The turbo model of the Porsche Taycan has been launched in Korea, attracting not only customers who are new to electric vehicles, but also customers who are familiar with existing electric vehicles. This is a trim located between the Turbo S and 4S, the most high-performance models of the Taycan series, and has the advantages of the Taycan, such as excellent acceleration, traction of a sports car, and continuously available output.
Consumers who are usually interested in Porsche will be well aware of the potential of the Taycan. A typical consumer can enjoy satisfactory performance with just the 4S, but human greed knows no bounds. The Taycan Turbo is ready for consumers who want hotter performance.
As the name suggests, the Taycan Turbo, recently introduced by Porsche Korea, is a high-performance model that can maximize the performance of the Taycan. Like the top trim Turbo S, the performance battery plus with a total capacity of 93.4 kWh is installed as standard.
When using the launch control, the maximum output is 680 horsepower and the overboost output takes just 3.2 seconds to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h, and the top speed is 260 km/h. With one acceleration performance, it has a running performance that will never be inferior to any other supercar.
The Taycan Turbo is equipped with an 800V voltage system instead of the usual 400V of conventional electric vehicles. Using DC Energy, a fast-charging network, it can travel up to 100 km in just 5 minutes of charging. Under optimal conditions, the battery can be charged from 5% to 80% in 22.5 minutes with a maximum output of 270kW.
It would be great news that fast charging is possible for electric vehicles that can be subject to mileage and charging stress. Porsche has been working hard to create an all-time electric sports car capable of performance, efficiency and fast charging, and the Taycan was born.
To understand the high performance of the Taycan Turbo, we must first look at the drive system. One electric motor is mounted on each of the front and rear axles to realize a four-wheel drive system. While driving, thanks to the help of the PSM, it demonstrates excellent driving feel and efficiency at the same time.
One of the special features of the electric motor applied to the Taycan Turbo is a stator coil called hairpin winding, which increases power and torque by incorporating more copper into the stator while maintaining the size of the motor. Porsche-like novel idea. The two-speed transmission on the rear axle is also an innovative element for electric vehicles, with the first gear transmitting acceleration when starting from a standstill, and the second gear ensuring high efficiency and power even at high speeds.
The Taycan chassis uses a centralized networked control system. The integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control analyzes and synchronizes all chassis systems in real time. It is one of the many reasons why it has always been able to boast accurate and fast movement performance.
Innovative chassis systems include adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology including PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) electronic damper control, as well as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus). Control Sport, PDCC Sport) and electromechanical roll stabilization systems.
The Taycan’s interior has been reinterpreted with a modern design inspired by the dashboard of the original 911 from 1963. The new cockpit with a clear structure and a completely new architecture also emphasizes the beginning of a new era. In particular, the independent curved instrument cluster located at the highest point of the dashboard is focused towards the driver, while the central 10.9-inch infotainment display and the optional front passenger display are combined with an integrated glass band with a black panel look.
The leather-free interior with innovative materials is also a new feature, highlighting the sustainable mobility concept of the electric sports car. ‘Foot Garage’ provides a comfortable rear seat while maintaining the low profile of a typical sports car. Two luggage compartments are also available.
The Taycan Turbo is equipped with 20-inch Taycan Turbo Aero wheels and high-performance Porsche Surface Coated brakes as standard. artilleryLECHE DYNAMIC LIGHT SYSTEM PLUSEquipment such as LED matrix headlights, a multifunctional sports steering wheel, leather interior and 14-way electrically adjustable comfort seats are all standard.
providing a rich sound The BOSE® Surround Sound System consists of 14 speakers and 14 amplifier channels, including a subwoofer, with a total output of 710 watts. The Taycan Turbo, released in Korea, can choose one of two models, a 4-seater and a 5-seater, and is priced at KRW 195.5 million. If you are curious about high-performance electric vehicles, you can visit the Autostadt exhibition center nearby.
writing Journalist Jaehan Kim (visiting editor at Autostadt)