Porsche Singapore extends the Taycan model range
- Fourth variant of the first all-electric Porsche, the Taycan, features rear-wheel drive and choice of two battery sizes: Performance Battery and Performance Battery Plus
- The new Taycan is now available to order at a retail price starting from SGD 340,558*, which includes a comprehensive five-year maintenance and warranty package and an eight-year battery warranty
- Complimentary home or office charging check and installation by an appointed certified electrical specialist
With the new Taycan, Porsche is launching the fourth variant of its first all-electric sports saloon. The new model lines up alongside the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. It features a rear-wheel drive and is available with two sizes of battery: with the standard Performance Battery, the new entry-level model delivers up to 300 kW (408 PS) in overboost mode with Launch Control; with the optional Performance Battery Plus, it delivers an output of up to 350 kW (476 PS). Nominal power is 240 kW (326 PS) or 280 kW (380 PS) respectively.
As the youngest member of the Taycan family, it comes with new features that were recently introduced in the other variants during the model year changeover. One key feature is the optional colour head-up display that projects relevant information directly into the driver’s field of vision. The display has been divided into the main display section, status section and a section to show temporary content, such as calls or voice control commands. A navigation display, power meter and a user-defined view can also be selected as pre-sets.
Porsche has also enhanced the standard equipment of the PCM system (Porsche Communication Management). Apple® podcasts can now be selected as an individual media source. The media sources displayed on the screen can be reordered to suit driver preference. Porsche Charging Services compatible locations can be prioritised in the charging destination list.
In addition to software updates, seven new exterior colours and five new interior trims provide owners with more options and choices in configuring their Taycan. The selection of seven new exterior colours are: Mahogany Metallic, Frozenberry Metallic, Cherry Metallic, Coffee Beige Metallic, Crayon, Neptune Blue and Ice Grey Metallic. On the inside, five new interior options are available: Black/Chalk standard interior, Blackberry and Blackberry/Slate Grey leather interior, Graphite Blue/Slate Grey leather-free Race-Tex interior, and a Basalt Black/Meranti Brown OLEA Club Leather interior.
The optional adaptive air suspension is now equipped with a Smartlift function. This allows the Taycan to be programmed so that it raises its ride height automatically at certain recurring locations such as road humps or garage driveways. The Smartlift function can also actively influence the vehicle’s height on motorway journeys and can adjust the vehicle’s ride height for the best possible compromise between efficiency and driving comfort.
Last but not least, an AC on-board charger with a charging capacity of up to 22 kW is available as an option.
Choice of two batteries
A single-deck Performance Battery with a gross capacity of 79.2 kWh is fitted as standard. The two-deck Performance Battery Plus is available as an option. Its gross capacity is 93.4 kWh. Range, in accordance with NEDC, is up to 369 or up to 434 kilometres respectively.
The Taycan accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds with launch control, regardless whether the standard Performance Battery or Performance Battery Plus is being used. Its top speed is also 230 km/h in both configurations, while its maximum charging capacity is up to 225 kW (Performance Battery) or up to 270 kW (Performance Battery Plus). This means that both batteries can be charged from five to 80 per cent SoC (state of charge) in 22.5 minutes under optimal conditions at 800 V charging stations, with a maximum charging capacity (peak) of 270 kW. When charging the Taycan using the standard 11kW on-board AC charger, the battery will be fully charged in approximately nine hours.
Innovative electric motor and dynamic performance
Impressive acceleration, tractive power typical of sports cars and outstanding continuously available power – the new point of entry to the Taycan model line-up also features these strengths. The permanently excited synchronous motor on the rear axle has an active length of 130 millimetres and is therefore the same length as the one fitted to the Taycan 4S. The pulse-controlled inverter on the rear axle operates at up to 600 amps.
In addition, the drive architecture also includes a two-speed transmission. Just as with its siblings in the range, its highlights include intelligent charging management as well as exemplary aerodynamics. With a Cd (drag coefficient) value from 0.22, its aerodynamics make a significant contribution to its low energy consumption and therefore its long range. Maximum recuperation power is 265 kW.
Purist exterior design with Porsche DNA
With its purist design, the Taycan signals the beginning of a new era. At the same time, it retains the unmistakable Porsche design DNA. Distinguishing features of the Taycan include aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan Aero wheels and black anodised brake callipers. The front apron, side sills and rear diffuser in black are the same as those on the Taycan 4S. LED headlights are fitted as standard.
Unique interior design
The cockpit of the Taycan signalled the start of a new era in 2019 with its clear structure and completely new architecture. The free-standing instrument cluster consisting of a curved 16.8-inch screen forms the highest point on the dashboard. This places a clear focus on the driver axis. Other elements include a central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional display for the front passenger.
As standard, the Taycan comes with a partial leather interior as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electrical adjustment. “Race-Tex”, an entirely leather-free interior is available as option. Interiors made from innovative recycled materials underscore the sustainable concept of the electric sports car.
The car features two luggage compartments: 84 litres at the front, and up to 407 litres at the rear.
Centrally networked chassis systems
Porsche uses a centrally networked control system for the Taycan chassis. The integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control analyses and synchronises all chassis systems in real time. Both the standard steel-spring suspension of the Taycan and the optional adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology are supplemented by the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) electronic damper control system.
Successful year for the Taycan
Porsche has made a successful start to the all-electric age, delivering just over 20,000 Taycans to customers worldwide in 2020. The electric sports car has already received around 50 international awards, including in Singapore, Germany, the US, the UK and China. The new rear-wheel drive Taycan also holds the Guinness World Record™ for the longest drift with an electric car, having been driven sideways non-stop for exactly 42.171 kilometres.
Available to order from SGD 340,558*
The first rear-wheel drive Taycan will be available in Singapore in the second quarter of 2021 at a retail price starting from SGD 340,558*. As of today, orders for the entry-level variant can be placed with Porsche Centre Singapore.
Taycan customers will enjoy the same complimentary and comprehensive five-year maintenance and warranty programme offered for all Porsche cars by Porsche Centre Singapore, with the battery covered under an eight-year warranty. Customers can opt to extend both the vehicle and battery warranties for up to fifteen years.
Porsche Centre Singapore is the only appointed agent in Singapore to handle the diagnosis and servicing of the Taycan, ensuring that the electrical vehicle will be professionally maintained by qualified E-Performance experts. Additionally, complimentary home or office charging check and installation by an appointed certified electrical specialist will be offered.
Taycan**: Electricity consumption combined 28.0 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 112 g/km
Taycan with Performance Battery Plus**: Electricity consumption combined 28.7 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 115 g/km
*Price without Certificate of Entitlement (COE) but includes a 5-year free maintenance and warranty package, registration and additional registration fee (ARF), 12-months road tax, vehicular emission scheme (VES) fee/rebate, and GST. Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Terms and conditions apply. For plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles, CO2 emissions are based on a Singapore specific calculation.
**Values to be confirmed upon homologation.