By Damon Mitchell • 27 November 2019 • 19:00
One step beyond: Leather-free interior option.
PORSCHE has launched its first ever all-electric emissions-free, super-fast sports model offering typical Porsche performance with everyday usability.
The new flagship battery-powered Porsche Taycan Turbo S four-door sports saloon is the first of a family of electric vehicles from the German car-maker and marks a ‘new era’ for the brand.
The first models in the new series, the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo are at the cutting edge of Porsche E-Performance and are among the most powerful production models currently in its product range.
The flagship Turbo S version of the Taycan can generate up to 560 kW (761 PS; Taycan Turbo S: combined power consumption 26.9 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 0 g/km) overboost power in combination with Launch Control, and the Taycan Turbo up to 500 kW (680 PS; Taycan Turbo: combined power consumption 26.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 0 g/km). The Taycan Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo completes this sprint in 3.2 seconds. The Turbo S has a range of up to 412 kilometres, and the Turbo a range of up to 450 kilometres. The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 260 km/h.
With its clean, puristic design, the Taycan signals the beginning of a new era but retains the unmistakable Porsche design DNA. Featuring innovative elements such as the glass-effect logo integrated into the light bar at the rear. The cockpit is of a completely new architecture with a freestanding, curved instrument cluster forming the highest point on the dashboard. A central,10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display are combined to form an integrated glass band. The number of classic hardware controls such as switches and buttons has been greatly reduced. Instead, control is intelligent and intuitive, using touch operation or the voice control function. With the Taycan, Porsche offers an entirely leather-free interior for the first time. Interiors made from innovative recycled materials underscore the sustainable concept of the electric sports car.
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