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Porsche’s Taycan to debut next year

THE ASIAN AGE. | MICHAEL GONSALVES
Published : Sep 7, 2019, 1:32 am IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2019, 1:32 am IST

Prices for the Taycan start at Rs 1.08 crore in the international markets before taxes and duties and the top end at Rs 1.33 crore.

India will get the new Porsche Taycan EV by the end of the first quarter or beginning of the second quarter of 2020.
 India will get the new Porsche Taycan EV by the end of the first quarter or beginning of the second quarter of 2020.

Pune: Porsche, the German super sports luxury car maker, has revealed the long-awaited Porsche Taycan, a fully electric performance sedan, to rival the formidable Tesla Model S Performance car.

Prices for the Taycan start at Rs 1.08 crore in the international markets before taxes and duties and the top end at Rs 1.33 crore.

India will get the new Porsche Taycan EV by the end of the first quarter or beginning of the second quarter of 2020.

The company is offering two versions: the Taycan Turbo and the more powerful Taycan Turbo S.

Both come with a twin-electric motor set-up, one on each axle and drawing power from a 93.4 kwh battery pack placed under the floor. The cars sits on a skateboard-like EV platform developed by Porsche for the Volkswagen group and termed the J1.

The power output for the Turbo is 625 PS, although a 3s overboost function bumps this up to 680PS. This and the 850Nm torque figure lets the Turbo get to 100 kmph from standstill in 3.2 seconds.

On the other hand, the Turbo S variant bumps the overboost power figure up to 761 PS and the torque number to 1,050 Nm. This drops the 0 to 100 kmph time to 2.8 seconds.

Both cars have the same 280 kmph top-speed. The WLTP certified range for The Turbo has a certified range of 450 km which drops to 412 km for the Turbo S.

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