The Porsche Taycan has finally arrived and, this clip from Top Gear, we get the chance to see the electric sedan for the first time on video.
Aerodynamics have played a key factor in the design of the Taycan which, in Turbo guise, has a drag coefficient of just 0.22. Porsche was able to achieve such a low figure thanks to the vehicle’s sleek overall exterior design as well as the use of a completely flat underbody that even covers up the rear suspension components. The design of the wheels also aid in aerodynamics as do cooling ducts that close automatically when they are not needed.
The interior of the Taycan is also particularly nice and, on first impressions, certainly appears much more premium than its direct rival, the Tesla Model S.
For starters, there is a 16-inch wide curved instrument cluster unlike any other on the market. In the middle of the dashboard is a more conventional touchscreen where you can configure drive modes and change radio stations. Underneath is a third display for the climate control and, last but not least, there’s an (optional) fourth touchscreen display ahead of the front-seat passenger.
Porsche’s all-electric sports saloon will initially be sold in Turbo and Turbo S form. Both feature two electric motors, one at each axle, and deliver an identical 616 HP. However, when running on overboost, the Turbo pumps out 671 HP while the Turbo S climbs to 750 HP.
The public will have its first opportunity to see the new Taycan in the flesh at next week’s Frankfurt Auto Show.