A few weeks ago the all-electric Porsche Taycan range was launched. Two models were debuted, badged Turbo and Turbo S. The range now grows with the addition of a Porsche Taycan 4S variant. Click here to read about Porsche’s all-electric Formula E racer.

Two power outputs

The Porsche Taycan 4S is available with two battery sizes. With the Performance battery it can deliver up to 390 kW and with the Performance battery Plus up to 420 kW. These lower power outputs essentially make the Taycan 4S is the new entry-level model in the range. Regardless of the battery installed the Taycan 4S is said to accelerate from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4,0 seconds. Top speed is also 250 km/h in both cases. Two permanently excited synchronous motors, one per axle, makes the Taycan 4S all-wheel drive.

Porsche quotes a range of up to 407 km with the Performance battery and up to 463 km with the Performance battery Plus. This range is the longest of any of the Taycan derivatives. With a drag coefficient value from 0,22 aerodynamics makes a significant contribution to low energy consumption and therefore the long range.

Bespoke appearance

Distinguishing features of the Taycan 4S compared with the Turbo and Turbo S include aerodynamically optimised 19-inch Taycan S Aero wheels and red-painted brake calipers. The front apron with new design, side sills and rear diffuser in black ensure further visual differentiation. LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) are equipped as standard.

The Taycan 4S has six-piston calipers on the front axle with vented cast iron brake discs. The brake disc diameter is 360 mm on the front axle and 358 mm on the rear axle. Four-piston brakes are used on the rear axle.

Turbo versions

The flagship Turbo S version of the Taycan can generate up to 560 kW overboost power in combination with Launch Control, and the Taycan Turbo up to 500 kW.

The Taycan Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2,8 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo completes this sprint in 3,2 seconds. The Turbo S has a range of up to 412 km, and the Turbo a range of up to 450 km. The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 260 km/h.

Watch the Porsche Taycan being built in the video below