There are a couple of things we really love in life. One: Netflix. Because, you know. Awesome shows, including the upcoming Hyperdrive, produced by Charlize Theron.
Two: cruising down the highway of life in a stunning sports car.
And that’s something Porsche has excelled in since their inception. Porsche is a name synonymous with driving sport comfort. But what they have next is truly electrifying – we know, we use that pun a lot, but it really charges us up.
Because the all-new Porsche Taycon Turbo is an electric vehicle. There was a time you’d never believe the capability of an electric sports car. But developments since the time of Tesla (the company, not the science geek rode over* by Thomas Edison) have yielded a new strain of cars with the capability to really outrun the pack.
The Taycan takes you where you want to go… fast.
First, the most important specs. It has a function called Launch Control. It’s a space agency-like name that gives you a clue to the acceleration of this beast. 0 to 100 kilometres… in 3.2 seconds. Some specifications actually have it at 2.8 seconds. That is one of the few cars which would give a cheetah a run for its money in a sprint race. But this model you might need to import from Europe.
It sure has a lot of power. 500 kW of it to be exactly and Overboost Power with the previously mentioned Launch Control of up to 680 PS.
If you want to imagine what that looks like, pretend you’re standing by a road and then there’s a blur and then… nothing other than dust settling.
Also, visibility is important for a vehicle like this, which you might be attempted to drive faster than you’re actually allowed to (we do not approve of this, but understand what a caged jaguar must feel like). So it’s a good thing it has four-point LED headlights. That’s useful because LED lets it shine bright for far less energy consumption.
It also has a pretty nifty back light – coloured red like a Sith’s lightsabre. We make that reference because that’s exactly what it looks like when you turn on the car and the lights… that backlight almost “ignites” like a lightsabre does. Doesn’t include the sound effects though. But, it’s pretty spectacular, actually.
Then there’s the 16.8-inched curved display – chockful of the latest improvements to infotainment and with all the driving information you could possible want.
The bare essentials as to what powers this vehicle is an 800-volt Performance Battery Plus, which is basically what gives it its edge on the road. The drivetrain is easily able to draw on this power and deliver on the kind of sporty speed and handling you’d expect from a Porsche. It is a permanent magnet synchronous machine. Which means that the car’s rotor rotates at the same speed as the magnetic field.
So essentially a car that’s like a Zen master: its at one with itself.
And you’ll be one with it when (if) you decide to buy one.