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2021 Porsche Taycan

2021 Porsche Taycan

So here it is: the brand new Porsche Taycan: an electric supercar that takes on Tesla’s Model S.  It definitely has stunning looks, it certainly is luxurious and it also is superb fun ­ as you would expect from Porsche.

Did you know that one notable person, back in 1898, started experimenting with electrical and early hybrid cars.  This man was, in fact, Porsche’s founder, Ferdinand Porsche, who developed his famous P1 in 1898.  The P1 was also his first-ever car.  He would be most impressed with Porsche’s very exciting new Taycan supercar, and I’m sure very proud.

The 2021 Porsche Taycan boasts a stealthy body that leaves you in no doubt this EV is designed to turn heads and turn electricity into outright velocity.  A side-on profile of the car displays a curvy bonnet, subtle air intakes for downforce and a sleek sloping roofline keeping the centre of gravity very low to the ground.  It looks light and fast, and with all the latest Porsche technology (and then some new stuff that no other Porsche car has) sending this car right to the forefront of EV supercar heroism, the 2021 Taycan has futuristic wizardry that’s present in the now.

2021 Porsche Taycan


Climb inside the Taycan, and you’ll enjoy a clean, modern look with plenty of common features like: a central infotainment screen, a touchscreen for the car’s heating and ventilation controls, and electric windows.  A typical central touchscreen display on the dashboard drives the satellite-navigation, stereo and smartphone mirroring features.  Wireless phone connection and charging makes life so easy.

But there is so much more that has made its way into a new Porsche Taycan.  Take for instance the optional touchscreen above the glovebox for the front-seat passenger.  This allows them to access various bits of information about the car as well as program the satellite navigation.  The widescreen digital driver’s display, the raised centre console and the letter-box windscreen has you feeling very cocooned inside the driver’s seat and despite having batteries under the floor the driver is seated very low to the ground.

All the smaller modern batteries needed to keep everything ticking along sweetly in the new Taycan are placed beneath the car’s floor.  You can charge your Porsche Taycan’s batteries from empty at home in around nine hours, while a 50 kW public charger can boost its batteries from zero-to-80% charged in around 75 minutes.  however, if you can find a 270 kW charging unit, the Porsche Taycan can be charged from zero-to-100% in just 23 minutes.  Now that’s way more practical in terms of a busy modern lifestyle.  Let’s hope these stations will be a lot more prevalent in the near future or we’ll get too used to loitering around charging stations, coffee in hand and reading kindle!

Even base models get you a comfortable pair of front seats and all the bells ‘n’ whistles, but the solemn standard black and dark grey trim can get a bit heavy on a grey day.  However, you can pay extra for a range of leather and non-leather finishes that look as hot and as spicy as you like.  There are 12 colour combinations, and you can even opt for wood, carbon fibre or aluminium inserts on the dash, console and doors.  Red on black Alcantara Leather does look really good throughout the cabin, I might add, and it’s sure to pull the admirers.

The Porsche Taycan comes with a huge configurable digital driver’s display in front of the steering wheel.  Its stylish graphics package mimics the conventional analogue dials.  You also have a set of touch-sensitive buttons to one side of the digital display that let you manipulate a selection of the car’s suspension and stability program settings for various driving modes.  The comfort mode will probably be the mode of choice for everyday drives, it’s still as surefooted and controlled as you want but more supple to cope with undulations.

The back seats won’t be that enjoyable for those over six-feet tall, but plenty of knee room and a fair few cubby spaces can make life quite nice for those in the Porsche Taycan’s back row.  Bootspace isn’t huge, however it’s a suitable place for the charging cable and a day pack, along with plenty of groceries – it’s 366 litres maximum to be exact, so it’ll give Grannie’s little hatchback a run for its money.

Hop in the new Porsche Taycan with its batteries fully charged, and you should be able to get around 400 km max – depending on how much you gas it (or “volt” it), I suppose.  The more powerful Taycan Turbo S can’t go as far as the 4S or even the Turbo model; the 4S being the most parsimonious.  But to put it in perspective, the Tesla Model S Long Range model leads the supercar field in frugality with a whopping range of well over 500 km on a full charge.

The new Porsche Taycan has some neat features for ultimate handling and comfort.  To keep you in superb control the Taycan has an AWD system, where the torque-vectoring system, the standard air suspension and the steering all aid to make the Taycan feel much nimbler than EV cars that are a little weighed-down by a stack of heavy batteries.  Its awesome composure through tight turns will leave a Tesla Model S behind.  Awesome acceleration and awesome control backed up by the air suspension’s superb ride quality has the latest Porsche Taycan piloting EV supercars.

2021 Porsche Taycan

The current 2021 Porsche Taycan models include the:

  • Taycan 4S, 0-100 km/h in 4.0 sec, 0-200 km/h in 13.3 sec, 390 kW, 250 km/h limited, 650 Nm, over 400 km range
  • Taycan Turbo, 0-100 km/h in 3.2 sec, 0-200 km/h in 10.6 sec, 500 kW, 260 km/h limited, 850 Nm, around 400 km range
  • Taycan Turbo S, 0-100 km/h in 2.8 sec, 0-200 km/h in 9.6 sec, 560 kW, 260 km/h limited, 1050 Nm, a bit less than a 400 km range

For any more information on the Porsche Taycan or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Porsche dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!