Electrified Porsche performance has arrived at Porsche Centre Calgary. February marks the official launch of the Taycan in Canada and you can now discover the first fully electric vehicle from Porsche. The Taycan has been widely acclaimed and heralded the world over since it launched last September.
Offered in three versions with three levels of performance, the Taycan is designed to electrify your commute with the impressive accelerations and agile handling expected from a Porsche but pushed to the limit of what our minds can imagine, wrapped in a refined and comfortable package.
Porsche has taken a different approach to developing and engineering its electric vehicle. They made a great car worthy of the Porsche crest that happens to be electric. The car had to be great first, and its electric powertrain couldn’t be its main attribute. Porsche also extracted the most from a propulsion system that offers plenty of advantages from a performance standpoint, but certainly its share of challenges as well.
The Porsche Taycan is available in 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S trims.
Porsche Taycan 4S
The Porsche Taycan 4S starts at $119,400 and features two electric motors that generate 490 horsepower. An overboost feature pushes the power up to 571 horsepower. Torque is rated at 480 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain gets its energy from a 79.2-kWh battery although buyers will also be able to opt for the larger 93.4-kWh battery pack from the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S. Range is rated at 407 kilometres with the Taycan 4S’ entry-level battery. It will reach 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds.
Porsche Taycan Turbo
The Porsche Taycan Turbo is rated at 616 horsepower and starts at $173,900. It offers 450 kilometres of range on the WLPT circuit while North American EPA testing arrived at 322 kilometres of range. Reaching 100 km/h takes only 3.2 seconds.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Starting at $213,900, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is the top trim in the Taycan lineup. It offers up to 750 horsepower and can reach 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. That makes it one of the fastest cars available on the market today, and it could even be the fastest.
Regardless of which Porsche model you opt for, you will get 3 years worth of charging on the Volkswagen-owned Electrify Canada charging network free of charge.
"The Taycan links our heritage to the future. It carries forward the success story of our brand – a brand that has fascinated and thrilled people the world over for more than 70 years," said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, who opened the world premiere in Berlin: "This day marks the start of a new era."
The Porsche Taycan is indeed the next step in Porsche evolution, although it seems to have retained what makes a Porsche a Porsche despite its futuristic technology.
Date Posted: February 10, 2020