The history of Porsche dates back to 1948, where founder Ferdinand Porsche created the brand with just 200 workers. The first model, the Porsche 356, came out later that year. In 1952, Porsche released its most popular model, the 550 Spyder. The brand grew to the point where the 10,000th Porsche was burning gas by its 25th anniversary. Over time, the models have evolved with modern times with advanced safety features and fantastic technology. All of this happened while still maintaining the luxurious standards and high performance expected by Porsche owners.
Porche’s First Electric Car
Of all the models made by Porsche, we’re particularly interested in the Taycan. This is a huge deal for the brand for so many reasons. There’s no denying the appeal of the Taycan. An attractive and sleek high-performance electric car from one of the most adored auto companies on Earth? Yes, please! Where does the line start to get one? Meanwhile, the new Taycan will have three models: the 4S, the Taycan Turbo, and the Turbo S. No matter which model you choose, you get two electric motors, one for each axle, and a large 93.4 kWh battery pack in-between.
The Need for Speed – The Taycan Turbo
Either model you pick, trust us, you will experience true power in your hands. The 4S is the “base” model. It will give you approximately 522-horsepower. The Taycan Turbo generates 670-horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque, which gets it to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. If you want serious power and performance, the Turbo S is what you seek. It offers 750-horsepower and 774 pound-feet of torque. That gives you zero to 60 mph in 2.6-seconds while reaching the quarter-mile in approximately 10.8-seconds. Do you need to re-read that last sentence? Go ahead; we’ll wait.
Speed comes at a cost
We’re imagining that you’re reading this article, thinking, “How much are these cars anyway?” (Yes, we can occasionally read minds.) Here’s what we know regarding the pricing:
- The Taycan 4S – $105,150
- The Taycan Turbo – $152,250
- The Taycan Turbo S – $186,350
Even with those prices, keep in mind that there are a robust amount of options available for the Taycan.
When it comes to the range of this electric vehicle, it’s not the best in the market, but it’s not the worst either. In mid-December, the EPA rated the range of the Porsche Taycan is 201 miles. Of course, this is a huge factor when it comes to purchasing this vehicle. Are 201 miles enough for your driving habits?
The Porsche Taycan is the first all-electric production supercar from a giant in the automotive industry. As an owner, you maintain a particular type of status behind the wheel of a Porsche. This is also accurate for people who drive an electric vehicle. The stigma associated with driving a “fancy gas guzzler” is going away, one luxurious new model at a time. The Taycan has made such an impact (so far) that Esquire magazine just named it their Car of the Year. That’s pretty cool. Referring back to our November 2019 article, buying an electric vehicle is a niche activity. Here’s what we’re starting to realize; maybe the price tag doesn’t matter? We will let you be the judge.