The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is A 751bhp EV Tech-Fest

Porsche has at last revealed all about its first-ever production electric vehicle, and it's predictably very fast
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is A 751bhp EV Tech-Fest

Porsche’s first-ever electric car is fast. Really fast. Try your best to act surprised.

How fast? Well, the range-topping ‘Turbo S’ version (no, we’re not big fans of the name either) churns out 751bhp in its overboost mode, making 0-62mph possible in 2.8 seconds.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is A 751bhp EV Tech-Fest

The Turbo model isn’t far behind with a face-rearranging 616bhp overboost output, seeing the 0-62mph sprint dealt with after just 3.2 seconds. Both cars top out at 161mph.

The Turbo has the edge in terms of range - it can cover up to 279 miles according to the WLTP cycle. The Turbo S meanwhile is good for 257 miles. When it’s time to recharge, drivers can make use of the first production car to have an 800-volt electrical system, rather than the usual 400.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is A 751bhp EV Tech-Fest

This means if you can find a 270kW charger, you can come away with another 62 miles of range in just over five minutes. Leave it plugged in a little longer, and an 80 per cent charge (from five per cent) is finished in 22 minutes.

The powertrain is made up of a 93.4kWh battery back and two electric motors - one for each axle. They’re the most power-dense motors available, and the one at the rear is aided by a two-speed gearbox. This ensures the Taycan’s bonkers acceleration capabilities don’t hamper long-range efficiency too much.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is A 751bhp EV Tech-Fest

The Taycan is fitted with some particularly vast brake rotors, but Porsche reckons you won’t need to use them that much - tests show the electric motors will perform around 90 per cent of braking during everyday usage. The company is also boasting the energy recuperation potential from its motors is “significantly higher than that of competitors” at 265kW.

Three-chamber air suspension is fitted as standard, with Porsche Active Suspension Management keeping a close eye on damper operation. There’s also an electromechanical roll stabilisation system, which will keep the Taycan’s bulk in check.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is A 751bhp EV Tech-Fest

Much like the exterior, the interior is instantly recognisable as the work of Porsche, but with a healthy dash of futuristic stuff. As revealed recently, the Taycan’s cabin is stuffed full of screens, with a rounded 16.8-inch display replacing the traditional instrument cluster. It’s joined by a 10.9-inch infotainment screen, and optionally, another just beside it for the passenger.

An 8.4-inch haptic feedback touch panel under the infotainment is used for the climate functions, with a 5.9-inch screen sitting in front of the rear passengers on cars specced with four-zone climate control. Yep, that’s five screens in total.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is A 751bhp EV Tech-Fest

Both the Tacyan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S are available to order now, priced at £115,858 and £138,826 before options and not including government grants. Bundled in the price is a three-year access pass to the Ionity charging network. Customer cars will be landing on the roads from January next year.


Matthew Henderson

That’s all fine and dandy… but… what about, and just hear me out, an estate?

09/04/2019 - 14:46 |
40 | 2

Taycan Sport Turismo would be great

09/04/2019 - 15:14 |
42 | 0

There is the Taycan Cross already in development, don’t know the exact release date but we’ll likely see it next year.

09/04/2019 - 15:48 |
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RWB Dude

*Porsche names their new EV sports car “Turbo S”

Literally Everyone: Wait that’s illegal

Don’t get me wrong this is great

09/04/2019 - 14:51 |
76 | 0

It’s correct, because they’re charged too!

09/05/2019 - 08:49 |
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🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

Looks great. Not a massive fan of the wheels, but I’m 100% sure Porsche is also going to offer more conservatively styled wheels.

09/04/2019 - 15:00 |
2 | 0

The body colour aspect is a bit odd. Some sort of satin metal finish would look better.

09/04/2019 - 16:01 |
2 | 0
Myron Tang

That’s it, I’m calling the Turbo models “ Taycan T” and “Taycan TS”

09/04/2019 - 15:23 |
16 | 2

Great idea!

09/05/2019 - 07:17 |
0 | 0

Reminds me of McDonalds lol

09/06/2019 - 12:56 |
0 | 0

Tesla fanboys

09/04/2019 - 15:30 |
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09/05/2019 - 00:05 |
10 | 14

Tesla owners: Hmm, my Model S is boring and thats a Porsche, i’ll just get that

09/06/2019 - 07:15 |
2 | 0

I’m more interested in the charging system…if that went mainstream it would revolutionise the EV market

09/04/2019 - 16:29 |
2 | 0

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Well, those chargers are available. But you’d only need those approx. 1,8% of the time because you’ll charge at your destination rather than stop to charge.

09/06/2019 - 11:19 |
0 | 0

Feels good to see an entirely new creation by porsche that’s not an SUV

09/04/2019 - 16:52 |
14 | 0

Finally a good looking EV!

09/04/2019 - 17:29 |
12 | 2

Why don’t they just go ahead and put “16v DOHC Fuel Injection” decals on it already

09/04/2019 - 18:19 |
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09/04/2019 - 18:23 |
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adding a picture didn’t work…

09/04/2019 - 18:25 |
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