The Porsche Taycan has received numerous enhancements. The lineup, featuring the Taycan sports sedan and the Taycan Cross Turismo with an optional off-road package, come with 4 powertrain options for each variant, including rear- and all-wheel drive configurations.
During the development process, Porsche’s engineers and test drivers covered over 3.6 million kilometres worldwide in camouflaged test cars, continuously refining the first all-electric sports car from Porsche. With almost 150,000 units produced to-date, the Taycan has become a benchmark in the EV segment, with significant market presence in markets such as USA, UK, Germany, and China.
Enhanced Performance: The updated Taycan models offer significantly improved acceleration compared to their predecessors. With the new push-to-pass function in the Sport Chrono package, there is up to 70 kW of additional power available for 10 seconds at the touch of a button. The increased acceleration rates are mainly the result of higher system output. For instance, the base Taycan delivers 60 kW more than before, while in the Taycan Turbo S, it’s an additional 140 kW using Launch Control. This increases the system output of the top model to 700 kW (952 PS).
Extended Range: Owing to various refinements, the updated Taycan achieves gets an additional 35% (or 175 km) more range than before. Depending on the body and powertrain variant, this could mean an increase in driving range of up to 678 km (WLTP). The new Taycan also charges faster. At 800-volt DC charging stations, it can be charged at up to 320 kW, 50 kW more than before. The fast-charging window of the new performance battery has also been significantly expanded, which allows for charging capacities of more than 300 kW to be sustained for up to 5 minutes, even at low temperatures.
The updated Taycan takes just 18 minutes to get from 10% to 80% despite its larger battery capacity, compared to the preceding model’s 37 minutes. The Performance Battery Plus now has a gross capacity of 105 kWh, increased from 93 kWh. The battery provides energy to an advanced powertrain with a new rear-axle motor with up to 80 kW more power. The improved powertrain also uses a modified pulse inverter, revised thermal management, Porsche Intelligent Range Manager (PIRM), next-generation heat pump and a modified recuperation and all-wheel-drive strategy for improved efficiency and driving dynamics.
The maximum recuperation capacity during deceleration from high speeds has also increased by more than 30% from 290 kW to up to 400 kW. All variants now come standard with aerodynamically optimised wheels and reduced-rolling-resistance tyres. Furthermore, new 21″ wheels and tyres were specially developed for this purpose.
Advanced Features: The refreshed Taycan comes with adaptive air suspension as standard, providing an optimal balance between driving comfort and dynamic performance. Moreover, the new Porsche Active Ride suspension can be ordered as an option for the all-wheel drive versions.
The Porsche Active Ride suspension enhances stability and agility, keeping the body level at all times and ensuring an assuring connection to the road. Other enhancements include advanced driver assistance systems, integrated Apple CarPlay functionality, and an intuitive control and display concept. The new In-Car Video function also enables video streaming on the central display and the passenger display.
Redefined Design: Featuring new front- and rear-end styling, including redesigned flatter headlights and tail lights, the Taycan boasts a clean, purist design language accentuated by distinctive design elements. The updated exterior styling, combined with accent colors such as Turbonite, enhances visual appeal of the Turbo and Turbo S models, further distinguishing them from other variants.
The new headlights feature high-resolution HD matrix technology with detailed optics and display the brand’s signature 4-point graphics at night. Meanwhile, the Porsche logo in the rear light strip features a three-dimensional, glass-look design.
“We ushered in the new era of e-mobility with the Taycan at the end of 2019. It immediately proved to be a game changer and innovative pioneer in the e-vehicle segment,” said head of the model line, Kevin Giek. “We are now continuing this success story with the extensively updated Taycan. The model line has reached new heights in terms of performance, with exceptional driving dynamics and driving pleasure. At the same time, we were able to significantly improve efficiency, range, day-to-day usability and comfort.”