Debuting four years ago as the Mission E concept, Porsche has today revealed its first fully-electric production car, the Taycan. The numbers do not disappoint.
Set to lead the EV charge amongst legacy automakers and become the first serious rival to Tesla’s stronghold on the high-end electric car market, the debut took place simultaneously in Canada, China, and Germany.
As promised in our article about the Taycan’s interior two weeks ago, we are now able to share the juicy details about its performance, charging, and other specs.
So without further ado, here’s what you need to know about Porsche Taycan.
Porsche is going big with the Taycan by offering its top two trim levels at launch. Customers will be able to choose between the Turbo and Turbo S variants that tap in to the Taycan’s performance capabilities.
Porsche claims that the Taycan has a drag coefficient rating of 0.22-0.25, the lowest Porsche has achieved in one of their cars. To put that into perspective, the Panamera has a drag coefficient rating of 0.28, the 911 Turbo has a rating of 0.31 and a Tesla Model S has a rating of 0.24
The Taycan measures in at 4,963 mm long (195.4 inches), 1,966 mm wide (77.4 inches), and is 1,378 mm tall (54.3 inches). It has a wheelbase of 2,900 mm (114.1 inches) and weighs 2,323 kg. (5,121 lbs.).
It has a lower height and centre of gravity compared to the Panamera. In fact, its centre of gravity is similar to a 911.