While the Kia Telluride may have been crowned as the 2020 World Car of the Year by the World Car Awards, Porsche’s first electric vehicle (EV) has also been recognized as the 2020 World Luxury Car and 2020 World Performance car—a double win for the Porsche Taycan.
This is the sixth win for Porsche in the World Performance Car category having previously won the class in 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2006. It is the first win for Porsche in the World Luxury Car category.
“The Porsche Taycan was designed with a clear purpose: To show that an electric car could provide the performance, driving pleasure and everyday comfort and usability that characterizes every Porsche. We are very proud that the international jury of the World Car Awards believes that we have succeeded”, said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board, Porsche AG.
At the end of 2019, Porsche Philippines officially announced that the Porsche Taycan is set to make its Philippine debut in early 2020. However, due to recent events brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, we assume that its Philippine launch will be delayed.
Globally, the Porsche Taycan is available in three variants: Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan 4S.
The flagship Taycan Turbo S version can generate up to 761 hp and has a combined power consumption of 26.9 kWh/100 km. With this configuration, the Taycan Turbo S can accelerate from zero to 100 kph in as little as 2.8 seconds and its driving range is rated at up to 412 kilometers in the WLTP cycle.
The Taycan Turbo can deliver up to 680 hp and has a combined power consumption of 26.0 kWh/100 km. It can sprint from zero to 100 kph in just 3.2 seconds and has a range of up to 450 kilometers. The top speed of the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo is 260 km/h.
Recently joining the two versions is the Taycan 4S—the model range’s entry-level variant. Available in the Taycan 4S are two battery sizes: the Performance battery and Performance battery Plus.
The standard Performance battery can put out as much as 530 hp and has a combined power consumption of 24.6 kWh/100 km. The driving range is estimated at 407 kilometers. Meanwhile, the Taycan 4S’s Performance battery Plus can produce up to 571 hp and has a combined electrical power consumption of 25.6 kWh/100 km. When fully charged, it can travel up to 463 kilometers. Whichever battery system is chosen, the Taycan 4S accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds.