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Published on September 18th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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Porsche Taycan 4S, Turbo and Turbo S Launched in Malaysia

Sime Darby Auto Performance, the authorised importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, today launched the Porsche Taycan.

They’ve introduced all three currently available variants of the Taycan, which includes the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S.

For a limited time only, Sime Darby Auto Performance will throw in a 22 kW Porsche Mobile Charger Plus and the Porsche Home Energy Manager with every Taycan. The battery is covered under an eight-year warranty, but customers can opt to extend the vehicle warranties for up to fifteen years.

Deliveries are expected to commence by Q1 2021, by which time every Porsche Centre in Malaysia will be equipped with 175 kW DC chargers. Taycan owners will be able to FULLY charge their vehicles at the showroom in just 36 minutes.

Prices and specifications for each model is as follows:

Porsche Taycan 4S – RM725,000

The Taycan 4S can deliver up to 530PS (via overboost + Launch Control), and can complete the century sprint in just 4 seconds. It has a top speed of 250km/h and a range of 407km with the standard Performance Battery. Customers can option the Performance Battery Plus, which increases the maximum power output to 571PS and the range to 465km.

Porsche Taycan Turbo – RM999,000

The Taycan Turbo delivers up to 680PS (via Overboost with Launch Control) and has 850Nm of torque. It does 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds, has a range of 450km and a 260km/h top speed. Porsche Electric Sport Sound comes as standard.

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Porsche Taycan Turbo S – RM1,195,000

The flagshop Taycan Turbo S is capable of 761PS (via overboost with Launch Control) with 1050Nm of torque. 0-100km/h is completed in 2.8 seconds, with 412km of battery range and the same 260km/h top speed. Porsche Electric Sport Sound also comes as standard. The Taycan Turbo S also comes with the Sport Chrono Package.

Compare the stats more clearly below:

ModelTaycan 4STaycan TurboTaycan Turbo S
PriceRM725KRM999KRM1.195M
Power (via Overboost + Launch Control)530PS680PS761PS
Torque640Nm850Nm1050Nm
Range407km450km412km
Acceleration (0-100km/h)4s3.2s2.8s
Top Speed250km/h260km/h260km/h

Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) enters a new era of electromobility with the launch of the new Porsche Taycan, its first fully electric sports car. The four-door sports sedan is a thoroughbred Porsche, offering a golden combination of renowned Porsche performance and state-of-the-art technology with comprehensive everyday usability. 

The highly anticipated Taycan models will be available in Malaysia in three variants, the flagship Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S, with retail prices starting from RM 1,195,000.00, RM 999,000.00 and RM 725,000.00 respectively. 

Both the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo are at the cutting edge of Porsche E-Performance and are among the most powerful production models that the Porsche currently has in its product range. 

The profile of the driving modes in the new Taycan essentially follows the same philosophy as in the other Porsche model series. This is supplemented by special settings which enable optimum use of the purely electric drive. Sport Plus and Individual modes are part of the Sport Chrono Package, which comes as standard on the Taycan Turbo S.

Taycan customers will enjoy the same complimentary and comprehensive four-year maintenance and warranty programme offered for all Porsche cars by SDAP, with the battery covered under an eight-year warranty. Customers can opt to extend the vehicle warranties for up to fifteen years.

Even as a fully electric vehicle, the Taycan is a true sports car with breath-taking acceleration and typical sports car traction and handling. Its flagship variant, the Taycan Turbo S achieves the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 2.8 seconds, similar to its Formula E counterpart, the Porsche 99X. It is a true indication of the motorsport DNA inherent in the brand, and the knowledge transfer from motorsports to series production. 

Charging solutions for Taycan customers
As part of the ownership experience that Porsche is known for, SDAP will be offering intelligent and holistic charging solutions for Taycan owners, with equipment that includes a 22 kW Porsche Mobile Charger Plus and the Porsche Home Energy Manager, for a limited time only. 

In order to prepare for optimal charging experience, a home charge check will be performed to determine if the installation would be viable due to the variables in power availability and dwelling type of the homes of Taycan owners. Information such as the living and parking space situation, existing power connections and Internet availability is collected to check the basic prerequisites for using the Porsche charging equipment at the desired location. 

A full electrical and spatial check of the parking facilities at the location will be conducted by a certified service provider engaged by SDAP upon agreement by the customer of a home check. A post-report from the home visit will subsequently be generated to determine compatibility of the charging equipment and next steps for an optimal home charging process. 

“As we move into the new era of digital and electromobility, in line with the global strategy, we have designed our new Porsche Centre Ara Damansara to be future-ready with state-of-the-art technology. Coinciding with the launch of our first fully electric sports car, the Taycan, the new flagship centre is fully equipped to handle the latest battery technology repairs and maintenance and Malaysia’s first Direct Current (DC) high-performance chargers have also been installed across our dealer network. With first deliveries of the Taycan estimated to be in the first quarter of 2021, all Taycan owners can have peace of mind with these 175 kW DC chargers delivering a full charge in 36 minutes, giving you more than enough time to enjoy a nicely brewed cup of coffee at our Carrera Lounge,” said Christopher Hunter.

Performance meets efficiency
The flagship Taycan Turbo S 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 Taycan Turbo S generates up to 1,050 Nm of torque and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo reaches maximum torque of 850 Nm and completes this sprint in 3.2 seconds. The Turbo S has a range of up to 412 kilometres, while the Turbo has 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 Electric Sport Sound comes as standard, a unique acoustic accompaniment to dynamic driving.

As for the Taycan 4S, it reaches the century sprint in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. With the standard Performance Battery, it delivers up to 390 kW (530 PS) via overboost power in conjunction with Launch Control. This is increased to a maximum of 420 kW (571 PS) with the optional Performance Battery Plus. The Taycan 4S has an electrical range of up to 407 kilometres (WLTP) with the standard Performance Battery and 463 kilometres (WLTP) with the Performance Battery Plus.

The 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 36 minutes, the battery can be fully recharged using the available 175 kW direct current (DC) chargers from the high-power charging network for a range of over 400 km across all models. (according to WLTP). The overall capacity of the Performance Battery Plus is 93.4 kWh and can conduct higher currents, thus speeding up the charging process significantly. Taycan drivers can comfortably charge their cars with up to eleven kW of alternating current (AC) at home.

Additional background about the Taycan
Striking exterior features
Distinguishing features of the Taycan Turbo S fitted as standard includes the extremely lightweight Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), and exquisite carbon used in exterior elements like the door sill guards, sport design sideskirts and rear diffusor in louvered design. These are available options for the Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S. LED Matrix Headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) are equipped as standard for the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, while the Taycan 4S comes with LED Headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus).

Unique interior design
The original 911’s cleanly styled dashboard from 1963 was the inspiration for the Taycan. The freestanding 16.9-inch curved instrument cluster forms the highest point on the dashboard, while a central, 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display are combined to form an integrated glass band in a black-panel look. “Foot garages” – recesses in the battery in the rear footwell – ensure sitting comfort in the rear and allow the low sports car height.
An entire leather-free interior is fitted as standard for the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, and is an available option for the Taycan 4S. Interiors made from innovative recycled materials underscore the sustainable concept of the electric sports car. 

Sustainable production
The environmental sustainability journey begins with its production – the Taycan is manufactured in a carbon dioxide-neutral production facility. Moreover, Porsche requires its suppliers to meet environmental and human rights compliance standards as it introduced a sustainability rating to the supplier procurement process in 2019. As part of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), Porsche strives to ensure that the entire value chain for raw battery materials is both socially and environmentally sustainable.

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