The flagship variant, the Taycan Turbo S achieves the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 2.8 seconds, similar to its Formula E counterpart, the Porsche 99X.
Twelve months after its world premiere, the Porsche Taycan has finally landed on Malaysian soil and from a starting price of RM 725K, the Malaysian Porsche Taycan is one of the better-priced Taycans in the region.
Thanks to the Malaysian EV (electric vehicle) incentive, the Porsche Taycan is not as expensive as once thought with the Taycan 4S coming in at RM725k, Taycan Turbo at RM999k and the Taycan Turbo S coming in at RM1.195mil.
Even as a fully electric vehicle, the Taycan is a true sports car with breath-taking acceleration as well as typical sports car traction and handling. It is also among the most powerful production models that Porsche currently has in its product range.
The flagship Taycan Turbo S can generate up to 761 PS, and the Taycan Turbo up to 680 PS while the Taycan 4S can deliver up to 530PS. The Taycan Turbo S generates up to 1,050 Nm of torque and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo reaches maximum torque of 850 Nm and completes the sprint in 3.2 seconds. As for the Taycan 4S, it reaches the century sprint in 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h, but with an optional Performance Battery Plus add on, the 4S can increase its output to 571 PS and increase its electrical range of up to 463 kilometres compared to the 407 km from the standard battery.
The Turbo S has a range of up to 412 kilometres, while the Turbo has a range of up to 450 kilometres, (according to WLTP in each case). The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 260 km/h. The Porsche Electric Sport Sound comes as standard, a unique acoustic accompaniment to dynamic driving.
The Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts instead of the usual 400 volts for electric cars. This is a particular advantage for Taycan drivers on the road as it can fully charge in just over 36 minutes, using the available 175 kW direct current (DC) chargers from the high-power charging network for a range of over 400 km across all models.
The overall capacity of the Performance Battery Plus is 93.4 kWh and can conduct higher currents, thus speeding up the charging process significantly. Taycan drivers can comfortably charge their cars with up to eleven kW of alternating current (AC) at home.
Speaking of charging, as part of the ownership experience that Porsche is known for, SDAP will be offering intelligent and holistic charging solutions for Taycan owners, with equipment that includes a 22 kW Porsche Mobile Charger Plus and the Porsche Home Energy Manager.
In order to prepare for an optimal charging experience, a home charge check will be performed to determine if the installation would be viable due to the variables in power availability and dwelling type of the homes of Taycan owners. Information such as the living and parking space situation, existing power connections and Internet availability is collected to check the basic prerequisites for using the Porsche charging equipment at the desired location.
Back to what we really want to know about, Standard on the Turbo S are extremely lightweight Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), and exquisite carbon materials, used in exterior elements like the door sill guards, sport design sideskirts and rear diffusor in louvered design. These are available options for the Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S. LED Matrix Headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) are equipped as standard for the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, while the Taycan 4S comes with LED Headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus).
The interior of the Taycan was influenced by the original 1963 Porsche 911, which had a clean styled dashboard. More futuristic than any other Porsche model, the Taycan comes with a freestanding 16.9-inch curved instrument cluster that forms the highest point on the dashboard, while a central, 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display are combined to form an integrated glass band in a black-panel look. “Foot garages” – recesses in the battery in the rear footwell – ensure sitting comfort in the rear and allow the low sports car height.
A fast driver-oriented Porsche that is also more environmentally friendly? If only we could afford one...