Luxury all-electric sports cars are steadily gaining popularity. Gone are the days of a fully-trimmed V8 engine with plenty of horses to boot roaring through the highway. These days, it’s all about the electric motor and what it can do to both the environment and the car. Porsche is the latest brand to jump onto the bandwagon with the Porsche Taycan, the marque’s first-ever all-electric sports car.
This comes after Mercedes-Benz introduces its EQC 400 SUV, which also features an electric motor at the helm. As for the Porsche Taycan, it is modelled after the Porsche Mission E concept car that was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Porsche has kept it all under wraps until now as the Taycan will look very much similar to the Mission E concept.
It comes complete with a futuristic look while bringing the classic Porsche proportions into play. Much like Tesla, the Porsche Taycan will feature a lithium-ion battery pack at the base of the car. The battery will also come in two options with the standard 80kWh and 96kWh pack. If you’re looking for more range and power, best to go with the latter.
Porsche also aims to include an 800-volt fast-charging station. This will grant you 400km on just a single 15-minute charge, which is much faster compared to what Tesla is currently offering to its range of cars.
Its performance isn’t too shabby either. The Porsche Taycan offers 605hp all from its two permanent-magnet synchronous motors at each axle. It’s also capable of hitting 0-100kph in 3.5 seconds and 0-200kph in under 12 seconds, which is impressive considering its all-electrical motors. Four-wheel steering as well as torque vectoring will be included into the Porsche Taycan for all your speed demon needs.
The Porsche Taycan will also follow in a similar stead to its fellow sports cars as there will be many different variants. Much like the popular Porsche 911 series, there’s always more than just one. Porsche also ensures that this will be the first of many all-electric sports cars to come in the future. (All images: Porsche)