Porsche, the popular manufacturer of luxury cars, has unveiled the Porsche Taycan, its first all-electric car.
The unveiling is coming after years of name changes, concepts, teases, and soft shots. However, on Wednesday, the German automaker revealed the production version of the Taycan electric sports car.
Originally dubbed the Mission E, the Porsche Taycan will be produced as two variants; the Taycan Turbo, and the Taycan Turbo S. Both of these vehicles run at $150,900 and $185,000 respectively. They will both be all-wheel-drive machines, and they can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in three seconds or less.
In addition to that, there will be other versions of the Porsche Taycan, such as the less powerful rear-wheel-drive versions or the Cross Turismo crossover. While Porsche didn’t share an EPA estimated range for the vehicle, the high-end versions are expected to travel close to 300 miles on a full charge.
The initial versions of the Taycan will make use of a dual-electric motor setup, which will provide up to 616 horsepower. The Turbo will make 670 horsepower in a launch control mode, while the Turbo S can get 750 horsepower. So, the Turcan Turbo will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds, while the Turbo S does so in 2.6 seconds.
Both of the Turbo Taycan vehicles get their energy from a 93kWh battery pack that weighs about 1,400 pounds. They also mark the entry of Porsche into the crowded electric vehicle market
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