Porsche Taycan is getting ready for delivery to its first private owners and the company is working hard to hype up the crowd for their upcoming EV.
- A month ago, Porsche Taycan made its first public debut at the 2019 New York City E-Prix
- Less than two weeks ago, Mate Rimac tested the Taycan and gave it excellent marks, noting he may buy it as his personal vehicle.
We finally have some driving footage. Just before the weekend, Jonny Smith from Fully Charged Show was invited to test drive the new Taycan at an old airstrip near Stuttgart.
After no less than 30 launches from 0 to 124 mph with Taycan’s launch control system, the presenter praised the vehicle for its reliability and repeatability – two intrinsic properties of Porsche.
As demonstrated by the presenter’s head firmly sticking to the headrest during launch, the Taycan is sufficiently fast.
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph happens in less than 3.5 seconds, officially, and closer to 3 seconds unofficially. A zero to 124 mph sprint takes less than 10 seconds.
These are very impressive figures, and although a Tesla Model S P100D is quicker off the line, the Taycan will go time after time after time – like a true Porsche. As long as you’ve got charge in the batteries, it will perform just like its petrol-powered siblings.
And speaking of charge, the battery pack supposedly holds 96 kWh of electricity, giving you a range of 300+ miles. It’s capable of recharging at 250 kW, which means 0-80% in 40 minutes give or take.
Johny Smith makes an educated guess this top tier model will cost around $150,000 – $160,000; with trimmed down versions coming later on.
Porsche is still withholding the majority of details, but they did confirm more than 20,000 people around the world have reserved their slot, paying a deposit of $2,800.
The first ones will be getting their vehicles by the end of the year and the official reveal will happen at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.
Source: Fully Charged Show