Porsche unveils final production version of ‘Taycan’ all-electric car
German automaker Porsche officially unveiled the final production version its first all-electric car -- the ‘Taycan’ -- on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The Taycan unveiling comes nearly four years after the introduction of the vehicle’s ‘Mission E’ concept version.
At the unveiling event, Porsche introduced two high-performance variants of the Taycan --- the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S. The automaker has revealed that the cost of the 670 horsepower Turbo variant will start at around $151,000, while the 751 horsepower Turbo S pricing will begin at nearly $185,000. The deliveries of the Turbo and the Turbo S will commence by the end of 2019.
Porsche also said that other lower-cost and low-power variants of the Taycan will be launched later this year. In addition, the automaker will also offer an electric crossover SUV -- the Taycan Cross Turismo -- from late 2020.
In officially unveiling the high-performance Taycan versions, Porsche has revealed the features and key specifications of the forthcoming all-electric car. According to the details shared by Porsche, the Taycan specifications include a 93.4 kWh battery pack, two electric motors capable of producing up to 617 horsepower, 265 kW regenerative braking capacity, two-speed transmission, up to 450 km driving range (WLTP), and top track speed of 260 km/h.
The Taycan will have 270 kW peak charge rate, and 2.8 seconds 0-100 km/h acceleration. The electric car will have five driving modes --- Sport, Sport Plus, Normal, Individual, and Range.