The Porsche Taycan is here!
Updated: Nov 27, 2019
Some might wonder if a Porsche without a combustion engine could still be a Porsche, but Oliver Blume, president of the company, has no doubts. The Porsche Taycan, he says, "is without a doubt a real Porsche."
The first 100% electric car of the German manufacturer arrives to fight in an increasingly interesting sector, and it does so with a new prodigy of design and engineering that promises a range of 280 Miles, a power of up to 761 hp and a maximum speed of 161Miles / h.
The first electric sports car with Porsche's soul
We have been waiting for Porsche Taycan for a long time. We do it from that prototype called Mission E that was talked about already in 2015, and finally, we have before us the result of so much work: the Porsche Taycan is already a reality.
The first 100% electric car from Porsche did not want to leave anything in the inkwell. Its creators presume that it is the first serial vehicle with a system voltage of 800 V instead of the traditional 400 V of electric cars (375 in Tesla Model S and X, for example).
That mission and that opportunity that the world of electric power poses many challenges to Porsche, and Oliver Blume emphasized the importance of the charger infrastructure that will make both the Porsche and other competitors achieve that successful transition to the electric car.
Many are the details of a car that now begins its journey and of which we already knew, for example, its interior, in which everything is digital - highlights the 16.8-inch curved screen - and in which the manufacturer even gives the option of having leather-free upholstery.
A very Porsche design, this is an electric although it may not look like it
The Porsche Taycan lines do not hide that we are contemplating a full-fledged Porsche also in its outward appearance: there are no costumes or deceptions, and although the profile is clearly recognizable with other models of the brand, there are unique hallmarks.
One of them, of course, is in the charging socket, which is located next to the left front wheel. The car has a length of 4.96 meters, a wheelbase of 2.9 m and a height of only 1.38 meters thanks in large part to that use of an electric motor and batteries that allow you to play with that part of the dimensions.
On the front, we have an active aerodynamic system under the headlights that allows the braking system to cool. The tires are up to 21 inches in the top-of-the-range model, while in the rear we return to have classic family elements but equally remarkable.
As for the cargo spaces, we will have two: the trunk of the rear has a capacity of 366 liters, while in the front we will have another space of 81 liters. The Taycan, by the way, can accommodate four seats.
An electric Porsche to start a new era
Porsche's first electric car is certainly ambitious in its bet. It has a 93.4 kWh battery that is capable of offering a range of 450 km according to the WLTP cycle.
The 800 V voltage will allow Porsche to charge 80% of the battery in just 15 minutes, which will offer about 400 km of autonomy and will, therefore, make long trips feasible if the charging infrastructure - key, as always - accompanies.
The manufacturer will offer three years of free and unlimited access to a network of more than 200,000 charging points worldwide and expects to have 400 ultra-fast charging points ready in Europe by 2020. For those who load it at home, the figures change quite, of course: the full recharge connected to a domestic 11 kW plug will take 9 hours.
The electric motor of the Porsche Taycan - there are actually two, one for each axis - will be able to offer a brutal acceleration: from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.8 seconds, in addition to achieving maximum speeds of 260 km / h thanks to that torque of up to 1,050 NM and 761 hp in the most ambitious model, the Taycan Turbo S.
The first samples of what we can expect from him came recently: he managed to roll in the famous Nürburgring circuit in a time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds.