2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

by Mike Hunter

The Taycan is ready for the future as the first fully electric vehicle by Porsche. It is characterized by the features that have always been decisive for any Porsche: pure emotion and maximum driving pleasure.

The Taycan carries a legacy that is reflected by performance — after all, it’s a Porsche. The latest drive technology ensures that its performance can be repeatedly reproduced: two permanent-magnet synchronous motors (PSMs) catapult the Taycan Turbo S with up to 560kW (750 HP). Overboost Power with Launch Control propels the Taycan from 0–60 mph in 2.6 seconds. With a standing start of 1.2g, it accelerates faster than the force of gravity for the first few yards — making it faster than a skydiver in free fall.

The Porsche soul stands for performance. In every respect. As demonstrated by the Taycan, even when charging: Its 800-volt architecture accepts charge power of up to 270kW.

The Porsche Advanced Cockpit in the Taycan is characterized by pioneering technologies and offers up to four displays. The fully digital curved display is the driver’s main focus. But what really distinguishes the Taycan is the feeling behind the wheel: the driver experiences the familiarity of a Porsche coupled with the irresistible beating of her heart. The four-point LED headlights make this beast recognizable and fiercely present day or night. The sleek design includes the side air intakes (air curtains) meant to enhance performance as it slices through the atmosphere.

In terms of charging time and range, the Taycan also demonstrates what makes a genuine Porsche. Because Porsche believes that a sports car should always be ready to set off, the company does its utmost to facilitate simple charging that is integrated into everyday life. The estimated EPA range for the Taycan Turbo S is 192 miles.

Acoustically, too, the Taycan provides an entirely new experience: It makes virtually no noise — all one can hear is the exterior sound that meets the legal requirements. For a unique acoustic accompaniment to dynamic driving, there is also the standard on Turbo S, Porsche Electric Sport Sound — a system whose innovative character makes the vehicle’s own drive sound appear even more emotional, both outside and inside. The ideal feedback for the driver’s right foot.

MSRP: $185,000

Range: up to 192 miles

0-60 mph: 2.6 sec.

Top speed: 155 mph


Did You Know

Get Charged: With the Mobile Charger, which connects to a home’s 240V NEMA 14-15 outlet or optional intelligent Mobile Charger Connect with touchscreen or the charging dock, Porsche has owners set up to stay fully charged. Porsche Turbo charging stations are growing throughout America at restaurants, hotels and shopping malls.

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