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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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Just thought I'd update this thread with the 4S stats now that they are out.

0-60 is 3.8 seconds, using launch control
That's 0.8 seconds slower than the Turbo and 1.2 seconds slower than the Turbo S.
 

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Crazy to see that CarAndDriver stated the Turbo S is the 'third-quickest' they've tested and that "Only the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Lamborghini Huracán Performante beat it to 60 mph in our testing." ?

From C&D:
  • The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S achieved a 2.4-second zero-to-60-mph time in Car and Driver testing.
  • It also raced through the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 130 mph.
  • The 750-hp Turbo S model is the most powerful Taycan, with 80 more horses than the standard Turbo model.
Electric cars are inherently quick. They jump off the line with instant torque and, when armed with enough power, will scramble your understanding of what quick feels like with reality-warping acceleration. That's exactly what the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S did during our instrumented test of the 750-hp electric four-door. The most powerful Taycan rocketed to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds and blew through the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 130 mph.

Using 60-mph times as the measuring stick, the Taycan Turbo S is the third-quickest car we've ever tested, behind the Lamborghini Huracán Performante and the Porsche 918 Spyder. The 2.4-second sprint to 60 also matches that of the 1001-hp Bugatti Veyron 16.4, the beast that launched the million-dollar hypercar craze. Notably, the Taycan Turbo S is also 0.1 second quicker to 60 mph than Porsche's sports-car icon, the 580-hp Porsche 911 Turbo S.

How does the Porsche Taycan Turbo S stack up against a Tesla Model S? We last tested that car back in 2015, using a 532-hp 2015 Tesla Model S P90D. Tesla has since replaced the P90D with the more powerful Model S Performance, and we're working to bring you numbers on that car soon. Until then, we can only say that the 532-hp P90D notched 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and cleared the quarter-mile in 11.1 seconds at 120 mph.

The only electric car with a two-speed transmission, the all-wheel-drive Taycan Turbo S leaps off the line in a way that makes many gasoline-powered supercars seem sluggish. For the full story on the Porsche's performance, including braking and skidpad figures, read our full instrumented test of the Taycan Turbo S.

That lightning-quick acceleration does come at a cost, though. Taycan Turbo S models start at $186,350. And while this electric Porsche is now the quickest four-door we've ever tested, regardless of fuel, it's also the least efficient electric vehicle, according to the EPA. It's rated at 68 MPGe, which limits its EPA-rated range to just 192 miles on a charge."
 
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