The 2021 Porsche Taycan lineup consists of two models, excluding the Turbo models, which we review separately. The big news is the addition of a new entry-level model, which brings the MSRP down to around $80,000. That’s a more palatable starting price than last year’s $103,800.
The base Taycan’s specification nearly matches that of the 4S. You get 19-inch alloys, partial leather seats, eight-way power-adjustment for the front seats, dual-zone climate control, a total of three color screens, two of which are of the touchscreen variety, cruise control, park assist front and rear, and a ten-speaker sound system.
The default battery on both is a 79.2 kWh unit, but Porsche gives you the option of upgrading to a 93.4 kWh battery. It costs around $5,500 on both models. The entry-level model is rear-wheel-drive only, riding on a traditional steel spring suspension. It has an electric motor on the rear axle, coupled to a two-speed transmission. The 4S adds a front electric motor and single-speed transmission up front, as well as adaptive air suspension.