The Porsche Taycan Turbo model features a substantial bump in power from the S starting at 616 horsepower in normal mode and up to 670 horsepower and 626-pound feet of torque in overboost mode. This according to Porsche will propel the Taycan Turbo 0-60 mph in just 2.6 seconds for up to 10 back to back launches before needing more juice. The Turbo S steps things up with a maximum overboost capability of 750 horsepower and 774-pound feet of torque propelling it to 60 mph from a stop in just 2.6 seconds.
Porsche equips the Taycan with two electric motors, one powering the front axle and one powering the rear axle. Unlike most manufacturers using AC induction motors Porsche has opted for liquid cooled permanently excited synchronous motors which are smaller, lighter and more efficient than the competition. The front wheels are driven by a compact planetary gearset while the rear wheels benefit from a 2-speed transmission that accomplishes a low gear for acceleration and a tall gear for reaching higher speeds.
A steering wheel-mounted drive mode dial gives Porsche Taycan drivers full control of one of four driving modes: Range, Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus.
Inside the Porsche Taycan comes nicely equipped with standard features like a curved 16.8-inch screen displaying critical data and drive mode, a 10.9-inch infotainment system, and an 8.4-inch display used to control multi-zone AC and drive input commands. The Taycan also boasts HID headlights, interior ambient lighting, LED daytime lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, 8-way heated power front seats, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and native Apple Carplay support that no longer requires pairing your phone to be use.
All Taycan models can be equipped with a premium package that includes: Park Assist that includes a 360-degree view, storage package, Lane Change Assist, LED-Matrix design headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, 14-way power seats with memory function, and a BOSE surround sound stereo system. Furthermore, the Performance package adds Rear Axle steering, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Support (PDCC Sport), Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Vectoring Plus, and Porsche Electric Sport Sound that pumps drivetrain noise into the cabin.
All Taycans come well equipped with standard safety features and a long list of options. Each vehicle comes standard with 8 airbags, Warn and Brake assist, lane keep assist, cruise control, park assist, and rollover detection for curtain airbags. Optional equipment includes adaptive cruise control, a night vision assist, side airbags, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and Porsches InnoDrive that slows down for upcoming curves when a destination is programmed into the navigation.