Porsche has unveiled the first major update for its all-electric sports car, the Taycan, which boasts of improved performance, range, and charging capabilities.
Taycan – Most Powerful Porsche?
The new Taycan is now the most powerful and fastest-accelerating road car ever produced by the German automaker, surpassing the 918 Spyder hypercar.
The updated Taycan comes in four powertrain options, with rear- and all-wheel drive variants, and three body styles – the sports sedan, the Cross Turismo with an off-road package, and the Sport Turismo with a practical design. All models feature subtle design tweaks, more extensive standard equipment, and the latest generation of the Porsche Driver Experience with an enhanced display and control system.
The highlight of the new Taycan is the increased system output, which results from a new rear axle motor that produces up to 109 hp more than before, depending on the model. All motors are lighter and have revised internals for better efficiency and more power.
The top-spec Taycan Turbo S now delivers 952 hp when using launch control, up from 761 hp of the previous model. This allows it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds, down from 2.8 seconds. The base rear-wheel drive model also sees a significant improvement, reaching 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, down from 5.1 seconds. The new Taycan also features a new battery with improved cell chemistry, which increases the gross capacity for the larger Performance Battery Plus from 93.4 kWh to 105 kWh. The base models get their battery upgraded to 89 kWh, up from 79.2 kWh. This translates to a higher range of up to 678 km, an increase of 175 km or 35%.
The new Taycan also has a wider fast-charging window, which reduces the time to charge from 10 to 80 percent to as little as 18 minutes, down from 37 minutes. The energy regeneration capabilities under braking have also been enhanced, reaching up to 400 kW, up 30 percent from before.
The new Taycan is expected to arrive at Porsche Centres from the spring of 2024. The sports car manufacturer has already produced almost 150,000 units of the Taycan since its launch in 2019. The most important individual markets for the Taycan are currently the US, the UK, Germany and China. The new Taycan will also make its way to India.