With its purist design, the Taycan signals the beginning of a new era. At the same time, it retains the unmistakable Porsche design DNA.
Designed by Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche, the new Tayca model lines up alongside the Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S, and features rear-wheel drive and is available with two sizes of battery.
The Taycan includes, right from the start, the new features introduced in the other versions at the model year changeover.
For instance, the Plug & Charge function enables convenient charging and payments without the need for cards or an app: as soon as the charging cable is plugged in, the Taycan establishes encrypted communication with the Plug & Charge-compatible charging station. The charging process then starts automatically. Payments are also processed automatically.
The Taycan accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, whichever battery is specified. Its top speed is also 230 km/h in both configurations, while its maximum charging capacity is up to 225 kW (Performance Battery) or up to 270 kW (Performance Battery Plus). This means that both batteries can be charged from five to 80 per cent SoC in 22.5 minutes and that power for a further 100 kilometres is achieved after only five minutes.
“The Taycan is absolutely unique in terms of its proportions,” states Mauer. From the front, the electric sports car looks particularly low and wide, with highly contoured wings. Its silhouette is shaped by its sporty roofline sloping down to the rear, while its highly-sculpted side sections are also characteristic.
The sleek cabin, the strikingly drawn-in C-pillars, and the pronounced shoulders of its wings result in a sharply emphasised rear, typical of the brand. These features are complemented by innovative elements such as the glass-look lettering for the Porsche logo in the rear light bar.
Distinguishing features of the Taycan within its model family include aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan Aero wheels and black anodised brake callipers. The front apron, side sills and rear diffuser in black are the same as those on the Taycan 4S. LED headlights are fitted as standard.
The cockpit of the Taycan signalled the start of a new era in 2019 with its clear structure and completely new architecture.
The free-standing curved instrument cluster forms the highest point on the dashboard.
This places a clear focus on the driver axis. Other elements include a central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional display for the front passenger.
As standard, the Taycan comes with a partial leather interior as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electrical adjustment. The car features two luggage compartments: 84 litres at the front, and up to 407 litres at the rear.
The Taycan is also the first Porsche model available with an entirely leather-free interior. Interiors made from innovative recycled materials underscore the sustainable concept of the electric sports car.
Designers: Porsche Automobil Holding SE
Manufacturer: Porsche Automobil Holding SE