We’re just days away from the debut of arguable the most important Porsche in recent history, the all-electric Taycan, and the German car maker let a few selected members of the press have a go in one of their near-production prototypes, letting out more information before the big reveal.
Reports have suggested that Porsche will slap the ‘Turbo’ and ‘Turbo S’ badges on the top versions of the Taycan, even if they are actually a misnomer as the cars lacks an ICE powertrain, let alone a turbocharger.
Marketing tricks aside, at first we were told to expect over 600 HP from the Taycan’s fastest iteration when Porsche confirmed its development years ago, but these numbers are apparently obsolete, at least according to Autocar.
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Both the Turbo and the Turbo S will, apparently, clear the 600 HP barrier with ease thanks to their dual-motor, all-wheel drive setup and will come with an overboost mode for 2.5 seconds at the time, but the latter will be able to boost its output to “well over 700 HP” and more than 750lb-ft of torque.
The two top-tier models will also have battery packs rated above 90 kWh in capacity but the S will also come with features such as ceramic brakes, all-wheel steering, 21-inch wheels shod in stickier tires and a stiffer suspension setup as standard. The official 0-62mph (100km/h) figure for the Taycan ‘Turbo S’ is also expected to dip below the 3-second threshold.
Less powerful versions will be added to the Taycan range in due time, featuring one electric motor and rear-wheel drive.
The official reveal of the Taycan will take place on September 4, which is less than a week away, so stay tuned.