Porsche Taycan 390kW 4S 79kWh 4dr Auto [5 Seat] Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP£84,421
Review

If you're looking for a brilliant electric car that offers real driving pleasure, the Porsche Taycan is the one for you. On top of its amazing handling, it's also wonderfully classy inside and reasonably practical, too. On the negative side, the Audi e-tron GT is almost as good to drive but cheaper and better equipped, while the Tesla Model S has a much better official range.

This is our favourite trim and it comes with 19in wheels, two-zone climate control, a heat pump to condition the battery for maximum range, heated front seats, a partial-leather interior, keyless start (not keyless entry), front and rear parking sensors, three touchscreens, Apple CarPlay, sat-nav, cruise control, eight-way electric front seats and LED headlights, wireless phone charging, four USB-C ports and a 10-speaker stereo. We recommend adding the 93kWh Performance Battery Plus option that gives you a longer range and a 270kW charging capability.

This is the entry-level 4S, with 523bhp. That's still enough to deliver an eye-watering performance of 0-62mph in just 4.0sec along with a WLTP battery range of 254 miles. Add the Performance Battery Plus package and you get a 93kWh battery, more power (563bhp) and faster charging (up from 225kW to 270kW).


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH4 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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