Porsche Taycan Turbo

Porsche Taycan Turbo


$291,200

Drive Away

0-100 km/h
3.2s
Real Range
400 km
Consumption
20.9 kWh/100km

7.9Mojo Score
Our Verdict of the Porsche Taycan Turbo

Faster and with greater range than the 4S, the Taycan Turbo manages to provide a compelling case for itself. But at this price point, it's unlikely to tempt Tesla owners. The Panamera and 911 crowd may be a different story.

Driving Range
8.0
Efficiency
7.0
Performance
8.5
Value for Money
8.0
PROS
  • Improved range and performance
  • Complimentary Chargefox subscription
  • Porsche build quality
CONS
  • Price may be too steep for many EV adopters
  • Range and consumption could be better
  • Options can be pricey
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 Summary Review

The Taycan Turbo is the middle child on offer to Porsche’s Australian EV buyers. It has the beefier “Performance Plus” battery (optional on the Taycan 4S) and has a more powerful rear motor.

If you’re wondering about the name, you’re right: electric cars can’t be turbocharged. And this, nor the Taycan Turbo S have turbos installed. Instead, “Turbo” is now Porsche-speak for the various levels of EV performance. Think 911 nomenclature, and you’re halfway there,

To add to the confusion, the less-potent 4S is AWD — just as the “4” has always signified — yet the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S also feature all-wheel drive. It’s a bizarre naming strategy, but we can just about get our heads around it.

What’s harder to get our heads around is the stunning blend of cabin quality, exterior design and sheer performance that the Taycan Turbo offers. Porsche may have been considerably behind in bringing an EV to market. Yet, the delay has translated into one of the best Battery Electric Vehicles on sale in Australia today.

The Turbo may not hold the mantle of the quickest Taycan, but a 0-100km/h time of just 3.2 seconds means it’s nothing short of rapid. This is thanks to the combined power of 500kW, although the Turbo lacks the launch control that is exclusive to the Turbo S.

The Taycan Turbo comes with a larger 93.4kWh battery. That gives it a claimed range of 420km, but a real-world range closer to 400kms. Of the three Taycan models offered in Australia, the Turbo can go the furthest on a single charge. Notably, it’s still no match for the much cheaper Tesla Model S Performance, which squeezes 515km of real range out of its 100kWh battery.

But the Taycan has several strong counter-arguments to Tesla’s range supremacy. Firstly, the Taycan supports some of the fastest charging capabilities seen on a production EV. Provided you can find a supporting charger, Porsche claims you can add 120kms in 4 minutes, or 80% range in just 15 minutes.

Additionally, every Porsche Taycan comes with a three-year complimentary ChargeFox subscription. What’s more, every Taycan sold in Australia comes with a wall-charger and home energy manager as part of the drive away price.

It’s yet to be seen whether the combination of bundled devices, network subscriptions, and the Porsche driving experience will be enough to tempt punters away from their $291,000 — especially when the Tesla Model S Performance is considerably cheaper. But if anyone has a chance at success, it’s Porsche.

 Performance

Power

500 kW

Torque

850 Nm

0-100 km/h

3.2s

Top Speed

260 km/h

 Battery & Range

Battery Capacity

93.4 kWh

Claimed Range

420 km

Claimed Efficiency

280 Wh/km

Consumption

20.9 kWh/100km

Real Range

400 km

Real Efficiency

209 Wh/km

 Charging

Charge Time

9 hrs

Charge Speed

45 km/h

Charge Power

11.0 kW

Charge Port

Type-2

Fastcharge Time

20 min

Fastcharge Speed

840 km/h

Fastcharge Power

270 kW

Fastcharge Port

CCS

 Other Specs

Body Type

Sedan

Seating Capacity

4 Seats

Drive Type

AWD

Cargo Space

450 Litres

ANCAP Rating

Not Tested

 Warranty

Warranty

3 Years

Warranty km

Unlimited km

Battery Warranty

8 Years

Battery Warranty km

160,000 km

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 Taycan Variants

Sedan
4 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$209,800

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

4.0s
375 km
18.9 kWh/100km
491 Litres
Sedan
4 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$291,200

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

3.2s
400 km
20.9 kWh/100km
450 Litres
Sedan
4 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$364,200

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

2.8s
385 km
21.7 kWh/100km
447 Litres

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