The IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 is underway. We caught up with the Porsche Taycan at the Porsche stand. The draw of the Taycan is the fact that it is the first all-electric Porsche. Many miles of development have gone into this Tesla-fighter and Porsche are hoping that it will generate huge demand.
At the centre of the package is a Porsche -developed 800-volt system. Details on the specifics include two electric motors, one on each axle. The motors include an innovative hairpin winding of the stator coils which allows increased power and torque. A two-speed transmission is installed at the rear axle and a four-wheel-drive system comes with all of the usual PASM, torque vectoring and PDCC.
Two models will be available from launch, the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. Further models will be released after launch, however, the two high-performance versions will offer 761 hp and 680 hp respectively.
The Turbo is expected to complete the 100 km/h sprint in just 3.2 seconds while the Turbo S hits the same milestone in just 2.8 seconds. The respective ranges are 412 km and 450 km with the 800-volt system taking 22.5 minutes to hit 80 per cent charge. In just 5 minutes, it can take enough electricity to travel 100 km.