heavy of a Taycan Turbo S pulled some impressive times from a dig to 162 MPH (260 km/h)

 
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