An Uncompromising Need for Speed


October 8, 2021

Words by: Brandy Belitsky

Photography by: Porsche Canada

Porsche has gone electric with the luxurious Taycan 4S & we spoke with Porsche Canada's expert Jack Pask to get the specs

Porsche’s Taycan began as “The Mission E” which debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. After four years of perfecting the design, in 2019, the Taycan was born as the first purely electrically powered Porsche and was ready to break new ground in the best Porsche design tradition.

Quite literally, the Porsche of luxury electric vehicles, the Taycan has been turning heads since it’s unveiling, and for good reasons. The Taycan has broken several world records, including fastest indoor speed at 165 kilometers per hour and longest all-electric vehicle drift after completing a continuous, controlled drift for the length of a marathon. The Taycan has also set a lap record at the famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife for full electric sedans, completing the 20.6 kilometer lap in 7 minutes and 42 seconds.

Ideal for the everyday, the Taycan features a spacious interior and two luggage compartments, providing comfort and convenience for four.

Speaking of speed, The Taycan 4S is the first all electric production vehicle to be equipped with a two-speed transmission which can accelerate the Taycan from 0 to 100 in just four seconds flat with a top track speed of 250 kilometers per hour. The 750 hp over-boost power with Launch Control allows you to experience a standing start performance that can be repeatedly reproduced.

Speed however, is just one of the many amazing features of this all-electric vehicle. The Taycan 4S boasts an 800 volt battery which can charge from 5% to 80% in just 22.5 minutes, reducing the need to stop and charge and allowing you to cover long distances easily. Featuring a range rating of 365 kilometers with the Performance Battery Plus or 320 kilometers without that option.

Aside from the 4S, the Taycan is available in several other models including the Turbo and Turbo S, and the new Cross Turismo which is an all-terrain version with a larger rear cargo area.

Alongside the 17 exterior colours for the Taycan ranging from standard to metallic to special, perhaps the most significant visual difference is the striking Frozen Blue Metallic paint option only found on the 4S. 

Like all Porsche models, the customization options on the Taycan are endless. After choosing your model you can customize the colour and finish of nearly everything from the body colour to the dials on the dashboard. 

The interior on the Taycan 4S is also impressive. From the GT Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel and deep sporty seating position to the Porsche Advanced Cockpit with its innovative curved display, you will be riding in both comfort and style. If you’re choosing the Taycan for its eco-friendly features, you can also opt for a leather free vegan interior. 

Is the future of Porsche electric? You can count on it! Porsche expects at least 80% of its vehicles sold globally to be fully or partially electrified by 2030, setting a new standard for a greener future.

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