The global reveal of the Porsche Taycan on Septembre 4th in Niagara Falls, Ontario brought journalists from all over the globe to one of the world’s most recognized landmarks to witness the future of one of the world’s brightest automakers.
The all-new and fully electric Porsche Taycan is everything we expected it to be and hoped it would… And then some. The Taycan will bring Porsche into the full EV segment, but already the new Porsche EV stands up as a benchmark for every automaker wishing to electrify its lineup. The Taycan took years to develop, has a new and cutting-edge production facility in Zuffenhausen that will revolutionize the way cars are built, and it will transform how electric performance is perceived. It is a game changer, but it changes the game in a very Porsche way with an emphasis on quality first and uncompromising quality.
As Porsche has always done in the past with its electrified vehicles like the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, the company’s engineers built a great car first and foremost. A car that would work even if it didn’t happen to have one of the most powerful electric powertrains ever designed.
The new Porsche Taycan will be offered in two versions for now in Canada, the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. The term Turbo can be confusing as electric motors obviously don’t have turbocharged engines, but Porsche was quick to remind the industry that Turbo is not just a reference to the powertrain, it is a model designation attached to the best iterations of various lineups. The Taycan Turbo and Turbo S are the best of the Taycan family with more versions set to follow in the coming months.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo will start at $173,900 while the Taycan Turbo S starts at $213,500. The Porsche Taycan Turbo will feature a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with 616 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque which will get it to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. Launch control pushes power up to 670 hp. The Taycan’s range is rated at 280 miles, or 450 kilometres on the WLPT testing cycle. North American range numbers haven’t been announced yet.
The Taycan Turbo S will have slightly less range, but should still provide over 400 kilometres of traveling range. Power is still 616 hp, but launch control boosts power up to 750 while torque is rated at 774 pound-feet. The Taycan Turbo S will reach 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds.
Both high-performance electric vehicles will offer 366 litres of cargo capacity in the rear trunk with the front trunk adding 81 litres.
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Date Posted: September 4, 2019