Porsche´s Taycan Electric Car. It is this new electro Sportcar is all-new – we just hope it is so good like a Porsche of old.
They always felt a little nervous like they were working. The driver communicates with the car through vibrations in the pedals, in the seat and in the steering wheel. He sounds and the movement creates so much feeling. You feel a little more distant in the Taycan. The car is effortless. It floats easily through winding roads. it doesn’t really excite until you get to the edge of grip and performance. And there the computer sets a limit for fun.
This is the compromise for driving the most advanced car in the world.
Of course, things like the sound are different given the dismissal of the internal combustion engine. I happen to love the electronically amplified whirr from the dual permanent magnet synchronous electric motors.
Porsche´s Taycan Electric Car has equipped the Taycan with two powerful electric motors. A rare two-speed EV transmission mated to the rear motor, allowing for brisker acceleration and higher top speed. A 93.4-kWh battery built into the floor of the chassis. The 800-volt power system maintains consistent performance where other EVs start to flag after repeated high-speed driving. It speeds up charging too. The Taycan is capable of up to 270 kilowatts of DC fast charging. On my drive, I managed to get to 80 per cent charge in less than 20 minutes at one of the Ionity DC chargers distributed across Europe.
After an autobahn trip, I pulled back with just 1 per cent charge left the aggressive driving helps to charge. Increased temperatures also speed charging.
The Porsche Taycan moves with the thrust of an electric railgun, catching passengers and even drivers off guard with its seemingly unrestrained energy.
The shocking as the launch can be, the more powerful Turbo S variant will reach 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds.
The smooth highway offers little to upset the suspension. By 120 mph, I can feel the slipstream pushing me down, with no audible turbulence. That’s a result of the 0.22 drag coefficient. The best result ever from Porsche, and more slippery than a Tesla Model 3. By 140 mph, just I’m expecting biblical-level wind noise and tire roar, the cabin’s vibe is surreal calm. At 160 mph, even the cars up ahead feel like they’re somehow already behind me.
Still, the Taycan Turbo S, with its outrageous 750 horsepower and 774 pound-feet of torque, remains ready to do more. (over boosted from the standard Turbo’s 616).