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The Porsche Taycan: Sports Car Performance Meets Electric Sustainability

Sports cars and electric cars are now not mutually exclusive. The proof – the Porsche Taycan, an electric sports car combining sustainable concepts with sporting performance.

Porsche is known for producing some of the best sports cars. So, when they set their sights on creating an electric, sports hybrid model the motoring world was eagerly waiting. The creation? The Porsche Taycan – an E-Performance machine that’s revolutionising the future of sustainable sports motoring.

The Design

You only need to look at the Porsche 911 to know the German car manufacturer designs breath-taking car engineering. This electric model is no different – wonderfully reflecting the future yet, unmistakably Porsche – flowing curves and a smooth silhouette.

As with most electric cars, the style is sculpted around aerodynamics. Porsche have created air curtains that sweep around the signature four-point LED lights improving airflow over the car and wheels. The roof is based on Porsches motorsport knowledge and on the side, pop-out door handles and aerodynamic alloy wheels reduce drag.

Around the rear, the Porsche Taycan boasts an active aerodynamics system that deploys the three-stage spoiler at 90km/h, 160km/h and 200km/h to increase downforce. Just below the spoiler, the LED tail-light bar is designed to allow seamless airflow over the car.

All of this creates a streamlined machine with the distinctive Porsche styling we know and love.

The Technology

You can expect the latest in-car technology from the German luxury car manufacturer. Use the Porsche Taycan as a high speed search engine to stay connected to everything you need. Effortlessly search your destination, find local charging points or receive the latest traffic information on the two 10.9-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreens.

Everything is controlled from your smartphone by the Porsche Connect app featuring a range of innovative services including seamless integration of Apple Music and voice control. Choose to control the car with both touch and voice commands from the curved 16.8-inch digital instrument console in the centre.

The Porsche Taycan comes with a whole variety of assistant systems designed to make your journey simpler and safer. The lane change assistant covers your blind spot as you move between lanes and the night vision assist uses infrared cameras to highlight obstacles in the dark such as pedestrians and wildlife.

Other assistant technologies include comfort access – a keyless access system and an electric start button, attempting to make your key obsolete. Manual parking is made easier than ever thanks to the surround view 3D system giving you a full view of the car’s surroundings. The manoeuvring assist, exit warning and exit manurer warning will provide even more safety. If you prefer your car to park itself, the Porsche Taycan will oblige – its active parking support will take control of the car for you.

The Performance

As an electric car, you may be expecting a drop in performance. This is not the case with the Porsche Taycan. The car is built with a high-performance battery based on 800-volt technology instead of the standard 400 volts. This gives the high-end version, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, a power output of 560kW, taking it from 0-100km/h in 2.8s and to a top speed of 260km/h.

The Porsche Taycan has a battery performance upgrade available to increase speed, range and power output. Even the standard model Porsche Taycan however, is optimised for maximum power and a long range. It’ll get you from 0-100km/h in 5.4s and to a top speed of 230km/h, all with a range of 434km.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is also no slouch. The heavier, more spacious version with an enlarged rear luggage compartment and an off-road design package, will still reach 220230km/h and get to 100km/h in 5.1s.

So you may be wondering, how much is the Porsche Taycan? Well, there are two versions of this car, the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo, and both have turbo options. Starting from A$191,000 for the Taycan 4S, climbing to A$269,100 for the Taycan Turbo, and A$339,100 for the Turbo S. As with any luxury Porsche sports car your choice of the many upgrades will add to the cost.

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