The Internals

Porsche Taycan 4S Side
The Taycan 4S packs a 79 kwh battery, and the Turbo S packs a 93 kwh battery

The Taycan is based on the new J1 platform developed by Porsche. The car has dual motors, each of the permanent magnet type, and has all-wheel drive. The vehicle has power sent to the front wheels through a single-speed gearbox, and power sent to the rear wheels through a two-speed gearbox to improve peak acceleration. The car combines the power of these motors to give a total output of over 750 PS. Such a number is quite crazy, especially when considering it silently whirrs its way onto achieving that. That is if you don’t drop 500 dollars on an electric car noise track.

The Taycan 4S comes with a 79.2 kWh battery. It can sprint 0-100 km/hr in 3.8 seconds. The decked out version, the Taycan Turbo S does the same in just 2.6 seconds. What is questionable is the EPA estimated 325 kms range for the Taycan Turbo. Porsche has hired a private testing agency and claims 442 kms of range. For reference, the most expensive Model S (P100D) has a range of 507 kms and costs far less than the Porsche. We will have to wait till Porsche clears the air on this one.