Right after its unveiling at Niagara Falls, a blue Porsche Taycan Turbo took off for New York City, embarking on a 408-mile (656 km) drive that featured multiple real world challenges, such as rainy conditions and heavy traffic.
This is also being billed as the first ever road excursion by a production standard fully undisguised Taycan in the United States.
Its first stop was at an Electrify America charging station in Bloomsburg, PA, after having already traveled for 250 miles (405 km).
At that point, the trip computer indicated that the Porsche EV had 39 miles (62 km) of remaining range, so it was definitely time for some extra juice. The car spent just 24 minutes docked to the charger, in which the battery went from 14% to 85%. After that, the Taycan easily completed the remaining 158 miles (254 km), arriving in New York City for the very first time.
“It’s fantastic to see the Taycan take to the road in its final form for the first time, and to demonstrate its ability to cover big miles in complete comfort,” said Taycan product line VP, Stefan Weckbach. “Of course, many owners will use their Taycan the way a Porsche is designed to be used – to be driven hard. The car is more than up to this challenge. At the moment, this is the one and only Taycan undisguised and on the road in the US. I can’t wait for it to reach customer’s hands and for many more to hit the roads around the world.”
As previously stated, the model used for the trip was the Turbo variant which, unlike the Turbo S, can “only” muster a peak output of 671 HP (680 PS) with Overboost. In a straight line, it can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3 seconds flat, and 124 mph (200 km/h) in 10.6 seconds. Top speed is 161 mph (260 km/h).
U.S. deliveries for the Porsche Taycan are scheduled to commence in December.