Porsche has presented the Taycan, the first all-electric sports car of the brand. The car can be recharged extremely quickly thanks to a system voltage that is twice as high.

The Taycan has a system voltage of 800 volts instead of the usual 400. This makes it possible to charge 100 kilometers of range in a five-minute DC fast charger. The car can handle a load of 270 kW, which in theory makes the Taycan 80 percent full in 22.5 minutes.

The new Taycan has a battery pack of 93.4 kWh in the bottom, which brings the car more than 400 kilometers away. The Taycan Turbo reaches 450 kilometers according to Porsche, while the more powerful and faster Taycan Turbo S theoretically reaches 412 kilometers.

The Taycan Turbo achieves 450 kilometers according to Porsche. (Photo: Porsche)

In less than 3 counts to 100 kilometers per hour

The Turbo S version has an overboost capacity of 761 hp, which accelerates the car to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.8 seconds. The Turbo version has 680 hp and sprint in 3.2 seconds to 100 kilometers per hour. The top speed in both cases is 260 kilometers per hour.

That makes the Porsche just not fast enough to beat the Tesla Model S Performance, which runs 261 kilometers per hour. The acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour goes in 2.6 seconds.

Thanks to the lack of an internal combustion engine, luggage space is available in the Porsche front and rear. The front seats 81 liters, while the rear seats 366 liters. The Taycan is powered by two electric motors: one on the front axle and one on the rear axle. This gives the car four-wheel drive. The chassis is equipped with air suspension and adaptive dampers, among other things.

The new Taycan is making its public debut at the car exhibition in Frankfurt, which will open its doors on 12 September. The car can be ordered immediately and comes to the Netherlands in January. The Taycan Turbo costs at least 157,100 euros, the Turbo S 191,000 euros.

The Taycan is powered by two electric motors: one on the front axle and one on the rear axle. (Photo: Porsche)

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