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Porsche Taycan

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Product Overview

Taycan is the first fully-electric vehicle by Porsche. It is also the first production electric vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts instead of 400. This makes fast charging using DC significantly faster.
Another innovation is the two-speed transmission installed on the rear axle: the first gear gives Taycan even more acceleration from standing still while the second gear enhances efficiency at high speeds.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 94%
Pros
  • Great performance
  • Up to 424km electric range
  • Excellent 0.22 drag coefficient
  • Good handling
  • Great design
Cons
  • Reliability concerns

What external reviewers found

External score 91%
Pros
  • Brilliant performance
  • Excellent range
  • Terrific handling
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Lack of boot space
  • Lacklustre ride quality
  • Not as practical as its predecessor
  • Not as fun to drive as a 911
  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • No rear-wheel-drive option

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Specifications

Variants shown:
Taycan 4S Performance
Taycan 4S Performance Plus
Taycan GTS Performance Plus
Taycan Performance
Taycan Performance Plus
Taycan Turbo
Taycan Turbo S

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External Reviews

autocar[1]

Reviewer score 95% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autocar have found:
No car in my experience has ever managed this amount of mass so well. The suspension takes big chunks of Panamera componentry but the actual three-chamber struts are unique to the Taycan. The car rides eerily well but is so deftly damped in Sport and Sport Plus that with that steering and devastating acceleration.
Pros
  • Incredible acceleration
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • No automatic gearbox
  • Not the most fun to drive

autoexpress[2]

Reviewer score 95% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
Porsche has drawn a line in the sand with the Taycan. Its electric car takes the fight to the Tesla Model S and gives the Americans a bloody nose. The entry-level 4S is as remarkable as its more powerful Turbo and Turbo S stablemates, especially if you opt for the 93.4kWh battery from the more expensive models.
Pros
  • Impressive electric range
  • Punchy, fun to drive
  • Impressive range
Cons
  • Slightly heavier than its predecessor
  • Not as practical as its predecessor

carmagazine[3]

Reviewer score 93% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carmagazine have found:
Porsche Taycan 4S is an astonishing level of performance, but it’s also an astonishingly accessible and intuitive one. Even equipped with 20-inch wheels the ride is sublime, retaining a degree of supple compliance even in Sport Plus mode. The 800-volt architecture both boosts efficiency and makes for fast charging, if you get to the right kind of charger. Stripping away the more ferocious aspects of the Taycan reveals a gloriously comfortable yet still amazingly rapid GT.
Pros
  • Ridiculously fast
  • Impressive range
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Expensive for what you get

carwow[4]

Reviewer score 97% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carwow have found:
The Porsche Taycan is an electric car designed to turn volts into outright velocity. Its curvy bonnet, subtle air intakes and sleek sloping roofline look like a cross between the 911 and the Panamera. The rear-driven entry-level car can still manage that sprint in a respectable 5.4 seconds, though it doesn't feel as quick behind the wheel as that figure suggests. There are also a bunch of high-tech electrical systems designed to make the Taycan one of the most fun-to-drive electric cars around.
Pros
  • Elegant looks
  • Fun to drive
  • Lots of tech
Cons
  • Batteries aren’t as big as rivals
  • Lack of boot space

cnet[5]

Reviewer score 86% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from cnet have found:
Porsche will offer the Taycan 4S in two different flavors when it launches next year. The base 4S will use a single-layer, 79.2-kilowatt-hour battery mated to a pair of electric motors. There are multiple vehicle modes on offer, but I could take 'em or leave 'em.
Pros
  • Fun to drive in a straight line
  • Punchy on-road performance
Cons
  • Spongy brakes
  • No regenerative braking

digitaltrends[6]

Reviewer score 90% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found:
It's nimbler than its size and weight would lead you to believe. The regenerative braking system is extremely powerful. While its brakes have a huge amount of bite, I'd welcome the ability to one-pedal drive it on back roads. In the United States, the Taycan comes standard with three years of unlimited 30-minute fast-charging sessions.
Pros
  • Powerful engines
  • Powerful regenerative braking system
  • Excellent range
Cons
  • No one-pedal driving
  • No electric-only option

References

  1. ^ Porsche Taycan 2020 review. [autocar].
  2. ^ Porsche Taycan review. [autoexpress].
  3. ^ Porsche Taycan review: 4S and RWD EV driven. [carmagazine].
  4. ^ Porsche Taycan Review. [carwow].
  5. ^ 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S first drive review: Electric feel. [cnet].
  6. ^ 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S first drive: Always on. [digitaltrends].

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