Last month Porsche’s new electric sports car premiered simultaneously on three continents. Now, Porsche presents the entry-level version with the introduction of the Taycan 4S, complementing the Taycan Turbo S and the Taycan Turbo.
The new model is available with two battery sizes – the Performance and the Performance Plus. With the Performance battery, the Taycan 4S generates up to 530 hp (390 kW) overboost power. With the Performance Plus, it delivers up to 571 hp (420 kW). In both variants, the Taycan 4S accelerates from a standing start to 100 kph in 4.0 seconds, with a top speed of 250 kph in both cases. The range is up to 407 kilometres with the Performance battery and up to 463 kilometres with the Performance battery Plus – the highest value of the current Taycan range.
Innovative drive machines and dynamic performance: The Taycan 4S features breathtaking acceleration, tractive power typical of sports cars and continuously available power. With two permanently excited synchronous machines on the front and rear axles making the model all-wheel drive, as well as a two-speed transmission on the rear axle, the drive architecture comprises the same main features as the other two Taycan models. The same also applies to the intelligent charging management and exemplary aerodynamics. With a cd value from 0.22, the aerodynamics makes a significant contribution to low energy consumption and range.
Puristic exterior design with Porsche DNA: With its clear, puristic design, the Taycan signals the beginning of a new era. At the same time, it retains the unmistakable Porsche design DNA. From the front, it looks particularly wide and flat with highly contoured wings. The silhouette is shaped by the sporty roofline sloping down to the rear. The highly sculpted side sections are also characteristic. The sleek cabin, the drawn-in rear C-pillar and the pronounced shoulders of the wings result in a sharply emphasised rear, typical of the brand. There are also innovative elements such as the glass-effect Porsche logo, which has been integrated into the light bar at the rear.
Distinguishing features of the Taycan 4S compared with the Turbo and Turbo S include the aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan S Aero wheels and the red-painted brake callipers. The front apron with new geometry, side sills and rear diffuser in black ensure further visual differentiation. LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) are equipped as standard.
Unique interior design with a wide display band: The cockpit also signals the start of a new era with its clear structure and completely new architecture. The free-standing, curved instrument cluster forms the highest point on the dashboard. This places a clear focus on the driver axis, meanwhile, a central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display are combined to form an integrated glass band in a black-panel look.
As standard, the Taycan 4S comes with a partial leather interior as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electrical adjustment. And now, with the Taycan, Porsche also offers an entirely leather-free interior for the first time highlighting the sustainable concept of the electric sports car.
Centrally networked chassis systems: Porsche uses a centrally networked control system for the Taycan chassis. The integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control analyses and synchronises all chassis systems in real-time. As standard, the Taycan 4S features adaptive air suspension including electronic damper control PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management).
The latest addition to the model range has large six-piston fixed-calliper brakes on the front axle with internally vented cast iron brake discs. Four-piston brakes are used on the rear axle. The brake callipers of the brake system are painted red.
More information about Porsche in Doha is available at the Porsche Centre Qatar. The Porsche Centre Doha (Al Boraq Auto) on The Pearl-Qatar will be pleased to arrange a test drive of any of its sports cars and sporty SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 4459 9666 or visit their website.