Porsche Taycan review – performance and 0-60 time

Turbo and Turbo S models have astonishing performance. The same can’t quite be said for lesser models

Acceleration times vary greatly depending on model, but aren’t battery pack dependent despite unlocking greater power figures. Standard Taycans will therefore reach 62mph in 5.4sec, with 4S models dropping that down to 4.0sec and the Turbo another notch down to 3.2sec.

The headline figures belong to the Turbo S though, which will do the deed in 2.8sec, a frankly ludicrous figure in a car that weighs 2295kg (all Taycans have a slight weight issue, with even the lightest base Taycan with the lower-capacity battery pack still topping 2035kg). Zero to 100mph arrives in 6.3sec, with the quarter mile dispatched in 10.8sec. Its top speed, however, is capped at 160mph.

These figures are also broadly consistent regardless of weather conditions, and not just available once, after some time-sapping battery preconditioning. Simply wait for the batteries to reach operating temperature of around 50deg C (achieved after around 15-20 minutes of regular driving), put your left foot on the brake, right foot on the throttle, wait for launch control to engage... and go for it. Up to ten consecutive times.

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