The 2020 Porsche Taycan is launching, and its raising the bar for electric sports cars. Aside from the brand, two things are sticking out about Porsche’s forray into the EV market: two-speed transmission and an 800-volt electrical system. The two speed transmission is the pure performance element that is going to keep the Taycan at the forefront of electric sports cars.
All other electric vehicles currently have a single speed transmission. The Porsche Taycan’s two speed transmission at the rear axle is set up for improved acceleration and range. In short: it will be quicker with improved highway range.
The all-electric 2020 Porsche Taycan has the sexy sleek body style that sports car lovers will rejoice in. Some of the design highlights include: air curtains, four-point LED headlights, automatically extending door handles, optional panoramic fixed glass roof, a multifunction sport steering wheel, advanced climate control, and 12.9 cu feet of trunk storage, with a smaller trunk. Sleek tech in the cockpit is abound with an 8.4 inch center console control panel, a 10.9 in central display, and 16.8 in curved driver-focused display.
This all-wheel drive system powered by the permanent magnet synchronous motors can be adjusted for dynamics and efficiency on the road. The quiet motors meet road standards with a gentle purr you can listen to on the Porsche website.
2020 Porsche Taycan Notable Performance Components include:
- 800 volt Performance Battery
- Permanent magnet synchronous machine
- Porsche Recuperation Management
The Turbo and Turbo S will be the only models available for the 2020 launch. More versions to come in the future, but in the meantime, the turbo options are about to launch:
- Turbo: $152,250
- 0-60 in 3.0 s
- overboost power with launch control up to 500 kW
- Turbo S: $186,350
- 0-60 in 2.6 s
- overboost power with launch control up to 560 kW
OK so if you’re a German automobile fan and want to go green, the all-electric 2020 Porsche Taycan is going to be your vehicle of choice for sometime until other German auto-manufactures release their notable flagship all-electric models.