From the first revealing of its first electric “mission” in 2015 to finally giving it a name, Porsche’s first-ever electric car is finally here, well, almost. Porsche has taken the wrap of the 2020 Porsche Taycan ahead of its world premiere ahead of Frankfurt Motor show. Now that it is officially official, there’s just way too many things to take in. But not to worry, we are going you bore you with words. We will be quick. So here goes…

2020 Porsche Taycan Electric Vehicle

There are two models: Porsche Taycan Turbo and Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Wait, what? “Turbo”? In an electric vehicle? Well, the “turbo” here is only a figure of speech. It is use to convey power and also distinguish between the standard and the high-performance variant. For a moment, I was half anticipating some kind of ground breaking tech. Alas, there aren’t any as far as electric drive goes.

Forget about the marketing mambo jambo. Here’s a rundown of the specifications of both models:

 Porsche Taycan Turbo SPorsche Taycan Turbo
Peak power (Overboost power)460 kW (560 kW)460 kW (500 kW)
Peak torque1,050 Nm (744.4 lb-ft)850 Nm (626.9 lb-ft)
Top speed260 km/h (161.6 mph)260 km/h (161.6 mph)
Max charging power270 kW270 kW
Unladen weight2,295 kilograms (5,059.6 lbs)2,305 kilograms (5,081.7 lbs)
Combined consumption26.9 kWh/100 km (62 miles)26.0 kWh/100 km (62 miles)
CO2 emissions0 g/km0 g/km
All-electric rangeup to 412 kilometers (257.9 miles)up to 450 kilometers (279.6 miles)
PERFORMANCE
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)2.8 seconds3.2 seconds
0-160 km/h (0-99 mph)6.3 seconds6.9 seconds
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph)9.8 seconds10.6 seconds
Cd (drag coefficient)from 0.25from 0.22
Regenerative brakingYESYES

Key features:
• Two electric motors (one on front axle and one on the rear axle), all-wheel drive
• 800-volt system voltage technology
• 93.4 kWh “Performance Battery Plus”
• 5-minute direct current (DC) charging at 270 kW for 100 kilometers (62 miles) range
• 5-80 percent at 270 kW takes just 22.5 minutes
• Also supports up to 11 kW of alternating current (AC) charging, 0-100 percent in 9 hours
• Two-speed transmission (on rear axle)
• Two permanently excited synchronous machines
• Adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology, including:
• Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damper control
• Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) electromechanical roll stabilization system
• Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)
• 4+1 drive modes (Range, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus, plus an Individual mode)
• Central, 10.9-inch infotainment display
• Touch operation and voice control function (just say “Hey Porsche”) with minimal buttons
• Leather-free interior made of innovative recycled materials
• Two luggage compartments with a total 447 L (118 gallon) capacity

2020 Porsche Taycan Electric Vehicle

The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S are expected to arrive at dealers later this year. Prices start price of $150,900 and $185,000 for the Turbo and Turbo S, respectively, BUT ONLY if you reserve the car now.

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When the car is officially available, the starting sticker for the Turbo will be $153,310 while the Turbo S will set you back at $187,610. Now that Mission E has accomplished its mission by becoming materializing, we will be waiting for the Mission E Cross Turismo to become a reality too. We heard it will be end as soon as 2020.

All images courtesy of Porsche AG.

Published by Mike chua

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