German Auto manufacturer Porsche has finally pulled the wraps off its first four-door all-electric car Taycan (pronounced as Tai Khan) after four years of wait on Wednesday in an event held simultaneously in three continents.
The company has announced that the Taycan will be produced in two variants: Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S starting at $150,900 and $185,000, respectively.
Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S specifications:
Both the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S has a dual-electric-motor setup which generates the equivalent of 616 horsepower. The Taycan Turbo can generate up to 670 horsepower in the special “launch control” mode and the Taycan Turbo S can generate 750 horsepower in that mode.
The Taycan generates a top speed of 161 mph. Taycan Turbo can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just three seconds, while the Turbo S can reach the same speed in 2.6 seconds.
Both cars are powered by a 93kWh battery pack that weighs in at 1,389 pounds and the total weight of both the car is a bit over 5,100 pounds but lighter than the Tesla Model X SUV and heavier than the Tesla Model S.
Both cars use the 800-volt technology that can charge the car from 5 percent to 80 percent in just under 23 minutes when pinned up to chargers that can charge at 270kW.
Porsche has not revealed the range of the car but the more lavish European WLTP gives the vehicle a 412 KM range (256 miles) so it is expected that it will have an estimated range of around 225 to 230 miles.
Note: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave it an official range of 201 miles (323 kilometers).
When its Porsche the interiors must be luxurious and the Taycan doesn’t disappoint it has a similar interior we usually see in any other Porsche. It is the first car to have a built-in Apple Music app and it has a new Porsche infotainment system with voice assistant features to give secondary controls like media, climate, and navigation of the car.
The company says it has already received 20,000 pre-orders which is a good start for the company with its first all-electric car, the company says that a more affordable version Taycan Cross Turismo will arrive late in 2020 and the all-electric version of Macan SUV is under making.