Unlike most EVs, the Porsche Taycan has charge ports on both sides near the front wheels, allowing you to plug in where most convenient. The updated Taycan range is available to order now, with prices starting at £83,580 for the 4S, rising to £115,860 for the Turbo and topping out at £138,830 for the Turbo S. But it did answer just how aspirational Porsche wants the Taycan to be. The entry-level model is only available in China for the time being, propping up the range underneath the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. The new model – badged simply ‘Taycan’ – uses the same battery pack as the existing 4S. Interestingly, despite the $50,000 price difference, the new Taycan 4S models are capable of a similar amount of range as the more expensive cars in the series. CarAndBike Tube; 18-Apr-20 11:30 AM IST; 02:24. 14-way front seats with memory Porsche has taken the unusual step of giving its electric sports car the name “Porsche Taycan Turbo”, despite it not having any turbochargers to speak of. The Taycan also has respectable cargo capacity. The two Taycan Turbos draw their energy from a 93kWh battery pack that weighs in at 1,389 pounds. Standard safety features include lane-keeping assist, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and front/rear parking cameras. The larger battery is standard in the Turbo and Turbo S; the Taycan Turbo starts from £115,860, while the range-topping Turbo S comes in at £138,830. The peak outputs of 522 horsepower (4S with base battery), 563 horsepower (4S with bigger battery), 670 horsepower (Turbo), and 750 (Turbo S) only last for short bursts of 2.5 seconds at a time. The smaller-battery model produces 402bhp, while the larger develops 469bhp. The base 4S Taycan uses a 79.2 kWh battery pack, while the Turbo, Turbo S and 4S models equipped with the Performance Battery Pack have a 93.4 kWh module. Check User Ratings & Reviews. Porsche didn’t share an EPA-estimated range for its first EV, though these higher-end versions are expected to travel somewhere near 300 miles on a full charge. View Specification & Features. A team of six Porsche drivers averaged between 121 and 134mph throughout, stopping a handful of times to recharge and swap drivers. Our rundown of the very best used hybrid cars can help, The range of electric cars is continually improving. The Porsche Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S models are available to order now. A premium Burmester surround-sound audio system is optional and drivers will be able to search for music on the move using Porsche's voice-control assistant. 750 horsepower (w/ launch control) The result is that the Taycan Turbo can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in three seconds flat, while the Turbo S will make that same run in 2.6 seconds. That’s a touch longer than a BMW 5 Series. Whereas the Tesla Model S is rated up to 373 miles, the Taycan is only rated in the low 200-mile range. UK prices and on-sale dates have yet to be confirmed, but the rear-wheel-drive Taycan should cost well under £80,000 and is likely to arrive in this country later in 2020 or in early 2021. Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assistance, Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, Limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles, Electrical components covered for 8 years or 100,000 miles. Beyond their engines, the design of the Taycan 4S is broadly similar to Porsche’s existing electric cars. The Taycan’s interior is as innovative as the car itself. Buyers also get the option of a second dashboard touchscreen for the front-seat passenger, allowing them to interact with the car without distracting the driver. newsletter, Taycan Turbo and Turbo S that were announced last month, Driving the Taycan, Porsche’s first electric car. EPA-rated range on a full charge: 203 miles, Dual motors with all-wheel drive (Taycan Turbo) That’s compared to 412 km for the Turbo and 450 km for the Turbo S, meaning the Performance Battery Plus model of the Taycan 4S has the highest range of any Porsche EV. To make the most of that range, you'll probably want Porsche's Intelligent Range Manager, a piece of software that adjusts the climate control and max speed when the remaining battery range is barely sufficient to reach a programmed destination. London The company is taking preorders for the Taycan 4S starting today, and it plans to release the car in Europe in January 2020 and in the US at some point in the spring. Porsche touts that almost all physical buttons have been replaced by touch control. 18-way adaptive sport seats Physical improvements include the addition of a raising and lowering function for the car's air-suspension system, allowing the Taycan to negotiation large speed bumps or steep ramps without fear of damaging the underside. Expected Price ₹ 1 - 1.25 Crore. Copyright © Dennis Publishing Limited 2020. Contrasting finishes for the seat centres and the stitching are now possible, while equipment has been upgraded with an optional colour head-up display, while the entry-level 4S now gets heated front seats as standard. 774 lb-ft of torque Despite the substantial power differences, both Porsche Taycan Turbo variants top out at 161mph. The Porsche Taycan has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $103,800, plus a destination charge of $1,350. The EPA hasn’t released numbers yet on the base 4S. Unfortunately, Porsche does not support Android Auto integration. 472 lb-ft of torque As we mentioned, the Taycan is a tech powerhouse, featuring a trio of standard digital displays, including a curved-glass instrument panel.