The same Taycan that got into the Guinness World Records for the .! Well not the exact Taycan that got into the books but it’s the same variant. A rear-wheel drive (driftable) Porsche Taycan. This is also their 4th and latest variant of the EV sedan, now joining the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S. Though being the entry-level variant, it features two sizes of battery which features either a 321hp Performance Battery or the 374hp Performance Battery Plus.
Despite those numbers, when the overboost mode is engaged with the launch control, it is capable of achieving up to 402hp and 469hp respectively. Although being the latest member in the whole Porsche line-up, the new Taycan will receive the latest features offered in the higher variants. Optional equipment includes a colour head-up display and an on-board charger with a charging capacity of up to 22 kW.
A Surge of Electricity.
A single-deck Performance Battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard. The two-deck Performance Battery Plus is available as an option. Its gross capacity is 93.4 kWh. Range, in accordance with WLTP, is up to 431 or up to 484 kilometres respectively.
The Taycan accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, whichever battery is specified. A top speed of 230 km/h in both configurations, while its maximum charging capacity is up to 225 kW (Performance Battery) or up to 270 kW (Performance Battery Plus). This means that both batteries can be charged from five to 80 per cent SoC in 22.5 minutes and that power for a further 100 kilometres is achieved after only five minutes.
The drive architecture also includes a two-speed transmission. Just as with its siblings in the model range, its highlights include intelligent charging management as well as exemplary aerodynamics.
Unmistakably a Porsche.
The sleek cabin, the strikingly drawn-in C-pillars, and the pronounced shoulders of its wings result in a sharply emphasised rear, typical of the brand. These features are complemented by innovative elements such as the glass-look lettering for the Porsche logo in the rear light bar. Distinguishing features of the Taycan within its model family include aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan Aero wheels and black anodised brake callipers.
The Taycan is also the first Porsche model available with an entirely leather-free interior. Interiors made from innovative recycled materials underscore the sustainable concept of the electric sports car.
Stopping in time.
The Taycan is equipped as standard with six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes at the front and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed-calliper brakes at the rear. The internally vented brake discs are 360 mm diameter at the front and 358 mm at the rear. The brake callipers have a black anodised finish.
A further option is the high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB). Its discs have a diameter of 410 mm and 365 mm front and rear.
A Step Into The Future.
Prices (inclusive of sales tax) of the first rear-wheel drive Taycan starts from RM605,000, applicable up until 30 June 2021, and will be available at our Porsche Centres from March 2021 onwards.
For more information on the new Taycan model range, contact any Porsche Centre to find out more
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