Two Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors are installed in the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S – one on each axle – and the 93.4 kWh performance battery plus is integrated deep into the underbody. The effect: superior driving dynamics and all-wheel drive that can be optimally adjusted to the fluctuation between efficiency and dynamics in the various driving modes.
The concept of the permanent magnet synchronous motor provides high power density, high continuous output and high efficiency in a compact design. A newly developed, automatically switching two-speed transmission on the rear axle ensures noticeably improved dynamics.
The interaction of the drive components produces impressive performance figures, both technically and emotionally: with up to 560kW (750 HP) overboost is activated with Launch Control, both machines accelerate the Taycan Turbo S from a standstill to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. And this can be repeatedly reproduced: consecutive acceleration is possible, up to a top track speed of 161 mph.
This is due to the performance battery, among other things, which is based on 800-volt technology instead of the usual 400 volts. The effect: improved charging and drive performance with smaller cable cross-sections, which has a positive impact on the overall weight.
The Taycan is fitted with the Porsche Active Aerodynamics system, consisting of an adaptive rear spoiler and adjustable cool air intakes, specifically for dynamic driving. Depending on the situation, the rear spoiler extends in three stages: at 56 mph, 99 mph, and 124 mph, it demonstrates where an electric vehicle becomes a sports car and a sports car becomes a Porsche.
Thanks to the Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB), your Taycan decelerates with optimized responsiveness. Or choose the extremely lightweight Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) – standard on the Taycan Turbo S. Our high performance brakes has its origins in motorsport and enables short braking distances in even the toughest conditions.
Picture shows: Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB)
Porsche Recuperation Management (PRM) works innovatively and can regenerate up to 90% of braking energy. This means, during active braking, recuperation is enabled first and the mechanical brake is only engaged when stronger braking is required – intelligently controlled by a braking system that is capable of blending. With an outstanding recuperation output of up to 265kW, energy can be fed back into the battery in the Taycan. Or to be more precise: during sporty, everyday driving, for example, you will achieve up to a third of your range exclusively from recuperation. With recuperation braking from 124 mph to 0, electrical energy can be recovered for a range of up to 2.5 miles.
Adaptive air suspension ensures a balance between comfort and performance, optimum aerodynamics and, last but not least, an improved drag coefficient: increased range with maximum performance. Rear-axle steering steers the rear wheels in the same or the opposite direction to the front wheels, depending on the speed. The roll stabilization of Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) also ensures sporty dynamics. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) enhances driving dynamics and stability. Depending on the steering angle and driving speed, accelerator pedal position, yaw rate and speed, it improves the steering behaviour and accuracy by precisely and agilely applying brake pressure to the left or right rear wheel.
Vertical air intakes ahead of the front wheels – so called Air Curtains – also improve the aerodynamics, by guiding incoming air over the wheels like a curtain, reducing turbulence.
Directly above these is the highlight of the front: four-point LED headlights with Matrix Design that combine all the light functions in a single component and appear to be floating.
The silhouette is characterized by a dynamic, flat flyline. Flush, automatically extending door handles open the vehicle interior with its deep, sporty seating position.
There are two roof options: the contoured variant made of lightweight aluminum with an indentation in the middle creates a shape that is known to us from motorsport. Alternatively, a panoramic fixed glass roof provides an open, airy feeling.
The rear design features a seamless light strip, as well as the 'Porsche' logo in glass look. Above this is the adaptive three stage rear spoiler, a fundamental component of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA).
In terms of charging time and range, the Taycan also demonstrates what makes a genuine Porsche. Because we believe that a sports car should be ready to set off at all times, we do our utmost to facilitate simple charging that is integrated into everyday life. Because the only thing you should think about is where to go next.
The ascending center console underlines the deep, sporty position of the driver's seat. This takes the form of a 14 or optionally 18-way adjustable seat with integrated headrests. Recesses in the design of the battery integrated into the underbody also ensure an adequate level of comfort for rear passengers.
The innovative Advanced Climate Control air conditioning (dual or optional four-zone) may not be visible, but is certainly noticeable: slat-free vents enable precise airflow and distribution.
The front trunk is great for smaller items like briefcases and bookbags. While the rear trunk offers 12.9 cu.ft. of storage space that can be flexibly expanded, thanks to the individually folding rear seat backrests.
Physical buttons have been almost entirely replaced by digital ones. Making the interior look extremely tidy. The same principle of tidiness also applies to the displays, of which there are up to four – intuitive, distraction-free and easy to use.
The arrangement is also driver-focused, as is typical of Porsche: the instrument cluster is the center of attention, consisting of a 16.8-inch curved display and surrounded by control panels with Direct Touch Control for selecting lighting and chassis functions.
Your central control unit for audio, navigation and communication: redesigned Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation. The PCM display on the 10.9-inch central display on the dashboard can be individually configured, allowing direct access to the most important functions.
Another digital element is located in the center console, namely the 8.4-inch center console control panel. This provides access to navigation, media, telephone, settings and Apple CarPlay® via a menu bar which can be disabled. The trunks and charging port doors can also be opened and closed from here. The charging display and battery charge status can also be viewed.
As part of intelligent Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control, the system increases the prediction horizon to up to 1.8 miles. With the aid of navigation data and information supplied by the radar and video sensors, it determines speed limits and topographical road features long before you reach them and modifies the speed and gearshift strategy to suit the selected driving mode.
Active Lane Keep, which uses longitudinal and lateral control to help keep the Taycan in lane and regulate the distance from vehicles in front, is also an integral part of this system – as is Traffic Jam Assist, which helps keep the vehicle in the middle of the lane on congested roads, for greater comfort on longer journeys.
Lane Change Assist indicates whether a vehicle is in your blind spot as you move to change lanes – extremely practical when driving on the motorway. And at night, Night Vision Assist uses an infrared camera to provide support – pedestrians and wildlife are displayed as thermal images and also highlighted in color.
Surround View ensures optimum care when parking and maneuvering using one hand. Making every inch in the Taycan a driving experience.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Power up to (kW) (Performance Battery)||320 kW|
|Power up to (kW) (Performance Battery Plus)||360 kW|
|Power up to (HP) (Performance Battery)||429 hp|
|Power up to (HP) (Performance Battery Plus)||482 hp|
|Overboost Power with Launch Control up to (kW) (Performance Battery)||390 kW|
|Overboost Power with Launch Control up to (kW) (Performance Battery Plus)||420 kW|
|Overboost Power with Launch Control up to (HP) (Performance Battery)||522 hp|
|Overboost Power with Launch Control up to (HP) (Performance Battery Plus)||562 hp|
|Max. torque with Launch Control (Performance Battery)||472 lb-ft|
|Max. torque with Launch Control (Performance Battery Plus)||479 lb-ft|
|Charging time for alternating current (AC) with 9.6kW (0 to up to 100%)||9.5 hrs|
|Charging time for direct current (DC) with 50kW (5 to up to 80%)||93.0 min|
|Charging time for direct current (DC) with maximum charging power (5 to up to 80%)||22.5 min|
|Top track speed||155 mph|
|0 - 60 mph with Launch Control||3.8 s|
|Width w/ mirrors folded||77.5 in|
|Front track||67.4 in|
|Rear track||66.7 in|
|Curb weight (Performance Battery)||4,771 lb|
|Curb weight (Performance Battery Plus)||4,947 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||6,349 lb|
|Maximum load (Performance Battery)||1,578 lb|
|Maximum load (Performance Battery Plus)||1,402 lb|
|Rear luggage compartment volume||14.3 ft³|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.|