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Published on September 6th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Why is the Taycan called a Turbo when there is NO Turbo inside?

The Porsche Taycan has just been unveiled with all its tasty details and more. Two versions will be made available, the Turbo S and Turbo. Here is the strange issue we are having with its naming process. It’s called a Turbo which means there should be forced induction under the sleek hood. However, this is an all ELECTRIC VEHICLE.

So, where is the turbocharger unit in the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S?

The flagship Turbo S version of the Porsche Taycan can generate up to 560 kW (761 PS) overboost power in combination with Launch Control, and the Taycan Turbo up to 500 kW (680 PS). The Porsche Taycan Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo completes this sprint in 3.2 seconds.

The Turbo S has a range of up to 412 kilometres, and the Turbo a range of up to 450 kilometres (according to WLTP in each case). The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 260 km/h.

The Porsche Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts instead of the usual 400 volts for electric cars. This is a particular advantage for Taycan drivers on the road: in just over five minutes, the battery can be recharged using direct cur-rent (DC) from the high-power charging network for a range of up to 100 kilometres (according to WLTP).

The charging time for five to 80 percent SoC (state of charge) is 22.5 minutes for charging under ideal conditions, and the maximum charging power (peak) is 270 kW.

The overall capacity of the Performance Battery Plus is 93.4 kWh. Taycan drivers can comfortably charge their cars with up to eleven kW of alternating current (AC) at home.

Selling prices are at 185,456 euros and152,136 euros respectively in Germany, including country-specific equipment andVAT.


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