Welcome to the 2020 Porsche EV!
For the 2020 model year, Porsche is planning to deliver the Taycan in two variants, the Turbo and the Turbo S. The Porsche Taycan Turbo begins at a base price of $150,900 whereas the Turbo S will begin at $185,000. So, to upgrade from Turbo to Turbo S, expect to spend an additional $34,100 before taxes. Although, there are incentives for purchasing EVs and going green. And, furthermore, with this Porsche, going green sounds good… real good! Now, let’s take a dive into the differences between these two models.
Taycan Turbo vs. Turbo S Specs
The Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S differ in a few ways, and not so much in others, such as AWD. Firstly, the Turbo S has a carbon fiber trim that stands out. Secondly, the S sports carbon ceramic brakes with 21” wheels. Thirdly, and lastly, the Turbo S has a larger front motor. Both vehicles have a normal driving mode with 617 horsepower. But, in overboost mode, the Turbo hits 671 horsepower while the Turbo S reaches 751 horsepower. Yep… the Turbo S has 80 more horsepower where it counts… in overboost.
Furthermore, the Turbo has 627 lb.-ft. of torque while the Turbo S boasts 774 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s almost 150 lb.-ft. difference… wow! Regardless of power, both cars max out around 162 mph top speed. So, let’s check those track times! The Taycan Turbo can reach 60 mph in only 3.2 seconds and finish a quarter mile in 11.1 seconds. On the other hand, the Turbo S hits 60 mph in only 2.6 seconds with a quarter mile time of 10.8 seconds. So, as expected, the Turbo S performs better on the track, or highway. Just think of it as an upgraded Mission E.
Which 2020 Taycan Variant is Better?
So, which Taycan is better? Obviously the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is the current crème of the crop. With a ton more horsepower and torque, this is no surprise… also an additional $34,100. Before concluding, let’s take a dive into the charging and mileage. Porsche claims the Taycan can go from 5 to 80% charge in only 22.5 minutes. This is due to a 350-kW 800-V DC setup. But, for the first year, Porsche will only offer 250-kW systems. On the mileage side, the Turbo will complete 237-280 miles per charge and the Turbo S roughly 241-256 miles. While the batteries provide most of the energy, this car also boasts regenerative brakes. Overall, the Taycan is an awesome car, regardless of which model makes it home to the garage.