Porsche Taycan Turbo S India Review

Let’s start with that suffix. ‘Turbo S’ in Porsche speak translates to fast, agile, surgically precise and loud. And the Taycan is all but the last bit. 

Powering it is a 93.4kWh battery pack doling out energy to twin electric motors putting out up to 761hp and 1,050Nm via a 2-speed gearbox sitting on the rear axle.  

And since the torque is available from the word go, and at all four wheels, the neck-snapping acceleration never fails to bring a smile to your face. 

With launch control, it catapults from 0-100kph in just 2.8sec and can carry on till up to 260kph. Straight line speed is staggering, and only a highly tuned ICE car can give it a run for its money.  

The first gear with a short ratio helps with the launch, while the second gear with a taller ratio acts as an overdrive at high speeds in order to prevent any dip in power. 

There are drive modes too: Range, Normal, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual, and they change the car’s characteristics depending on how vicious you want it to be. 

‘Range’ mode, in the quest for maximum kilometres per kWh, chokes the power and performance, and the AC switches to a low-powered Economy mode to help save juice. 

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