The manufacturer adds a rear-wheel-drive modification to the Porsche Taycan lineup. It joins the Turbo S, Turbo and 4S versions.
Customers can choose from two battery packs. The standard 79.2-kWh Performance Battery delivers up to 300 kW (402 bhp) in overboost mode with Launch Control.
The optional 93.4-kWh Performance Battery Plus provides up to 350 kW (470 bhp). The driving range is up to 431 km or 484 km (268 mi or 301 mi), respectively, WLTP-rated.
The car accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 sec. The top speed is 230 km/h (143 mph) in both battery configurations.
The max charging capacity is up to 225 kW (Performance Battery) or 270 kW (Performance Battery Plus). Charging from 5 to 80 percent takes 22.5 minutes; the power for a further 100 km is achieved after only 5 min.
The first rear-wheel drive Taycans will be arriving at Europe’s dealerships from the mid-March 2021. Prices in Germany start from 83,520 euros including VAT.
The year of 2020 was successful for the Porsche Taycan. Global sales amounted to over 20,000 cars. In Norway, in particular, the Taycan accounts for 70 percent of all Porsches sold.
The model already received around 50 international awards, including in Germany, the USA, Great Britain, China.
The new rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan holds the Guinness World Record for the longest drift with an electric car. It drove sideways non-stop for exactly 42.171 km (26.204 miles).