Porsche Unveils First All-Electric Sports Car: the Taycan
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Porsche reached a new milestone with the unveiling of the Taycan. For the first time in the company's history, the Porsche production vehicle portfolio consists of an all-electric car.
Two variants are available of the model: the Turbo and the Turbo S. The more powerful option, the latter, can generate 750 hp, which propels the car from a standstill to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and upwards to a top speed of 161 mph. The model without the sport designation can make the same sprint in 3.0 seconds.
Naturally, the Taycan comes equipped with the company's latest infotainment and safety tech including a Porsche-brand personal voice assistant which can help drivers control their music, the temperature, and navigation tools all by voice. Thus far, the EV has an estimated 256 miles of range -- a number subject to change once testing is complete.
The Porsche Taycan is available for pre-order and has a starting price of $150,000. Already, over 20,000 pre-orders have been made.