The entry-level Porsche Taycan is now available at South African dealerships, and is the first affordable electrical vehicle by the automaker to hit the local market.
It is 359 000 cheaper than the current S4 model, and offers two battery packs – a standard 79.2 kWh “Performance Battery” delivering up to 300kW in “overboost” mode with Launch Control, or an optional (R137 360) 93.4kWh “Performance Battery Plus” that amps output up to 350kW.
The former allows the Taycan to reach distances of up to 431km, while the latter goes up to 484km. Both batteries can be charged from five to 80% state of charge in 22.5 minutes under ideal conditions.
Steel-sprung suspension comes as a standard fit, but customers into more versatility do have the choice of upgrading to the optional – R51 820 – adaptive air suspension that sports three-chamber technology and the advanced Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damper control system.
Pricing for the new Porsche Taycan starts at R2 227 000 with a three-year Driveplan.