Porsche Taycan – OverviewThe Porsche Taycan (pronounced tie-khan) debuted in 2020, and immediately tore apart the stigma that electric vehicles are dull machines for tree worshippers. Porsche’s first EV (well, after the P1 in 1898) is the herald of a new age for the marque, and it will be a good future if they perform and look like the Taycan. In 2020, over 20,000 Taycans were delivered, which represented 7.4% of Porsche’s total sales volume.
There are a total of 5 variants available globally, with 3 sub-variants. The variants are the Taycan, Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S. The Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S all have a Cross Turismo body option (fancy speak for wagon), while the Taycan and Taycan 4 Cross Turismo are the only body options for their respective variants.
Interestingly, Taycan roughly translates from Turkish as ‘lively young horse’, which is a reference to the Stuttgart coat of arms on the Porsche crest. It also shares the same underpinnings as Audi’s e-tron GT.