Say hello to the new Porsche Taycan. It’s under $100k

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Porsche has just announced a new member of the Taycan family: simply the Porsch Taycan. The new electric sports car will make the roads more sustainable alongside its more expensive brothers the Taycan 4S and the Turbo S.

Battery choices

The new entry-level model will be available later this year with the choice between two battery sizes. Buyers could go for a 79.2 kWh single-deck performance battery, giving them a range of up to 268 miles (431 km). Or they could opt for the 93.4 kWh two-deck variant. This second option offers a range of up to 300 miles (484 km).

entry-level Porsche Taycan
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Rear axle motor

Whichever battery you choose you’ll be able to speed away from 0 to 62 miles (100 km) in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h). Unlike the Taycan 4S the electric motor of the new EV is featured on its rear axle. Lengthwise the motor does compare to the one in the 4S though stretching 130mm. The car also features a two-speed transmission and comes with the same intelligent charging management as its siblings. Practically that means it takes about 22 minutes to get an 80 percent charge and 5 minutes should add about 62 miles (99 km) to your trip.

Cheaper Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan looks a lot like the 4S and Turbo S, but there are some visual differences. Two distinguishing features are the black anodised brake callipers and the 19 inch aerodynamically optimised Aero wheels. As for the price, yes the Taycan is cheaper than its siblings. That being said, keep in mind that “cheaper” is a relative word. Prices start at about 97,000 USD and expect the first deliveries somewhere in March.

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