The Porsche Taycan is now just a week out from its reveal, but new, critical information on the car appears to be surfacing almost every day now.
Autocar, posted a preview drive report of a Taycan prototype on Tuesday.
According to the publication, the two range-topping Taycan models will be called the Turbo and the Turbo S, despite neither model having an internal-combustion engine, much less an actual turbocharger.
Both have batteries rated above 90kWh and standard power outputs “substantially in excess” of 600 horsepower. The range-topping S variant will boast ceramic brakes, a stiffer setup, standard four-wheel steering and 21-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance tires. Both models will also have an overboost function lasting 2.5 seconds. With this activated, the S will produce a combine output of “well over” 700 horsepower and over 750 lb-ft of torque.
The flagship version of the Taycan will offer “violent” and “explosive” acceleration thanks to its monstrous instant torque. Naturally, the British magazine says Porsche’s first EV is tons of fun to drive, although not nearly as exciting as the all-conquering 911. One feature some customers might not like will be the sound enhancer, which will basically amplify the whine coming from the electric motors and send it through the speakers.