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The Porsche Taycan means the leap into the new electric paradigm by the Sttutgart brand. One hundred and twenty-two years after the firm built its first electric vehicle, called Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton or P1, Porsche retakes power to take the lead in the new electric era that is predicted for the automotive industry Thanks to this Taycan that is not only the first electric of the brand, but also the first sports car of the Volkswagen Group , which begins a multi-offensive offensive, as they plan to present their ID, a model that many know as the New "Electric Golf".
Two first versions of up to 450 km. of autonomy
The first versions of this electrifying car will be the Turbo and Turbo S , always in four doors and four seats and with an elegant and very attractive design. While the first generates up to a maximum of 6 80 horsepower (500 kW) thanks to its overboost function, which achieves an acceleration of 3.2 seconds at 0-100 km / h, the second version extends its power up to the 761 horses (560 kW) setting at one hundred km / h from standstill in just 2.8 seconds.
This is achieved thanks to a power train with two engines, one per axle, which make it one of its most powerful production models. The maximum speed of both are 260 km / h while their autonomies in the WLTP cycle are 450 and 412 kilometers . Prices will be 155,648 and 189,528 respectively.
The Taycan is thus placed in the premium level in which Porsche moves, a level that accompanies exceptional quality of materials and manufacturing as we could see in the presentation of the model. But also to dynamic and driving capabilities that are expected to be well above the main commercial rival that, for now, can be the Tesla Model S , whose prices start at about 83,000 euros. In addition to these versions, Porsche announces a first somewhat raised body variant, called Cross Tourism, which will arrive at the end of next year. Even a familiar version similar to the Panamera and even a simpler sedan version without all-wheel drive are rumored.
The Taycan has already proved in Nüburgring to be the fastest production electric (back in 7'42 '')
The differences go beyond technical characteristics such as being the first mass-produced electric sports car that will feature marches. Instead of developing a single gear throughout the revolution counter, Porsche has implemented a system with two speeds that allow it to accelerate with devilish power from standstill while maintaining high power and yet better autonomy at high speeds. The Taycan has already proved in Nüburgring to be the fastest production electric (return in 7 min. 42 sec.) While being running 24 hours nonstop on the Nardó track.
The refined chassis based on electronic systems already known but adjusted for this electric, is supported by technical aspects such as an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.22 and 0.25 for these versions that is exceptional.
The Taycan was presented at a triple event both in Berlin, at an airfield located in the immediate vicinity of the largest solar park in Europe, in Toronto next to the Niagara Falls known for its hydraulic generation and finally on the island of Pingyan in China , near one of the wind farms in the world.
In its development Porsche has invested one billion euros. It is true that this figure includes the construction of a new facility in Zuffenhausen, one of the most advanced in the world that, for example, makes Taycan CO2 neutral , that is, in its production the emissions are minimal and compensated for example, with two cogeneration plants that work with biogas.
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