Porsche Taycan 2024: improved in almost every aspect

Cars
May 21, 2024

Porsche has given the Taycan a particularly extensive update. The new versions have more power, more range, accelerate quicker and charge faster with greater stability.

Porsche has also sharpened the design and more strongly differentiated the Turbo models. All Taycan versions feature an even more extensive standard equipment list and come with the latest generation of the Porsche Driver Experience with an improved display and control concept.

All three body variants will feature the numerous modifications from the date of launch – the Taycan sports sedan, the versatile Taycan Cross Turismo, which is available with an off-road package, and the sporting-yet-practical Taycan Sport Turismo. In each case four powertrain options are available, with rear- and all-wheel drive variants. The revised versions will arrive at Porsche Centres from the spring of 2024.

On the path to series production development engineers and test drivers in camouflaged test cars have covered more than 3.6 million kilometres around the world to keep improving the first all-electric sports car from Porsche. The sports car manufacturer has produced almost 150,000 examples of the Taycan. The most important individual markets for the Taycan are currently the US, the UK, Germany and China.

Even higher performance

All updated models accelerate much faster than their predecessors. Two examples from both ends of the portfolio: as sports sedans, the Taycan and Taycan Turbo S reach the 100 km/h mark from a standstill in just 4.8.

With the new push-to-pass function in the Sport Chrono package, a boost of up to 70 kW, depending on the model, can be called upon for 10 seconds at the touch of a button. The increased acceleration rates are generally the result of higher system output. For example, the base Taycan delivers 60 kW more than before. In the Taycan Turbo S, it's an additional 140 kW with Launch Control. This increases the system output of the top model to 700 kW/952 PS.

Better range

Depending on the body variant and engine, the WLTP range has increased to up to 678 km, an increase of 175 km or 35 per cent. This will allow the updated Taycan not to be recharged quite as often as the older version on long journeys. At the same time, it is considerably more powerfully charged: prices at 800-volt DC quick-charging stations, for example, allowing it to be charged with up to 320 kW. This is 50 kW more than before. The fast charging window on the new performance battery has also been significantly expanded. As a result, charging capacities of over 300 kW are available for up to five minutes, while very high charging capacities are possible more quickly, even at low temperatures.

Thus, the Taycan impressively proves its impressive long-distance capabilities. more Depending on among other variables – which include an individual's specific driving style – it can halve the time needed to go from 10 to 80 per cent compared with the predecessor car. In the first-generation Taycan, the time taken to charge from 10 to 80 per cent SOC at 15 degrees Celsius is 37 minutes. Under the same conditions, the updated Taycan takes just 18 minutes, although its battery capacity has been increased from the previous 93 kWh to now 105 gross.

New active chassis

All updated Taycan models come with adaptive air suspension as standard. As an option, there is the new Porsche Active Ride chassis for the all-wheel drive models. It offers an unheard-of bandwidth between driving comfort and driving dynamics. Always level of the body of the Taycan ensures that the suspension keeps the body level at all times—even during dynamic braking, steering, and acceleration maneuvers. With a smooth ride, the system absorbs bumps almost completely. Now an optimally balanced distribution of wheel loads in dynamic driving conditions ensures an almost perfect connection with the road. If the appropriate mode is selected, the suspension is able to thus compensate for pitching and rolling movements with the intention of minimizing the acceleration forces acting on the occupants.

Is is good enough for people to consider moving electric? Only time will tell