Porsche Taycan, the electric supercar debuts in Milan

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The zero-emission supercar boasts active aerodynamics combined with the most sophisticated electrical mechanics on the market.

The new Porsche Taycan, first 100% electric supercar of the House of Zuffenhausen and without a shadow of a doubt the most discussed model ever of the noble German brand. The Taycan can already be ordered and the first deliveries will start in 2020, but in the meantime an example of the Taycan, declined in the more thrilling version called Turbo S, was presented in Milan on the occasion of a dedicated event.

Even if some purists of the brand may turn up their noses, as the top of the brand assure the Taycan will offer a very high driving pleasure, in line with the Porsche spirit. It is no coincidence that the former Formula 1 driver also participated in the development of the car Mark Webber, able to refine the driving of the zero-emission racing car between the curbs of a track.

Active aerodynamics

The Taycan is a real concentrate of technology, starting from the care and attention paid to its refined aerodynamics. The front view features particular slits and air pears baptized “Air Courtain”, Capable of directing the air flows towards the wheel arches, with the aim of optimizing turbulence.

Not even the system is overshadowed Porsche Active Aerodynamics which uses an active rear wing that varies its position with the aim of allowing the car to optimize its handling when dealing with curves and hairpin bends.

Zero emission power

Obviously the most interesting part and that attracts the greatest curiosity remains the electric powertrain that equips this Taycan Turbo S. Under the skin we find two three-phase synchronous drive units, respectively positioned one per axis, which allow to release an overall power of well 761 hp and 850 Nm of maximum torque. The rear, on the other hand, houses an innovative double-ratio automatic transmission

According to its claimed performance, the Taycan Turbo S literally burns the sprint from 0 to 100km / h in just 2.8 seconds, while the maximum speed was electronically limited to 260 km / h. The Taycan’s performance is kept at bay by the powerful braking system Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), with discs made of ultra-light alloy and tungsten coated to increase resistance.


Also according to the data released by the manufacturer, driving on a mixed route is possible to travel up to 327 km. There is also an energy recovery system dedicated to the battery pack from 93.5 kWh.

As an example, if you decelerate from 200 to 0 km / h you can recover up to 4 km of autonomy. As for the charging times, using the charging column from 11 kW of power called Porsche Home Energy Manager who works independently from the home meter, it is possible to make a full charge in less than 9 hours. If, on the other hand, the normal domestic socket is used, it takes 28 hours.


The new Porsche Taycan Turbo S can already be ordered directly on the official website of the German house at a starting price from 190,977 euros.


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