Last updated on April 22nd, 2020 at 11:35 am
Porsche has just announced the Taycan 4S, an entry-level all-electric sports car that's significantly cheaper than the Turbo and Turbo S. The new EV shares the same design characteristics as the other models in the range, however, delivers up to 420 kW of power as opposed to the 500 kW and 560 kW of the Turbo and Turbo S, respectively.
Porsche's new entry-level car comes with a 79.2 kWh ‘Performance Battery' pack as standard giving it a quoted WLTP range of 206-252 miles on a single charge. There's an option of getting the larger 93.4 kWh ‘Performance Battery Plus' pack, which takes the car's range up to 239-287 miles.
Despite being a lower-tier model, the Taycan 4S will hit 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds – a little slower than the Turbo and Turbo S that manage to reach 60 mph in just 3.2 and 2.8 seconds, respectively. Likewise, its top speed is limited to 155 mph, a fraction slower than the 161 mph offered by the other two models.
Elsewhere, they share a lot of the same components, such as the brakes and the cars' charging systems. What about the price? Well, the new entry-level Porsche can be yours for £83,367, with the ‘Performance Battery Plus' model taking it up to £87,980. That's not cheap but it's far more affordable than the Turbo and Turbo S that start from £115,858 and £138,826, respectively.
The Taycans can be immediately ordered through Porsche's website; deliveries are expected in early 2020.