What applied to the legendary model 356 from 1948, applies even more so to the Taycan: a vehicle concept that reflects changing automotive times requires a dedication to the latest technology combined with the unique Porsche soul.
The Taycan battery exploits its huge potential by using pouch cells, chemically optimized for maximum performance with a long range: in the large capacity version (Performance Battery Plus), there 33 modules with a total of 396 cells. The more compact Performance Battery that is fitted as standard in the Taycan and Taycan 4S produces its energy from 28 modules with a total of 336 cells. The Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo S and Taycan GTS as well as all Taycan Cross Turismo models feature the Performance Battery Plus as standard.
The battery is also based on 800-volt technology instead of the usual 400 volts. The effect: improved charging and drive performance with smaller cable cross-sections, which has a positive impact on the overall weight.The cooling system ensures that the drive is optimally supplied with energy in any situation. And a robust battery frame helps protect the battery even in the event of an accident.
The key to designing an outstanding drive to start with a clean sheet and a purpose-led approach: no compromises with the perfect interaction of drive components. Two Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PSM) Motors are therefore installed in the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo S and Taycan GTS as well as in the Taycan Cross Turismo models – one on each axle – and the Performance Battery Plus¹ is integrated deep in the underbody. The effect: superior driving dynamics and all-wheel drive that can be optimally adjusted to the fluctuation between efficiency and dynamics in the various driving modes.
The new Smart Lift¹ function doubles as a front axle lift system for low-clearance obstacles and roads. This is geolocation based, so your Taycan will remember those locations and automatically lift the car at those spots in the future. In addition, an efficiency-based leveling strategy is automatically used on highways.
A Porsche signature element – the four-point LED headlights with Matrix that appear to be floating.
Inspired by the Panamera Sport Turismo, the new Taycan GTS Sport Turismo takes the concept of the five-door sports car into an all-electric future – with the rear body styling of the Taycan Cross Turismo including a large tailgate, combined with sport side skirts, wheel designs and chassis from the Taycan.
For a particularly sporty and elegant connection with the road: the 21-inch RS Spyder Design Wheel with a GTS-specific paint finish in Satin Black impressively rounds off the extroverted style of the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo.
It reaches way beyond the second row of seats and offers spectacular views of the passing sky. Optionally available roof rails makes it possible to install a practical roof box.
Mechanical buttons have been almost entirely replaced by digital ones. This makes the interior look extremely tidy. The same principle of tidiness also applies to the displays, of which there are up to four – intuitive, distraction-free and easy to use.
The arrangement is also driver-focused, as is typical of Porsche: the instrument cluster is the center of attention, consisting of a 16.8-inch curved display and surrounded by control panels with Direct Touch Control for selecting lighting and chassis functions.
Another digital element is located in the center console, namely the 8.4-inch center console control panel. This provides access to navigation, media, telephone, settings and Apple CarPlay® via a menu bar which can be disabled. The trunks and charging port doors can also be opened and closed from here. The charging display and battery charge status can also be viewed.
The ascending center console underlines the deep, sporty position of the driver's seat. This takes the form of 8-way adjustable seats or optional 14 or 18-way adjustable seat with narrow headrests. In addition to sustainably treated OLEA club leather or partial leather, a leather-free interior with the high-quality Race-Tex microfiber material and an innovative textile material with a 3D look is available.
Infrared thermal image displayed in the instrument cluster. Provides the driver with information beyond the range of the headlights. Detected pedestrians, deer, and other large wildlife are highlighted in yellow. Pedestrians within critical range are highlighted in red, and the driver receives an audio/visual warning.
Alerts the driver to vehicles rapidly approaching from behind or vehicles traveling at the same speed in potential blind spots. The warning is emitted by lights in the exterior mirrors. The function is activated by the driver using Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
Radar and video-based technology that monitors and automatically regulates the distance from the vehicle in front as required – even down to a halt by means of the stop-and-go function. Turn Assist monitors the traffic in the oncoming lane when turning left and can prevent a collision by warning and braking within the system limits. The Auto Start Stop brings the vehicle to a halt if the driver fails to respond (e.g. due to health reasons), where system limitations allow. If the vehicle detects that the driver has stopped responding, it uses visual and audible warnings, a brief tightening of the seatbelt and if necessary a jolt of the brakes to attempt to prompt the driver to resume control of the vehicle. Should this be unsuccessful, after a moderate delay the vehicle will come to a halt in the lane and activate the hazard warning lights.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Power up to (kW) (Performance Battery)||240 kW|
|Power up to (HP) (Performance Battery)||321 hp|
|Overboost Power with Launch Control up to (kW) (Performance Battery)||300 kW|
|Overboost Power with Launch Control up to (HP) (Performance Battery)||402 hp|
|Max. torque with Launch Control (Performance Battery)||254 lb-ft|
|Charging time for alternating current (AC) with 9.6kW (0 to up to 100%) (Performance Battery)||9.5 hrs|
|Charging time for direct current (DC) with 50kW (5 to up to 80%) (Performance Battery)||93.0 min|
|Charging time for direct current (DC) with maximum charging power (5 to up to 80%) (Performance Battery)||22.5 min|
|Top track speed (with summer tires) (Performance Battery)||143 mph|
|0 - 60 mph with Launch Control (Performance Battery)||5.1 s|
|Approach / departure angle (steel suspension) (Performance Battery)||12.1 - 15.2 °|
|Ramp break-over angle (steel suspension) (Performance Battery)||11.7 °|
|Ramp break-over angle (air suspension, high level) (Performance Battery)||12.4 °|
|Max. ground clearance (steel suspension) (Performance Battery)||5.6 in|
|Max. ground clearance (air suspension, normal level) (Performance Battery)||5.0 in|
|Max. ground clearance (air suspension, high level) (Performance Battery)||5.7 in|
|Length (Performance Battery)||195.4 in|
|Width w/ mirrors folded (Performance Battery)||77.5 in|
|Width (Performance Battery)||84.5 in|
|Height (Performance Battery)||54.9 in|
|Wheelbase (Performance Battery)||114.2 in|
|Turning circle diameter (Performance Battery)||38.4 ft|
|Curb weight (Performance Battery)||4,568 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (Performance Battery)||6,162 lb|
|Maximum load (Performance Battery)||1,594 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume (Performance Battery)||2.9 ft³|
|Rear luggage compartment volume (Performance Battery)||14.3 ft³|
|EPA Disclaimer (Performance Battery)||EPA estimates not yet available.|