Although interest in the Porsche Taycan has been phenomenal, the company is updating the vehicle come September 2021. Approximately 20,000 Taycans have been delivered in the first half of this year, the same quantity the company sold the entire year of 2020!
For this update, prospective customers would be glad to know that the company has extended the Taycan’s real-world driving range plus a much larger selection of colours, including shades that were popular back in the 90s.
Thanks to extensive technological developments, real-world gains in driving range will be greater in day-to-day use. Porsche is not planning to re-homologate the Taycan so, on paper, the values will be the same.
Currently, the farthest travelling distance a Taycan model can achieve under the WLTP combined cycle is 484 km through the Taycan RWD model with optimised tyre and wheel sizes. It has up to 476 hp and can be specified with the large 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus while the standard battery delivers up to 431 km of range.
The range-topping Taycan Turbo S unleashes up to 761 hp and 1,050 Nm of torque to all four wheels, launching from standstill to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. With such performance, the range is also understandably compromised to just 415 km.
For a further range of up to 452 km, the Taycan Turbo trades a lower peak output to 680 hp and a higher century sprint time of 3.2 seconds. The Taycan 4S meanwhile has a maximum output of 571 hp and up to 464 km of range with a larger Performance Battery Plus fitted.
Porsche said in Normal and Range driving modes, the front electric motor is almost 100% decoupled and de-energised in the partial load range. Furthermore, no drive is transmitted to either axle when the car is coasting (freewheeling) or at a standstill, reducing drag losses.
The thermal management and charging functions have also been improved, increasing the battery temperature earlier for a faster and higher charging level. A new remote parking assist has also been made available in this updated Taycan. The driver can get out of the Taycan and command the car to park in parallel or perpendicular parking spaces from the smartphone app.
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As part of the continually developing personalisation strategy of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, the updated Taycan is also available with ‘Paint to Sample’ and ‘Paint to Sample Plus’. The first option allows painting with 65 additional colours, at present.
This includes the Rubystar Red (as photographed), Moonlight Blue Metallic, Acid Green, Riviera Blue and Viola Metallic colours that are so characteristic of the brand in the 90s and especially popular today on classics like the 964-generation cars.
‘Paint to Sample Plus’ meanwhile gives customers almost complete freedom in their choice of colour, even permitting them to match their new Taycan to their favourite accessory.
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For the interior, the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system now also includes Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Improvements have also been done to Voice Pilot voice assistant in understanding everyday language even better.