We now know how much power the base and mid-range Taycans will produce.
Porsche is preparing to unveil its first-ever fully electric car in September: the Taycan. While we still haven't seen the production model, Porsche has already confirmed some of the juicy specifications for its future Tesla rival. A dual electric motor setup will produce a combined output of over 592 horsepower, enabling the Taycan to accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and 0-124 mph in less than 12 seconds.
These specs apply to the range-topping Turbo model, but what about other models in the Taycan range? Car Magazine was recently treated to a ride in the Taycan at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed this month and managed to find out some new details about the electric sedan.
According to the publication, the base model Taycan will be equipped with an 80 kWh battery pack and will be powered by a choice of 322-hp or 376-hp electric motors sending power to the rear wheels. The next model up in the range reportedly badged as the 'Taycan Carrera 4S', will be equipped with a larger 96 kWh battery pack and offer 429 hp or 483 hp guises. All-wheel drive will also come as standard.
As for pricing, the entry-level models are expected to start at around $90,000 while the mid-range models should cost just under $100,000. The range-topping Taycan Turbo, on the other hand, is expected to start at around $149,000. With its larger battery, the Taycan Turbo will deliver up to 320 miles of range.
Porsche is also promising charging times twice as fast as Tesla, as the Taycan will be able to charge up to 80 percent in just 15 minutes. The electric Porsche Taycan will make its world debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show in September, but an online reveal could happen before then.
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