Porsche Taycan 500kW Turbo 93kWh 4dr Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP£115,915
Review

If you're looking for all the usual electric car benefits but want real driving pleasure, the Porsche Taycan is the car for you. It's even reasonably practical and wonderfully classy inside. It's hugely expensive, though, and if you want to do long journeys on a regular basis, the Tesla Model S is a a better bet.

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This adds 270kW charging, metallic paint, heated front and rear seats, extended leather trim, adaptive Matrix LED headlights, 14-way powered front seats (18-way adaptive sports seats are a no-cost option) and a 14-speaker Bose stereo.

This is the Turbo model. Normally it has 617bhp but, for short bursts, it can produce up to 671bhp. We timed it on a damp track getting from 0-60mph in 3.1sec and going on to reach 100mph in just 6.9sec – quicker than a Tesla Model S Dual Motor Performance managed in the same conditions. It will also do a WLTP range of 280 miles (bank on 200-odd in the real world) and can charge at up to 270kW, which would take the battery from 10-80% in around 20mins.


Key information

Doors4
Seats4
0-62 MPH3.2 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

366

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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