Refreshed electric Porsche Taycan does 0-100km/h in 2.4 seconds

  • Porsche has updated its all-electric Taycan, with three new models that feature enhancements across the board.
  • The 2025 Taycan Turbo S is the fastest production car that the German car maker has manufactured to date.
  • The new Taycan is expected to launch in selected regions in the latter half of this year, although it’s unclear if it’s earmarked for SA yet.

Electric vehicles are rapid. Case in point the Porsche Taycan, which has received a refresh for this year.

The Stuttgart-based car maker has introduced three new iterations of the Taycan – the Taycan sports sedan, Taycan Cross Turismo (available with an off-road package), and the Taycan Sport Turismo.

Porsche notes that for each model, four powertrain options are available, with rear- and all-wheel drive variants. In fact, there are enhancements across the board for the new models, with the performance figures in particular being shared by Porsche being quite impressive.

To that end one of the new variants, the Taycan Turbo S, is the fastest production car that Porsche has made to date. Here the Taycan can reach the 100 km/h mark from a standstill in just 4.8 seconds, with the Turbo S reaching the speed in an eye watering 2.4 seconds. This makes them 0.6 and 0.4 seconds faster than their predecessors, Porsche confirmed.

Looking at one of the other key metrics, driving range, and the German car maker noted that “depending on the body variant and engine, the WLTP range has increased to up to 678 km, an increase of 175 km or 35 percent.”

“The updated Taycan not only requires fewer charging stops on long trips than its predecessor, but it also recharges faster: at 800-volt DC charging stations, for example, it can be charged at up to 320 kW. That’s 50 kW more than before. The fast-charging window of the new performance battery has been significantly expanded. This means that charging capacities of more than 300 kW can be sustained for up to five minutes, and very high charging capacities can be achieved more quickly, even at low temperatures,” it added.

The latter aspect is important, as Porsche has prioritised regions like the US, UK, China, and its native Germany for the latest trio of Tycan EVs.

As such, it remains to be seen if the 2025 Taycan will land in South Africa. For those Stateside, availability is expected in the second half of this year, with pricing on the sports sedan starting at $101 395 (~R1.91 million) and the Cross Turismo from $ $113 095 (~R2.13 million).

No word. however, on what the Sport Turismo will fetch, or indeed when it will be available to purchase.


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