Porsche just revealed the version of its stunning $153,510 electric Tesla rival that you can actually buy — here's what it looks like

PorscheThe Porsche Taycan Turbo.
  • Porsche on Wednesday unveiled the production versions of its first fully electric sports car, the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S.
  • The Taycan Turbo starts at $US153,510, while the Taycan Turbo S starts at $US187,610.
  • Deliveries will begin before the end of this year.
  • The Turbo S model will have 750 horsepower and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.6 seconds, while the cheaper Turbo model will have 670 horsepower and a 0-60 time of three seconds, Porsche says.
  • Porsche says it hasn’t released the official US range estimate for either trim yet because it’s still waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to finishing testing.
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Porsche on Wednesday unveiled production versions of its first fully electric sports car, the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S.

The vehicles will compete against the high-end trims of Tesla’s Model S sedan, and deliveries will begin before the end of this year.

Here’s what you need to know about the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S.


Each trim will have two motors and a standard all-wheel-drive configuration.

PorscheThe Porsche Taycan Turbo.

They will be able to reach a top speed of 161 mph, Porsche says.

PorscheThe Taycan Turbo.

They will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds or less.

PorscheThe Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

The Taycan Turbo will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds, while the Taycan Turbo S can do the same in 2.6 seconds, according to Porsche.


The more expensive Turbo S model has up to 750 horsepower, while the cheaper Turbo model comes with 670.

PorscheThe Taycan Turbo S.

The Taycan Turbo will be able to produce a maximum of 670 horsepower, while the Taycan Turbo S will top out at 750, Porsche says.


Torque will top out at 774 pound-feet.

PorscheThe Taycan Turbo S.

According to Porsche, the Taycan Turbo will be able to produce 626 pound-feet of torque, while the Taycan Turbo S will be able to produce 774 pound-feet of torque.


Each trim will have a 93-kilowatt-hour battery.

PorscheThe Taycan Turbo S.

But Porsche says it hasn’t released the official US range estimate for either trim yet because it’s still waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to finishing testing.

PorscheThe Taycan Turbo S.

According to the European testing cycle, which tends to be more generous than the EPA’s, the Taycan Turbo S will have a range of up to 256 miles, while the Taycan Turbo will have a range of up to 280 miles.


The Taycan Turbo starts at $US153,510, while the Taycan Turbo S starts at $US187,610.

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The starting prices will eventually be lowered to $US150,900 and $US185,000, Porsche says.

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Porsche said it would also release less powerful — and likely less expensive — versions of the Taycan later this year.

PorscheThe Taycan Turbo.

Porsche says the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S will be able to charge from 5% to 80% in 22.5 minutes “under ideal conditions.”

PorscheThe Taycan Turbo S.

Here’s what the charge port looks like.

PorscheThe Taycan Turbo S.

The dashboard looks much like a standard Porsche dashboard, but many of the controls have been moved to the touchscreens.

PorscheThe interior of the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S.

The Taycan Turbo and the Turbo S will have a 16.8-inch digital instrument panel, a 10.9-inch infotainment screen, and an 8.4-inch touchpad below the screen for climate settings.


The Taycan’s instrument panel was inspired by that of the original Porsche 911.

PorscheThe interior of the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S.

Drivers will have four display options to highlight speed, power, or navigation.


Many functions that would traditionally be controlled with switches or buttons will instead be controlled with a touchpad, a screen, or voice commands.

PorscheThe interior of the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S.

The vehicles will also integrate Apple Music into their infotainment systems, Porsche says.


Customers will be able to choose between two kinds of leather or “Race-Tex,” a leather-free option made of microfibers.

PorscheThe interior of the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S.

Deliveries will begin before the end of this year.

PorscheThe Taycan Turbo S.

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