The Porsche Taycan has undergone an extensive update for 2024, with more power, faster acceleration, and improved charging. Its design, both inside and out, has also been sharpened, with the Turbo variants having their own distinct look.
Both the Taycan sports sedan and Cross Turismo body shapes will feature numerous modifications from their arrival in Australia mid-year, with four powertrain options, alongside rear-wheel and all-wheel drive offerings.
In terms of the sprint to 100km/h, the Taycan and Taycan Turbo S reach that mark in just 4.8 and 2.4 seconds respectively. A new push-to-pass function in the Sport Chrono package, adds a boost of up to 70kW, meaning the latter model is good for up to 700kW.
Adaptive air suspension is now standard, while the new Porsche Active Ride suspension can be ordered as an option for all-wheel drive versions. This system offers an unprecedented bandwidth between driving comfort and driving dynamics.
The suspension keeps the body of the Taycan level at all times, even during dynamic braking, steering and acceleration manoeuvres. With a smooth ride, the system absorbs bumps almost completely.
In dynamic driving situations, the Porsche Active Ride suspension ensures an almost perfect connection to the road thanks to a balanced distribution of wheel loads. The updated Taycan also recharges faster.
It’s able to handle loads of up to 320kW – ensuring a 10-80 per cent charge in around 18 minutes, depending on the capability of the DC fast charger. The simultaneous improvement of performance and efficiency is down to a number of factors.
An advanced powertrain with a new rear-axle motor with up to 80kW more power than its predecessor, a modified pulse inverter with optimised software, more powerful batteries, revised thermal management, and a next-generation heat pump all work together.
Improved recuperation during deceleration from high speeds has increased by more than 30 per cent from 290 to up to 400kW. All variants now come as standard with aerodynamically optimised wheels and reduced-rolling-resistance tyres.
New 21-inch wheels and tyres were specially developed for this purpose. It weighs less than every before, despite an increase in standard equipment, including ambient lighting, Porsche’s intelligent range manager, wireless charging, and a drive mode switch.
New headlights and tail lights, and front wings improve its look, while Turbonite accents on the Turbo and Turbo S models stand out more distinctively from the other versions in both the exterior and interior.
Inside, the instrument cluster, central display and optional passenger display feature an optimised user interface. Apple CarPlay has been more deeply integrated into the vehicle displays and functions, and an in-car video function added.
The new fully-electric range will be priced from $175,100 for the Taycan, $216,300 for the 4S, $307,500 for the Turbo, and $374,200 for the Turbo S. In its Cross Turismo form, the 4 kicks off the range at $198,000.
The 4S Cross Turismo is $224,000 and the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo is $310,400. All prices are plus on-roads, and further information is available from your local Porsche dealership. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.