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WATCH | The all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S is shockingly amazing

2019-11-21 09:04
Porsche Taycan

Image: Deutsche Welle

Boasting futuristic design and electrified performance, meet Porsche's first and all-new full-electric production sports car.

Buyers can choose from a trio of models - the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S - the latter of which is the entry-level option in the series. The focus here though is the Turbo S.

Power, looks and precision

Its performance and power figures is more than enough to rival most supercars out there with 460kW (560kW with overboost) and 1050Nm, reaching a 0-100km/h speed in 2.8-seconds. The front and rear placement of the electric motors essentially makes it a four-wheel-drive but the driver can switch the motors on and off, this takes place in mere milliseconds.

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According to Porsche, the interior of the Taycan 4S is completely leather-free for the first time, made from innovative recycled materials underpinning the sustainable concept of the car.

Model availability and pricing for the Taycan in South Africa will be announced in the first half of 2020, with its arrival during the latter of next year.

 

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Compiled by: Robin Classen

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