Exclusive preview of the 2020 Porsche Taycan with What Car?

Join us on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 December in Canning Town, London, for a hands-on viewing of the first electric Porsche...

Porsche Taycan
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Kris Culmer
3 Dec 2019 14:15

"A brilliant piece of engineering, the Porsche Taycan sets the benchmark for electric car handling and interior quality." That's what we said after our first drive of the first ever electric Porsche – a luxurious, unbelievably quick and futuristically styled saloon that will take on the Tesla Model S.

Due in showrooms at the start of next year, the Taycan uses twice the normal voltage of an electric car, giving it faster charging and better acceleration. Indeed, the Taycan is the first car to be capable of 350kW charging (as opposed to 200kW for the Model S), so a 5-80% top-up can take just 20 minutes, and it can sprint from 0-62mph in as little as 3.2sec.

Porsche Taycan

In addition, despite being a bit of a Porker in more ways than one, the Taycan has the lowest centre of gravity of any modern Porsche, giving it fantastic, sports car-like handling.  Who'd want a 911, eh?

But it's about far more than just performance, because it also manages a really plush ride and is surprisingly spacious inside, with enough head and leg room in the back for two 6ft-tall adults. Up front is a low-slung, supportive driving position and three (four, if you pay extra) clear, responsive screens. It goes without saying that the quality of the materials and construction is superb – class-leading, in fact.

Porsche Taycan

If you like the sound of the Taycan, or are on the fence about switching to an electric car, come along to our exclusive preview event from 4-7pm in Canning Town, East London, on Wednesday 11 December. You'll be able to get hands-on with the car and discuss it – any questions welcome – with a team of experts from Porsche. To participate, please email the following information to readertestteam@haynet.com

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