Porsche has launched a new entry-level Taycan electric sports car. Badged simply as “Taycan”, the model is offered with two battery options.
The nominal output for the standard Performance Battery is 322hp, while drivers who specify the optional Performance Battery Plus will get 375hp.
An overboost mode with Launch Control will see the models delivering temporary peaks of 402hp and 469hp respectively.
The single-deck Performance Battery has a gross capacity of 79.2kWh, while the two-deck Performance Battery Plus has a gross capacity of 93.4kWh. Top speed is 230km/h in both configurations.
Maximum charging capacity is up to 225kW with the Performance Battery or up to 270kW with the Performance Battery Plus. Both batteries can be charged from 5% to 80% capacity in just 22.5 minutes.
The electric motor at the rear is the same size as that fitted on the Taycan 4S. The entry-level Taycan also retains the two-speed transmission found in the rest of the range.
The batteries give the Porsche Taycan a Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure tested range of 431km, or 484km respectively. The century sprint time from Porsche is simply stated as 5.4 seconds for the Taycan, whatever battery is specified.
The new Plug & Charge function is also now standard on the Porsche Taycan, allowing it to be charged as soon as the charging cable is plugged in, without the need for cards or an app.
Instead, encrypted communication will facilitate payment at any Plug & Charge-compatible charging station.
Distinguishing features of the Porsche Taycan within the range include aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan Aero wheels and black anodised brake calipers.
The front apron, side sills and rear diffuser are finished in black as on the Taycan 4S, and LED headlights are fitted as standard.
Also standard for the Porsche Taycan are a partial leather interior, as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electrical adjustment. The car has two luggage compartments: 84 litres in front and up to 407 litres in the rear.
Standard six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes at the front and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes at the rear provide stopping power in the Porsche Taycan.
The internally vented brake discs are 360mm diameter at the front and 358mm at the rear.