Will Porsche's New Taycan Outperform Expectations?

On March 11, the new Porsche Taycan made its global debut. Since its first appearance in 2019, the Taycan has undergone comprehensive technical optimization to satisfy ever-increasing market expectations and technical standards.

In terms of range, thanks to its more efficient energy management system, the new Taycan achieves a maximum range of 693 kilometers (according to WLTP urban conditions). In addition, the new Taycan is equipped with the Porsche Active Ride system, providing various driving modes to accommodate different driving conditions.

The new Taycan is available in 7 versions, including sports sedans and Cross Turismo body designs, and is expected to open for reservations in mid-April. The new Taycan has a well-rounded standard configuration, including a BOSE® surround sound system, heated front seats, a wireless charging tray for smartphones, etc., and also provides a range of advanced driver assistance systems.

In order to better serve the Chinese market, the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system has launched a localized app store.

In terms of performance, the Taycan Turbo GT equipped with the Weissach Package broke the track record for the fastest lap speed for a production EV at the Laguna Seca track in the United States. The system output power of the Taycan Turbo S reaches as high as 700 kW (952 PS), and the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h is an astonishing 2.4 seconds.

In charging technology, the new Taycan supports a fast-charging power of up to 320 kW, thanks to its 800 V DC charging system and the next-generation high-performance battery whose total capacity has been increased from 93 kWh to 105 kWh, greatly reducing the fast-charging time.

The new Taycan has been optimized in terms of power transmission systems, motors, pulse inverters, software, batteries, thermal management systems, heat pumps, energy recovery, and four-wheel driving strategies. All models come standard with an Adaptive Air Suspension system, and the Porsche Active Ride suspension system is available as an option.In terms of exterior design, the new Taycan has been updated at the front and rear. The headlights employ high-resolution LED technology, and the Porsche logo in the taillights adopts an innovative 3D glass design. The unique Turbonite trim color brings more personalized exterior and interior options for Turbo and Turbo S models.

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