With its scheduled arrival last year delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, PGA Cars was able to bring the much-awaited model this year, and revealed that the deliveries for the model have surpassed forecast.
With the latest iteration coming loaded with features, the introduction of the new version for the Porsche Taycan is expected to bolster demand for the four-door sports car.
Engineered with Porsche 911’s classic rear-engine/rear-drive layout, the new Taycan is equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PSM) on the rear axle, showing the performance and handling that the Porsche DNA can only provide. This is paired with a two-speed transmission and a performance battery.
Unlike other EVs using a 400-volt system, the Taycan operates on an 800-volt system for consistent high performance, short charging times, and less weight and space for the system’s cabling. The powertrain is able to pump out more than 402 horsepower and can speed up from zero-100kph hour in 5.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 230kph.
On the 800-volt system, the latest Taycan can be charged from five to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes when using a 175kW DC charger. A fully juiced-up Taycan can cover up to 431 kilometers under ideal conditions (according to WLTP standards).
The latest model for Taycan sits on 20-inch Taycan Turbo Aero wheels with black anodized brake calipers. Its front apron, side sills and rear diffuser are finished in black. Coming as standard in every Porsche Taycan are LED headlights, as well as six-piston brakes in front and four-piston brakes at the rear.
The new Taycan’s cabin has a 4+1 seating layout and its cockpit is has a 16.8-inch free-standing curved instrument cluster, a central 10.9-inch infotainment display, and another display for the front passenger—an optional equipment which Porsche Philippines ordered for the new Taycan.
Complementing the digitalized dashboard and cabin features are 14-way power adjustment front seats, a Bose Surround Sound system; four-zone climate control; Park Assist with a reverse camera, an ionizer to clean the air in the cabin, ambient lighting, and Porsche Electric Sport Sound, which modulates the natural sound emitted by the car’s electric powertrain. The Taycan has luggage compartments in front and rear.
Like all Taycan variants, the new model has two charging ports located in each of its front fenders. To be plugged into either of the ports is the Porsche Mobile Charger Connect, which is currently set up locally for up to 11 kW but in the future will be available for up to 22 kW of alternating current (AC). Both charging ports are covered by electrically operated doors that slide open or close via a simple hand gesture—a special feature specified by Porsche Philippines.
The new Taycan also has Porsche 4D Chassis Control that synchronizes all chassis systems in real time. The latest model is equipped with adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology, which is supplemented by the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), electronic damper control system.
Photos from Porsche Philippines