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Porsche Taycan : A Porsche for the electric age

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A futuristic electric car, the Porche Taycan merges the pure spirit of the renowned German sports car maker with the latest technologies pertaining to electric mobility for premium sports car classes.اضافة اعلان

Designed with a mantra that evolved from the Bauhaus “form follows function” doctrine, the Taycan is epically fluid due to its aerodynamics — which impacts performance and speed. In fact, it is the most aerodynamic Porsche in production today, if not in the brand’s entire history.

The silhouette of the Taycan is truly Porsche. It reflects the spirit of the legendary 911 from the side view, and although the Taycan is a four-door Grand Turismo, it almost looks like a coupe.

The front end is unique and new in its elements but remains all Porsche, with high-tech LED and extremely powerful headlights, coupled with many conveniently positioned air vents. The rear is also attractive with a continuous red LED line and an illuminated Porsche logo embedded in the light.

The Taycan is a very spacious sports car, which provides more space for the rear seats and 366 liters of storage space. The car is lower, with a height of 1,380mm and a width of 1,966mm, which gives it a noticeably sporty look from the front.

The sports look is highlighted by the sloping engine cover reminiscent of the design of the first generations of 911 cars and provides an additional 81 liters of load space.

Another distinct design feature is that the charging point covers on both sides are well-positioned and easy to open and close, showing the typical intuitive design and engineering. Speaking of charging, it’s available for free through a network of charging points around Amman.

The eccentric geniuses of the engineering department of Porsche in Weisach had the upper hand during the development phases of the Taycan. The whole body, first and foremost, serves the performance needs of the sports car, proven with amazing airflow control that has been carefully placed. Even the alloy wheel design serves as a downforce and airflow element.

The attention to every detail here is mind-blowing, and it shows why Porsches are in a class of their own when it comes to engineering.

The interior of the Taycan is no less impressive than the exterior. The interior combines Porsche’s unique heritage with the latest cutting-edge technologies, iconic elements of the Porsche cabins, and dashboards.

The design of the Taycan’s 16.8-inch independent dashboard curved above the steering column was inspired by the design of the front instrument panel design in 1963 models. It includes four display modes that the driver can choose from. The upper and lower portions of the front dashboard span the vehicle’s entire width in the form of a spoiler and feature a 10.9-inch central infotainment system display and an optional front passenger seat display.

The Taycan is available in various models, including the Taycan 4S, the Taycan Turbo S, the Taycan Turbo, and the GTS.

The Taycan Turbo S, the Taycan Turbo, and the GTS models come equipped with a “performance plus” biplane battery with a total capacity of 93.4 kilowatts/hour (kWh) as standard. Owners of the Taycan and the 4S can also obtain the “performance plus” biplane battery at an additional cost to enhance the vehicle’s power and efficiency.

As per Porsche’s official numbers, the Taycan Turbo S, which we have tested, matches the acceleration time of the legendary Porsche 911 GT2 RS, going from zero to 100km per hour in just 2.8 seconds, while the Turbo model achieves this acceleration in 2.3 seconds, and the 4S achieves it in 4 seconds.

The Turbo S model is one of the most powerful Porsche models that entered the production line, with a power of 761hp with Launch Control, while the engine capacity of the Turbo model is 680hp, and the 4S model. It produces 571 horsepower when equipped with the Performance Plus battery.

This superior power comes from two high-performance synchronous motors on the front and rear axles, making the four-door saloon an all-wheel-drive vehicle. Performance is enhanced by a two-speed transmission on the rear axle, the world’s first in an electric vehicle, enabling acceleration in a very short time and at high speed.

The electric all-wheel-drive system is mated to the variable torque distribution system and the intelligent Porsche Traction Management all-wheel-drive system. The Taycan Turbo and Turbo S models share the same top speed, which is 260km per hour. The maximum speed of the Taycan 4S is 250km per hour.

According to the new World Standardized Test for Light Vehicles, the three Taycan models have a long-range after a single charge, as the Taycan 4S can travel up to 463km after a single charge with the Performance Plus battery, followed by the Turbo model with 450km and the Turbo S with 412km.

Porsche claims that the average daily commute in the Kingdom ranges from 20km to 50km, and the car will not need to be charged during the normal workweek for most drivers.

With a starting price tag of around JD115,000 the Taycan is an extremely selective choice in Jordan, attracting premium sports car buyers who are eager to join the electric age.

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