Porsche has taken a fairly uncommon method with the Taycan, launching the top-spec fashions first and leaving the bottom variant for later.
The time has now come for the German carmaker to disclose the “entry-level” model. Badged Porsche Taycan, it’s the rear-wheel-drive variant of the posh EV. For now, the mannequin is simply accessible in China however Porsche may make it accessible in different markets as effectively.
On the planet’s largest automobile market, the RWD Taycan is obtainable with two battery sizes and corresponding energy ranges.
Kicking off the vary is a single-deck Efficiency Battery with a gross capability of 79.2 kWh (the identical because the Taycan 4S), linked to a rear axle-mounted Everlasting Magnet Synchronous Motor (PSM) producing as much as 300 kW (408 PS / 402 HP) in overboost mode with Launch Management.
The usual Porsche Taycan can cowl as much as 414 kilometers (257 miles) on a full cost, in accordance with the NEDC take a look at cycle. Prospects who need extra vary can go for the RWD Taycan powered by the double-deck 93.four kWh Efficiency Battery Plus, sourced from the Turbo and Turbo S models.
On this case, the vary is rated at 489 km (303 miles) and the utmost output of the rear motor is 350 kW (476 PS / 469 HP) – all the time in overboost mode with Launch Management. Talking of Launch Management, it allows each RWD Taycan fashions to dash from 0-100 km/h in 5.four seconds and attain a high pace of 230 km/h (143 mph).
In China, the bottom Porsche Taycan with the usual battery prices a whopping 888,000 yuan ($125,420), whereas the mannequin with the bigger pack will set prospects again 948,500 yuan ($133,950).
Rear-wheel-drive setup apart, the bottom Porsche Taycan packs the identical tech and options as AWD variants, together with the 800 volt structure, recuperation energy of as much as 264 kW, PSM on the rear axle, PASM, PDCC Sport, PTV Plus, two-speed transmission, and far more.
The rear-wheel-drive Taycan can also be extra sensible, providing a complete cargo quantity of 491 liters (17.three cu ft) due to the enlarged entrance baggage compartment.