Here are the Porsche Taycan 2020 review and it takes longer to correctly pronounce “Porsche Taycan” than it takes to accelerate up to 60 mph less than three seconds.
With just a couple options, Porsche Taycan 2020 Turbo costs as much as the Turbo S, which is more powerful. YOLO, friends. Go all-in.
If you need to learn the correct pronunciation, which is “TIE-cahn” as in “Ticonderoga,” the Taycan can hit 100 mph—less than seven seconds. If you’re interested in knowing where the word “Taycan” came from, the first all-electric Porsche sports car may very well be in another time zone.
The 2020 Porsche Taycan is pure performance and one of the quickest cars we’ve ever driven. It’s an 8.8 on our overall scale, propelled by its perfect efficiency, performance, and beautiful exterior.
The Taycan’s exterior suggests the kind of performance found behind the wheel. All the greatest Porsche hits are there: the 911’s hood, the Cayman’s hips, the Panamera’s window and roof line, but with a twist up front in the Taycan’s “fangs.”
Inside, the Taycan is equally beautiful but overshadowed by up to four touchscreens, a wide and curved digital instrument cluster, and shocking performance.
The Taycan uses two electric motors and a 93.4-kwh lithium-ion battery for propulsion in a breathtaking way. We’ve only driven the Turbo and Turbo S models, which take the top spots in Porsche’s lineup in luxury and performance (outside of GT editions that may come later).
The Turbo and Turbo S make 616 horsepower in nearly every circumstance, but diverge at launch. The Turbo S can deliver 750 hp and more than 774 pound-feet of torque in 2.5-second bursts to propel the car up to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds (perhaps less).
The Turbo does the deed in 3.0 seconds with 670 hp with alacrity—perhaps not the same savagery, though.
Beautiful and fast Porsche Taycan 2020, it’s hardly fair that the 2020 Porsche Taycan exists at all.With the Taycan, Porsche’s silky sport sedan woos us with familiar shapes but a new spin that will surely be an instant classic.It’s a 9 on our styling scale.
It’s nearly perfect to our eyes.Much of the Taycan reads like a greatest hits from Porsche’s small car selection, with a couple of new live tracks thrown in at the end. It’s all the hits we want to hear from Porsche, in one collection, but also very familiar for a name that’s new to the brand.
The hood profile and stance are all 911. The rear haunches? Great old 718 Cayman. In three-quarter views, a small Panamera. In profile, it’s all gorgeous.
The Taycan starts with the typical modern Porsche lighting signature in the LED headlights, but wraps a new curve around the headlights down toward the lower front bumper.
The “fangs” bookend an elegant and nearly aerodynamically perfect front face that punches a very small hole in the air Porsche engineers say they’ve calculated a very low coefficient of drag for the Taycan, which is a boon to efficiency as well as style.
From there, the front wheels are capped with negative space behind the wheel arch that’s not aerodynamically functional but creates a body-side scallop through the doors that carries through to the rear wheels.
From the belt line up, the window line cribs heavily from the bigger Panamera not a bad thing. Unlike the hatchback Panamera, the Taycan is a four-door sedan with a trunk, although its decklid is very short.
The rear is clean and horizontal, uncluttered with exhaust ports. The rear window is very small and is nearly invisible on the road, which doesn’t bode well for outward vision in the Taycan.
The Porsche Taycan 2020 is the measuring stick for electric performance vehicles for now.We expect the competition will catch up, other automakers will join the fold.
For now, the Taycan is a perfect 10. We drove the Turbo and Turbo S models for more than 400 miles, and we’d ask to drive 4,000 more.
The 2020 Taycan is available in Turbo and Turbo S configurations that don’t relate at all to forced-induction for the electric motors but we expect more variants to arrive soon.
For Porsche, that typically means base Taycan, Taycan S, Taycan GTS, and perhaps GT variants later.
Through Denmark and Germany, we blasted sideroads and unrestricted autobahn silently for miles, relishing the blistering acceleration and supreme cornering in the Taycan.
The Turbo and Turbo S share similar basic hardware: two electric motors, one on each axle that together make 616 hp in most circumstances.
The rear electric motor uses a two-speed transmission rare among electric cars for breathtaking launches and longer range. The motors are powered by a 93.4-kwh lithium-ion battery stored underneath the floor, with an anticipated range around 240 miles when it’s rated in the U.S. Porsche’s 800-volt system is a first for electric cars; it can shuttle prodigious power to the motors and help charge the battery on high-speed, 350-kw chargers from zero to 80% in about 20 minutes.
Turbo and Turbo S models diverge slightly in overboost performance; the former can shove 670 hp down the driveline at launch for 2.5 seconds, the latter pushes 720 hp.