Electric cars are going to be part of our lives whether we like it or not. And Tesla no longer has the monopoly, as we see Porsche pushing performance, range and handling balance to another level.
Available with two battery sizes and a range of up to 463km, this silent Stuttgart stormer is the third version of Porsche’s sports saloons and comes with a punch of up to 420kW with the Performance Battery Plus. The standard single-deck Performance Battery has a capacity of 79.2 kWh, and the two-deck Performance Battery Plus from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo is an option that gifts you a total capacity of 93.4kWh.
All that means you can do the standing start dash to 100 km/h in 4 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. Porsche says the synchronous machine on its rear axle is ‘permanently excited’ and who are we to disagree? ‘Two permanently excited synchronous machines on both axles make the model all-wheel drive, and it also has a two-speed transmission on the rear axle,’ says Porsche.
So, there we have it. Put simply, Porsche is adamant that its EV still prioritises the driving experience. Based on my own recent Porsche forays, I think the Taycan may well be more fun to drive than any other current four-door Porsche.
Most drivers would not even get close to its limits on the road – including the Tesla Model S and other rivals – which strengthens the marque’s image as a sports-car giant.
For more details visit the Porsche website.