September 4 can’t come soon enough.
Next week, on September 4, Porsche will unveil its first-ever fully electric car: the Taycan. It's easily one of the most anticipated new model debuts of the year and will mark a new era for the German sports-car manufacturer. And while we already know some of its specifications, Autocar has published an early review revealing some juicy new tidbits on the forthcoming electric sedan.
According to the publication, the two range-topping Taycan models will be called the Turbo and the Turbo S, despite neither model having an internal-combustion engine, much less an actual turbocharger.
Both have batteries rated above 90kWh and standard power outputs "substantially in excess" of 600 horsepower. The range-topping S variant will boast ceramic brakes, a stiffer setup, standard four-wheel steering and 21-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance tires. Both models will also have an overboost function lasting 2.5 seconds. With this activated, the S will produce a combine output of "well over" 700 horsepower and over 750 lb-ft of torque.
Unsurprisingly, the batteries have made the Taycan weigh around 2.25 tonnes. But despite its heft, the electric sedan is "blindingly quick" according to Autocar.
The Mission E concept could hit 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds, so the Taycan Turbo S could potentially do the same sprint in under three seconds with overboost activated. Porsche has already confirmed the Taycan will accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and 0-124 mph in less than 12 seconds, but hasn't said which variant this applies to.
Aesthetically, the Taycan will be inspired by the Mission E concept, while the interior will be inspired by the original 911's cockpit but with a modern twist. Porsche recently gave us a tour of the Taycan's high-tech cabin, which incorporates a fully digital instrument cluster with a curved 16.8-inch screen, a 10.9-inch infotainment system and, for the first time in a production car, Apple Music streaming integration.