The benefits of electric vehicles go without saying. If anything has held that burgeoning technology back, it’s been the ability to engineer that technology on par with the performance of the traditional combustion engines of many sports cars. For companies at the heart of manufacturing those vehicles, this can be a difficult task when any electric concept is inherently juxtaposed against their line of high-performance models. With the recent unveiling of the Taycon, Porsche shows it was able to rise to the challenge.
A look at its specs would leave anyone surprised to find out that the Porsche Taycan is fully electric. The 4-door sports car turns out a whopping 750 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque. Reaching 0 to 60 in just and 2.6 seconds and 0 to 124 in only 10.6 onto a top speed of 161 mph, the Taycan rivals many of the company’s other models. The first of the all-electric sports cars will be released in 2 versions — the Turbo and Turbo S. Porsche intend to further its range of Taycans in the coming months. A crossover model, the Taycan Cross Turismo is slated to roll off the production line by the end of 2020.
..but the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S are the flagship models of this line for a reason. In addition to their high-performance pedigree, the cars capture the unmistakable aesthetic that makes any Porsche instantly recognizable. A highly contoured body gives the Taycan an especially aerodynamic design. With a drag value coefficient of just 0.22 not one bit of raw power from its all-electric engine will be wasted. Onboard, drivers can utilize an interactive 10.9-inch infotainment display for everything from navigation features to analyzing real-time data.
As is the case with any electric vehicle, battery life is as important as performance. The Taycan Turbo’s 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack has a range of 280 miles, while the Turbo S can go as far as 256 miles on a single charge. When it comes to recharging, the batteries can reach 80% of a full charge in just over 22 minutes. In an emergency, getting to a range of 60 miles takes just 5 minutes. The quality of that battery leaves no caveat — the Taycan is an all-electric sports car that meets the loft standards that fans of Porsche have come to expect.