Our electric car future is inching closer all the time. Major motor manufacturers are all making sure they get a piece of the ever-growing pie, with electric vehicle sales hitting all-time highs every year. The technology is improving quickly, and the market will continue to grow. Towards the latter parts of 2019 Porsche jumped in the ring with their first all-electric, the Taycan.
The Porsche Taycan marks an important milestone for the sportscar manufacturer. They are also taking the electric market seriously and are catering to the high end of the market. Looking at the prices for the South African market, it is the very high end of the market.
You will have to pay at least R2,586,000 for a Porsche Taycan in South Africa. The highest specified model will set you back R4,027,000.
The three models differ in terms of performance and battery range. The base model, called the 4S will deliver 320kW of power (522HP), which is boosted to 320kW for launch control. This will propel the 4S from 0-100km/h in four seconds, which is where the name comes from. It will have a range of about 300km.
Then you have the Porsche Taycan Turbo, which is a strange name given that there is no internal combustion engine or turbo charger in sight. Nevertheless, it will produce 460kW of power (670HP) for a sprint time of 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds. The Turbo will be capable of a range of 346km.
Lastly, the Turbo S will deliver a big punch from 560kW of power (750HP), which will give you massive acceleration from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, breaking that all-important three second mark. Its range comes in at a claimed 327km.
While the range of the new Porsche Taycan isn’t that impressive (the Tesla Model S P100D has a range of over 500km), the performance of the EV will entice many wealthy individuals to buy it. The big range in pricing will also gives the company a wider range of prospective buyers. Here is the full pricing listed below.