Porsche has launched its first fully-electric sports car with a huge, impressive, continent-straddling event, as only Porsche can do. They claim the new models are – and we quote – ‘among the most powerful production models that the sports car manufacturer currently has in its product range.’ And who are we to argue?
Beaming in simultaneously to its three most important markets – North America, China and Europe – the manufacturer treated audiences to views of the all-wheel drive Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo. These are the first new EVs off the production line and they will be followed by less powerful versions. The Taycan Cross Turismo will be launched in late 2022, by which time Porsche says it will have invested more than six billion euros in electromobility.
So, what else does Porsche say about these new EVs?
It claims that the Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts instead of the usual 400, meaning it can be recharged in just over five minutes. So that knocks the ‘can’t be bothered to wait for the car to charge up’ problem for six.
What else do you want? To go far and to go fast?
Well, Porsche reckons that the Turbo S can go up to 412 kilometres, and the Turbo up to 450 kilometres. Far enough?
And both models is 260 km/h, which we reckon is 161.5 mph. Fast enough for you?
So there they are. The new Porsche EVs. What do you reckon?