Today, the Porsche company introduced its first electric sports car. The premiere of the car took place simultaneously on three continents. “Taycan connects our traditions with the future. The success story of our brand, which is already more than 70 years will delight every customer, now stepping into a new era of electric possibilities,” said Oliver bloom, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Porsche AG, opened the world premiere in Berlin. – “It’s a new history of Porsche”.
Four-door sport sedan has a unique package, offering the usual Porsche performance and the ability to constantly stay connected, and it’s all thanks to the daily comfort of use. Latest technology and features Porsche Taycan set new standards in the field of reliability and digitalization. “We promised to present a real Porsche in the age of electromobility – an amazing sports car which affect not only the technology and driving dynamics, and the ability to ignite passion in people around the world, as well as his legendary predecessors. Today we have fulfilled our promise,” said Michael Steiner, a member of the Board of Directors of Porsche AG, head of development Department.
The first models of the new series are Taycan Taycan Turbo S and Turbo. They are at the forefront of electromobility Porsche. This is the most powerful production model among all car manufacturer of sports cars. Less powerful versions of these wheel drive vehicles will be released later this year. The first modification will be Taycan Cross Turismo, which will be released at the end of next year. By 2022, Porsche plans to invest more than 6 billion euros electromobility.
Performance combined with efficiency
The flagship version of the Porsche Turbo S Taycan can produce up to 560 kW (761 HP) of power, combined with Launch Control function, while Taycan Porsche Turbo can produce up to 500 kW (680 HP). Model Taycan Turbo S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, while Taycan Turbo accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. The reserve Taycan Porsche Turbo S is up to 412 km, while the Porsche Turbo Taycan – up to 450 km (according to WLTP). The maximum speed of the two-wheel drive models is 260 km/h.
Porsche Taycan is the first production car with a system voltage instead of the usual 800 To 400, as in all other electric cars. For Porsche drivers Taycan this will be an extraordinary advantage on the road: charge the battery from a charging high-power constant current will be for a little more than 5 minutes, and a range of travel up to 100 km (according to WLTP). The battery charging time from 5% to 80% is 22.5 minutes in ideal conditions and the maximum level of energy consumption for charging is 270 kW. The total capacity of the battery Plus is 93.4 kW. Drivers Porsche Taycan will be able to conveniently charge their cars at home alternating current with power up to 11 kW.
DNA of Porsche exterior design
Expressive, turisticni Porsche design Taycan signals the beginning of a new era. But at the same time, it certainly is possible to see the DNA of the Porsche. From the front it looks especially wide and flat with a highly-outlined wings. Sporty roof line oblique line goes down to the back and creates a dramatic silhouette. Cabin streamlined shape, hidden rear pillar, and clearly defined lines of the wings attach to the back of the car typical of the brand appearance. Also, there are some innovative items like the Porsche logo integrated into the rear light panel. If the value of the conductivity of 0.22, a significant contribution to energy consumption and therefore greater range, makes the aerodynamically optimized shape of basis.
Unique interior design with wide display
A clear structure and a completely new interior architecture signals the beginning of a new era. The curved screen is the highest point of the innovation cluster of the instrument panel. He makes the absolute emphasis on the axis of the driver. Central to 10.9-inch display infotainment system and an additional display for the passenger combined into a single panel, which is without backlight looks part of the interior. For the new model Taycan the design of all user interfaces have been updated. The number of traditional controls, such as switches and buttons, have been reduced considerably. Now the management was reasonable and intuitive: touch controls and voice commands that can be given after the phrase: “Hey Porsche”.
For the first time in the Porsche Taycan will not full leather interior. All interior parts are made of innovative recycled materials, just like eco-friendly concept electric sports car. Additional leg room for rear seat passengers is actually the niche in the battery installed in the floor. This space ensures comfortable accommodation for rear passengers and also provides a low ground clearance of the car, typical of sports cars. Are two baggage compartments: capacity of the front Luggage compartment is 81 liter, and the rear – 336 liters.
Innovative traction motors and two-speed gearbox
Porsche Turbo S Taycan Taycan and Porsche Turbo have two effective electric motor, which are located at both the front and rear axles. Therefore both models are all-wheel drive. And range of motion, and the constant drive power benefit from the high efficiency of synchronous motors. Each drive module consists of an electric engine, transmission and switching of the inverter. The power density of these modules (kW/liter of space) is the highest among all electric digital installations, which are available on the market today. The two-speed gearbox mounted on the rear axle, is an innovative design by Porsche. The first transmission Porsche Taycan provides even greater acceleration at the start, and the second gear with its long transmission ratio ensures a high efficiency and high power reserves, even at very high speeds.
Central network system chassis
Porsche uses a Central network system chassis control Porsche Taycan. Integrated 4D system chassis control analyses and sinhroniziruete all the chassis systems in real-time. Innovative chassis systems include adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology, including the electronic control system of rigidity of the suspension PASM, as well as regulatory system suspension Sport (Sport PDCC) and torque vectoring (PTV Plus). Four-wheel drive vehicle with two electric motors and energy recovery system is unique. The potential recovery capacity of up to 265 kW is much higher than the competition. Tests have shown that approximately 90% of everyday braking is performed only by electric motors, no hydraulic actuation of the wheel brakes.
Different profiles of control modes follow the philosophy that we have other Porsche models. They enable convenient use of all functions fully electric car. There are four modes: “Range”, “Normal”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus”. In addition, some systems can be configured individually.
World premiere on three continents simultaneously
World premiere Porsche Taycan was held simultaneously in South America, China and Europe. On these three continents are the most important markets for new electric cars. The location for the premiere was also selected with the view on renewable energy sources: Niagara falls on the border between new York state (USA) and Ontario (Canada) represents the energy of water, solar farm in Neuhardenberg (near Berlin) represents the energy of the sun and wind power on the island Bintan, about 150 km from the Chinese city Fuzhou in Fujian province, represents the energy of the wind. We perceive these natural forces of all our senses as we feel the incredible power of the first electric sports car from Porsche. Broadcast world premiere simultaneously in three places to see live NewsTV.porsche.com.