2020 Porsche Taycan is ready to tackle Tesla
2020 Porsche Taycan is ready to tackle Tesla
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2020 Porsche Taycan is ready to tackle Tesla

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[MUSIC] For years now, we've heard about various Tesla Fighters but nothing is really materialized to take on those high horse power high cost vehicles. Until now this is the 20 20 Porsche taken. Consider the battle underway. Just because it's Porsche's first battery electric vehicle does not mean Porsche didn't stay true to its family values. Let's take the exterior for example out back. There is a single LCD strip that spans the width of the entire vehicle and up front. There are some very pronounced fenders. Both of which bear more than a passing resemblance to the latest iteration of Porsche 911. The front end is fairly different, rocking a set of headlights that were more or less plucked directly from its conceptual forbearer, the Mission E. But on the whole, it's sleek, it's aggressive, and it's definitely a Porsche. Now if you thought the outside looked like the damn future, wait until you peak inward. Directly in front of the driver, is a massive 16.8 inch screen with touch controls on either side. And just to the right of that is yet another pair of screens, the top one dealing with infotainment duties, while the bottom one deals with climate control. Now of course, that's not enough screen, so there is one more to its right, and it's just for the passengers, that allows them to pick their own music or set their destiny. Nations. It's pretty cool stuff. But you're not here to wax poetic about screens you want to know what this thing will do out on the road. And when the tycoon launches later this year it'll come in two distinct flavors Turbo and Turbo S. In its most powerful form. The take on Turbo S will put out 750 horsepower and 774 pound feet of talk and it's overdue setting. That say allows it to reach 60 miles an hour in about 2.6 seconds or do it 10.8 second quarter mile. So I'm pretty good. But even better is Porsche says this is repeatable performance. It's not going to go into some save everything lint mode after just a couple minutes of fun. We don't have Official US EPA specs for the tie cons range just yet. We do have Porsches, internal European WLTP estimation The Turbo, the more base of the two models, should get about 279 miles to a charge, while the Turbo S exchanges some of that range for a little more fun, dropping to about 256 miles. That's really not too bad, but it is kind of a little more liberal estimate than U.S. EPA, so expect those numbers to be a little lower in the. In the US. Now let's talk about charge. Push 800 volt electric architecture allows it to go from 5% to 80% charge in just 22 minutes at 270 kilowatts. Some pretty stuff, best of all a lot of owners won't be paying for it. Every single [UNKNOWN] in the US comes with 3 30 minutes charges from any electric American station stationed around the country. Pretty nice perk. Now you might be wondering, how much one of these things will cost you. I hate to say it but the answer is a lot. The tie con turbo when it debuts later this year will start at $150,900, and the tie con Turbo S is even more dear at $185,000. Now that is a hefty price to pay, but given the fact that Turbo and Turbo S aren't usually the base trims of any Porsche, it's pretty reasonable to expect there will be some lower-cost variance in the future. But for now, Porsche decided to come out the gate swinging. Put up your dukes, Elon.

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