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If you're looking for a car that delivers breathtaking acceleration, precise handling, and aggressive styling, Porsche Taycan 2020 is all you need.
The sleek sports sedan is Porsche's first electric car, and there's some interesting engineering under the skin, too. Taycan uses an 800-volt electrical system and a two-speed transmission, which makes it really fast.
The Turbo S ripped to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds, making it the fastest EV-only car and one of the quickest cars in history.
The new Porsche is the new real acceleration and range rating challenger to the Tesla Model S. There are plenty of real-world testings showing that Tesla Model S. has a tiny advantage over a Taycan Turbo S model and access to a sprawling network of fast-charging stations.
However, every car savvy knows that Porsche's first priority is performance above all else, with interior space as a secondary concern.
What's New for 2020?
The Porsche Taycan is all-new for 2020. The Porsche's Turbo and Turbo S models are well-known for being the most expensive, most powerful, and best-performing configurations. The same goes for the Taycan. On the other side, the 4S can brag with a better driving range, without compromising the speed that much.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
All configurations of the Taycan including, the Taycan 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S, are all-wheel drive. Driving them, you'll feel the peak outputs of 522 horsepower (4S with base battery), 563 horsepower (4s with bigger battery), 670 horsepower (Turbo), and 750 (Turbo S) only last for short bursts of 2.5 seconds at a time.
If you're wondering why that moment lasts only for that short period of time, it's because, after that, all models reduce the output slightly to protect the drivetrain from the heat that was generated.
The 4S's figures should be slightly higher. However, in a 75-mph highway test that we conducted, a Taycan Turbo S nearly matched a Model S Performance, so we expect real-world performance to be much closer than the ratings suggest.
The suggested range ratings for the Taycan models (around 200 miles) are well under what the real-world tests conducted. The 75-mph highway tests show that Taycan Turbo S nearly matched a Model S Performance (326 miles).
If you want to improve the range, even more, you'll probably want Porsche's Intelligent Range Manager, which is a piece of software that adjusts the climate control and max speed when the remaining battery range is barely sufficient to reach a programmed destination.
What's new, the Taycan is the first electric car to be built on an 800 bold electrical architecture. The design allows Taycan to offer more powerful 270-kilowatt charging that can charge the battery from five to 80 per cent in 22 minutes.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The Porsche 4S prices start at $105,150, with the turbo model coming in at $152,250. The Turbo S is the top of the range and will set you back $186,35.