Porsche’s highly-anticipated electric sportscar, the Taycan, has arrived in South Africa and pricing has appeared on the brand’s local website.
The Porsche Taycan can now be purchased in South Africa and the all-electric sportscar is offered in 3 flavours including the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and the range-topping Taycan Turbo S.
A pair fo synchronous electric motors, one powering each axle, generates a maximum of 390 kW and 640 Nm of torque in the Taycan 4S which comes equipped with a 79.2 kWh battery pack. Performance from zero to 100 kph is claimed at 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 250 kph. Maximum range is estimated at 407 km.
Outputs increase to 500 kW and 850 Nm in the Taycan Turbo and this derivative is equipped with a more powerful 93.4 kwh battery pack and range is estimated at 450 km. The Taycan Turbo, however, is substantially quicker in the sprint from zero to 100 kph with Porsche claiming 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 260 kph.
The range-topping Taycan Turbo S maxes out with outputs of 560 kW and 1 050 Nm and comes equipped with the same 93.4 kWh battery pack found in the Turbo derivative. Zero to 100 kph is claimed at 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 260 kph. Range is claimed at 412 km.
Charging will take roughly 22 minutes if connected to a high-power 270 kW or 800-volt fast-charging station.
In terms of pricing, see what you can expect to pay for the Taycan below.
Porsche Taycan - Price in South Africa
Taycan 4S - R2 586 000
Taycan Turbo - R3 476 000
Taycan Turbo S - R4 077 000
A Porsche Driveplan is standard, offering 3-year/90 000 km maintenance cover while a 5-year Driveplan is optional.
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