While the rest of the world is moving toward electrification, Porsche is sprinting to the head of the pack with the new Porsche Taycan. The automobile manufacturer recently released 20 new images of the latest model coming from their Porsche E-Performance division. Just like any other offering from the famed car company, the Taycan is a thing of beauty.
“The Taycan links our heritage to the future,” stated Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “It carries forward the success story of our brand—a brand that has fascinated and thrilled people the world over for more than 70 years.” Michael Steiner, a member of the executive board, added, “We promised a true Porsche for the age of electromobility—a fascinating sports car that not only excites in terms of technology and driving dynamics, but also sparks a passion in people all over the world, just like its legendary predecessors have done. Now we are delivering on this promise.”
Oh, they’re definitely delivering. The Turbo S version of the Taycan is capable of 560 kW, while the Turbo hits 500kW. That puts the Turbo S hitting 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.8 seconds (the Turbo hits that in 3.2). Both models top out at 260 kilometers per hour. The Turbo has a 450 kilometer range while the Turbo S gets 412 kilometers. The Taycan is also the first production vehicle that makes use of 800 volts instead of the typical 400 volts. That enables the Taycan to be charged using direct current. In just five minutes, it can be recharged for a range up to 100 kilometers.
Performance isn’t the only reason people buy a Porsche. The looks matter, too, and the Taycan delivers there as well. You’ll recognize the classic Porsche vibe, with its sensuous lines and swooping body with its sleek cabin and drawn-in rear C-pillar. Inside, the Taycan is all luxury, but it’s also the first time that Porsche is offering an entirely leather-free interior. There’s also plenty of tech, including a 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display. The Taycan definitely delivers on promises, solidly moving Porsche into the future.