Porsche Taycan Turbo S Overview
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is the latest and most powerful Taycan yet. With its blistering performance and opulent interior, it’s sure to please even the most demanding luxury car buyer.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the Porsche Taycan Turbo S’ specs, performance, Interior, transmission, Engine, Battery, Pricing, and more.
We’ll also take a closer look at its luxurious interior and see what sets it apart from other luxury sports cars.
Price and Selection
The Taycan will be available in three trim levels: The base model comes with a basic plethora and interior options, including a panoramic sunroof and more interior design options.
The higher-end range starts at $84,050 and includes all-wheel drive, a set of carbon-fiber wheels, several exterior color options, a panoramic sunroof, and several interior options including a heated front seat and a swim platform.
The top-of-the-line Turbo S will cost $97,050 and includes the same panoramic sunroof and carbon-fiber wheel options. All three models will be available with either a single-motor or dual-motor powertrain. Porsche says the Taycan’s batteries will deliver a range of about 291 miles on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s combined cycle.
EV Motors Of Porsche Taycan Turbo S
EV Motor. A dual-motor, four-motor, or six-motor powertrain is standard. The first two motors are asynchronous, meaning they’re independent of each other.
Porsche says the motors are “optimized for maximum efficiency and a maximum drive power of 522 hp” and “have power outputs of 201 hp and 48 hp.” The two motors are connected with a “drive unit,” and the third motor is a “stabilizing motor.”
The fourth motor is a “rear axle motor,” but it’s only used for torque vectoring. The Taycan has four electrical motors, three of which are DC (or “direct current”) motors.
Power and Performance of Porsche Taycan Turbo S
The Taycan Turbo S can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 204 mph. According to Porsche, the Taycan will feature the “world’s first four-motor drive system with three independent motor outputs (two asynchronous) and the fourth motor for torque vectoring.”
Porsche says the Taycan can reach a range of up to 0 to 100 mph in a “mere” 7.9 seconds. It can also be driven from 0 to 124 mph in just 12.4 seconds.
Battery Life, Charging, and Range
The Taycan can travel 100 miles on a single charge and the Turbo S can go 252 miles on a single charge. But it’s the battery-size-dependent driving range that gives the Taycan its ultimate utility.
The 4S offers a range of 109 miles, while the more expensive Turbo and Turbo S models offer ranges of up to 236 miles. The Taycan’s battery pack is also the largest of the three models, measuring 21.8 pounds.
The Taycan’s smaller battery packs are made in-house, while the others are produced by LG Chem. That means the Taycan can be charged relatively quickly. The 6.8-kWh battery of the 4S can be fully recharged in two hours and 35 minutes. The Turbo S’s 7.4-kWh battery takes a bit longer, requiring three hours and 20 minutes to fully recharge, while the 8.
The Taycan Turbo S comes standard with the same powertrain as the Turbo. That means it comes with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine with two motors. It’s rated at 522 hp and 533 lb-ft of torque. The V-8 is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
The Taycan has the best-rated EPA fuel economy of any electric sports car, with a combined output of 111 miles per gallon. Taycan 4S models get the same EPA ratings as the Tesla Model S 75D.
When it comes to the real-world MPGe, Taycan models offer about the same range as the Model S. All models have a rated range of about 200 miles. The Taycan Turbo 4S, which hits 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, has an EPA rating of 111 MPGe. The Taycan Turbo S, the fastest of the Taycan models, gets 114 MPGe. The Model S 75D, which is the most affordable Model S, delivers 112 MPGe.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S Interior
The Taycan’s interior has a high-gloss finish, as we’ve noted in previous reviews. The Model S is a more luxurious car, but it’s no slouch in the interior department. The Taycan’s standard interior is a big step up, with a high-resolution 10.2-inch touchscreen display, full-color head-up display, air vents and vents in the dashboard, and a 10-way power seat.
In the back, the Taycan’s seats are the best in class for long-distance driving, with a supportive, contoured shape and hefty headrests. They’re not quite as comfortable as the Model S’s seats, which have a supportive backrest, a double layer of foam in the cushion, and a racy, track-inspired design.
Driver-Assistance Features and Safety
The Taycan is equipped with more driver-assist features than any other vehicle we’ve tested. These have adaptive cruise control, which can track the car ahead and adjusts speed to maintain a safe gap; forward collision mitigation braking,
Which applies the brakes to mitigate or reduce the severity of a collision; and blind-spot monitoring, which uses cameras to detect vehicles in other lanes. We’ve found Porsche’s adaptive cruise control to be the best in its class, and the blind-spot monitoring to be one of the best we’ve tested, at least for the price.
Apple CarPlay is standard on the Taycan Turbo, and the optional Android Auto and MirrorLink systems cost a tad extra. As for features, you get adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, which is the Taycan’s version of Porsche Active Suspension Management, with speed-sensitive adaptive damping, adaptive and predictive roll stabilization, and an active rear axle.
However, you have to wait for the Taycan Turbo S if you want the more advanced Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control 2.0, which has a more sophisticated suspension for the road with adaptive damping and a rear-axle differential lock.
I’ve listened to the Taycan, and I’m impressed with it. It’s fun to drive, it has good performance, it’s comfortable, and it’s got a lot of driver-assist features. It’s also a real luxury car, with all the features a luxury car should have.
The Taycan Turbo S is a performance-oriented model, and it’s the most luxurious Taycan model. It’s the most expensive of the three models—$97,050—but you get the most. I’d recommend buying one to impress your friends.
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