Porsche and Star Wars joined forces at the Porsche Asia Pacific premiere of the new all-electric Taycan in Singapore last week, ahead of its regional market launch in 2020.
Porsche’s first all-electric sports car, the Taycan, marks the beginning of a new chapter for Porsche as the company expands its product range in the field of electromobility.
The flagship Turbo S version of the Taycan can generate up to 761 hp overboost power in combination with Launch Control, and the Taycan Turbo up to 680 hp.
While the Taycan Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, the Taycan Turbo completes this sprint in 3.2 seconds. In terms of range, the Taycan Turbo S has a range of up to 412 kilometres, while the Turbo returns 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 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: in just over five minutes, the battery can be recharged using direct current (DC) from the high-power charging network for a range of up to 100 kilometres (according to WLTP).
The charging time from 5% to 80% is 22.5 minutes for charging under ideal conditions, and the maximum charging power (peak) is 270 kW. The overall capacity of the Performance Battery Plus is 93.4 kWh. Taycan drivers can also charge their cars with up to 11 kW of alternating current (AC) at home.
The Taycan Turbo has two exceptionally efficient electric machines, one on the front axle and one on the rear axle, making the car all-wheel drive.
The two-speed transmission installed on the rear axle is an innovation developed by Porsche. While the first gear gives the Taycan rapid acceleration from a standing start, the second gear which has a longer ratio ensures high efficiency and equally high power reserves. This also applies at very high speeds.
That being said, the Porsche Taycan is also expected to make its Malaysian debut as soon as next year. So, watch this space for more updates on the car.