Alex on Autos gets hands-on with the new Taycan.
For years, Tesla had the high-performance, fun to drive electric car market all to itself. As other automakers jump on the bandwagon, however, the company may want to watch its back. That’s particularly true with Porsche’s first foray into the electric market: the all-new Taycan. Alex Dykes from Alex on Autos headed out to Denmark on special assignment for TFLcar to get hands-on with the first electric Porsche. It’s the newest Porsche around, and may well be one of the most exciting new car launches of 2019.
Before getting into the nitty-gritty of what the 2020 Porsche Taycan is all about, here are the numbers. According to Porsche, it will do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. It will charge all the way up to a speed over 160 mph. Finally, the Turbo S version has up to 750 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque.
Apart from the power and torque specs, the 2020 Porsche Taycan has a staggering array of technology on board. There are no less than five separate screens, including the instrument cluster, two infotainment displays, one display for the front climate controls, and one display for the rear controls. Porsche integrated Apple Music into the Taycan’s infotainment system, and it does support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As far as the practical elements are concerned, the Porsche Taycan does suffer in terms of rear headroom and cargo space. It is a traditional sedan rather than a liftback, so trunk space is limited to 12.9 cubic feet. That’s below the 26.3 cubic feet you can find in the Tesla Model S.
From Porsche’s official reveal, we learned that the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo will start at $153,310 when it goes on sale. From there, you can step up to the $185,000 Turbo S. This makes the Taycan one of the most expensive Porsches around. To see more on what it has to offer, stay tuned to TFLcar.com!