There are three Porsche Taycan trims, and although various Turbo-badged sedan and wagon-shaped Sport Turismo trim levels are also available, we review them separately. The range opens with the base Taycan, which has a single motor and RWD drivetrain configuration producing up to 402 hp/254 lb-ft. Next is the dual-motor AWD Taycan 4S with up to 522 hp/472 lb-ft. The range is capped by the GTS, which produces up to 509 hp/626 lb-ft. These figures are all quoted in Overboost mode, which adds about 80 hp to the basic figures. Porsche Taycan specs vary according to battery size, with lower outputs when fitted with the 79.2-kWh battery and more power with the 93.4-kW battery (optional on the base cars and standard on the GTS). Power is transferred by a two-speed automatic transmission.
The base Taycan's standard specifications include 19-inch alloys, automatic LED headlights, and adaptive dampers. It also comes with dual-zone climate control, heated and 8-way power-adjustable front seats, partial leather upholstery, a leather sports steering wheel, a 16.8-inch curved digital gauge cluster, a 10.9-inch touchscreen, and an 8.4-inch auxiliary and HVAC touchscreen. There's a 10-speaker audio system, embedded online navigation, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a wireless charging pad as well. Moving up through the range, more standard features are added, such as keyless entry, adaptive headlights, adaptive air suspension, 20-inch wheels, and sports front seats. The GTS trim also receives rear-axle torque vectoring and sports suspension. Options include the Sport Chrono package (standard on the GTS) and standalone items such as heated rear seats, ventilated or massaging front seats, a fixed panoramic roof, a host of exterior styling enhancements, and lots more.
Standard safety equipment includes forward-collision alert with automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, a rear-view camera, road sign recognition, and parking sensors on both front and rear. Options include a head-up display, surround-view camera, night vision, and adaptive cruise control.