Four years after Porsche showed us the originalthe 2020 Taycan is finally here, even before its public debut at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt. The new electric vehicle from Porsche follows numerous teasers, ( ) and the construction of a to build the first company battery electric vehicle , Numerous tests enabled him to achieve on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring for a four-door electric car. We even drove a prototype . More importantly for buyers is likely that there is finally which gives it the great luxury electric sedan sleep. Whether will be able to solve Tesla's stranglehold on the segment remains to be seen, but handsome looks, gonzo performance, and a technically-laden cabin seem to enable the Taycan to do so when it comes later in the year in the trade.
Slim, slippery and sturdy.
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to the production Taycan. The bent stance of the exterior, the low sloping front end, the pronounced fenders, the flush door handles and the continuous rear light bar . Four-point LED daytime running lights are also included. The Taycan will be launched with turbo fairing on 20-inch wheels and a Turbo S specification, which comes standard with carbon fiber fairing and 21
Taycan Turbo has the lowest air resistance of all Vehicles in the current Porsche series. A complete underbody paneling also contributes to the slippery aerodynamics. The Taycan Turbo S cuts with a drag coefficient of 0.25 slightly less efficiently through the air.
At its heart, theconsists of a mixture of steel and aluminum, which are connected to a variety of elements by various welding methods, screws, rivets and adhesives. Occupant safety is enhanced by hot-forming steel for the body pillars, the side roof frame and the seat cross member as well as boron steel for the bulkhead cross member. All this increases occupant safety.
For performance reasons, the shock absorber bearings, axle bearings, and rear side members are die-cast or forged aluminum, while all body panels, with the exception of the front and rear bumpers, are also made of aluminum to shave weight. In total, 37% of the Taycan are made of aluminum.
The Taycan uses a new battery-electric powertrain that consists of a permanent-magnet synchronous motor on each axle and imbues thewith all-wheel drive. At the front, the power is transmitted to the wheels via a single-speed gearbox. Rear is powered by a two-speed gearbox with a short first gear for maximum acceleration and a long second gear for maximum speed and efficiency. Power is supplied by a 93.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, which at the same time represents a structural chassis component and keeps the center of gravity low.
The results are impressive: The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo delivers 670 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque. Porsche estimates that thanks to a 2.5-second
The crucial range depends on how strong the Taycan is driven and in which mode it is driven, two-wheel drive that decouples the rear axle. On the other hand, the most performance-oriented Sport Plus offers maximum power for all four wheels. A US-specified EPA range estimate is not yet available, but the Porsche's own WLTP-based test estimates the range for the turbo to be 279 miles and for the Turbo S to 256 miles. As with all other WLTP-to-EPA conversions, there is no exact conversion method, but the US numbers are likely to be slightly below these preliminary estimates.
Porsche developedspecifically for the Taycan. According to Porsche, juicing the battery from 5% to 80% charge in ideal situations takes just 22.5 minutes. A DC quick charger offers a power of 270 kW. depend on weather conditions and infrastructure, but Porsche has taken steps to solve both problems.
To reducein both hot and cold temperatures, the battery can be thermally preconditioned with a charge planner. The owners only have to set a departure time in the planner, and the car heats or cools the battery automatically to achieve optimal charging times.
In the solution ofPorsche has partnered with which currently has 268 charging stations in the US. Another 160 are under construction. By the end of 2020, 600 high-performance charging stations are to be in operation on motorways. Every Taycan sold in the US will be charged for three years free for Electrify America locations.
In addition, alland a will help locate other charging stations that contain information such as state of charge and connector types and number of open plugs ,
At home, where Porsche anticipates 80% to 90% of the charging process, the company offers a charging station and a mobile charger that connects to a 9.6 kW plug and refreshes the Taycan in 11 hours. Since an electric vehicle is the largest power-consuming part of a house's power grid, Porsche has also developed an energy manager that can be built into a house's circuit breaker. It is able to manage the power flow of a home, optimize costs, use solar energy and provide power failure protection by reducing the car's charge when other home appliances such as refrigerators or dryers are turned on and the maximum power threshold of the circuit breaker exceed.  Porsche handling
Performance is nothing without control, and the Taycan has it for sure, as evidenced by the aforementioned. To improve the reflexes of the over 5,000-pound vehicle contributes to the stiffest chassis on which a Porsche production vehicle has been built so far. This is an over-wide track with a lower center of gravity than a air suspension, fully variable four-wheel drive system, torque vectoring rear axle differential, and faster traction control reflexes. To further enhance this, the Turbo S will be fitted as standard with rear-wheel steering, which is optional on Turbo models.
To improve the speed, the Turbo uses 10-piston calipers that push down on 16.3-inch front brake discs and four-piston disc clamps with 14.3-inch rear brake discs. The Turbo S is equipped with slightly larger 16.5-inch carbon ceramic discs in the front and 16.1-inch discs in the rear. As a battery-electric vehicle, the Taycan has a brake energy recovery when lifting the pedal in various modes, from off for pure coasting to full throttle, which Porsche covers 90% of all stop events and reduces brake wear.
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Inspired byhas a sleek design with a 16.8 inch digital instrument cluster and four modes that occupy the highest point on the dashboard. Cabin trim options include standard leather and timbers, but also sustainable options such as naturally tanned leather and even faux leather for customers who want a cowhide environment. All Taycans] comes with a glass roof that provides 100% UV protection, thanks to a combination of dark glass, hue and low-e coating to keep things bright and airy inside. Speaking of air, climate control is completely digital, so you can even control the direction of the vents through a touch panel control panel. Two modes are pre-programmed for direct and indirect airflow, while an individual setting allows fine tuning of the ventilation settings as desired. A two-zone climate system is standard, but a four-zone setup is available that allows rear passengers to control their half via a 5.9-inch screen.
Taycan introduces a new infotainment system with a 10.9-inch screen Center touchscreen provides navigation with real-time traffic, voice commands, Apple CarPlay and. For music playback, Bose and Burmester audio systems are available to play back studio-quality Apple Digital Masters files from a library of more than 50 million titles. Another interesting infotainment bug from Taycan is the availability of an additional 10.9-inch touchscreen for passengers. The $ 1,100 option allows passengers to search for music and enter destinations or waypoints independently of the center screen.
TheTurbo and Turbo S will arrive at dealers later this year. Prices start at $ 150,900 for the Turbo and $ 185,000 for the Turbo S if you book a car now. Both numbers do not include $ 1,350 for the destination. If the car officially starts, the starting price for the turbo increases to 153,310 US dollars and for the Turbo S to 187,610 US dollars.
While the Porsche executives are not yet confirmed whether less powerful versions of the Taycan sedan are in the pipeline, no one has yet This fact was completely denied. Judging by the numerous repetitions of every other Porsche model in production, it is certain that more Taycan models are on the way. What we know, however is a production car based on theand will appear in Showrooms .