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Porsche Taycan 2021 review: Turbo S snapshot

The Turbo S sits above the entry-level 4S and mid-range Turbo in the Porsche Taycan line-up.

The Turbo S sits above the entry-level 4S and mid-range Turbo in the Porsche Taycan line-up, with it priced from $338,500 plus on-road costs.

Standard equipment includes 'Electric Sport Sound', the 'Sport Chrono' package, rear torque vectoring, speed-sensitive and rear-axle steering, sports-tuned three-chamber air suspension with adaptive dampers and active anti-roll bars, carbon-ceramic brakes (420mm front and 410mm rear discs with 10- and four-piston calipers respectively), dusk-sensing Matrix LED headlights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, 21-inch 'Mission E Design' alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a power-operated tailgate and carbon-fibre exterior trim.

Inside, keyless entry and start, satellite navigation with live traffic, Apple CarPlay support, digital radio, a 710W Bose sound system with 14 speakers, a heated sports steering wheel, 18-way power-adjustable front sports seats with heating and cooling, heated rear seats and four-zone climate control feature.

ANCAP hasn’t awarded the Taycan line-up a safety rating yet. Advanced driver-assist systems in all grades extend to autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, surround-view cameras, front and rear parking sensors, and tyre pressure monitoring.

The Turbo is powered by two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, which are split between the front and rear axles to enable all-wheel drive, with the former fitted with a single-speed automatic transmission, while the latter has a two-speed unit. Together, they produce up to 560kW of power and 1050Nm of torque. Electricity use on the combined-cycle test (ADR 81/02) is 28.5kWh/100km, while driving range is 405km.

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Range and Specs

4S —, Electric, 2 SP AUTO $162,360 – 186,670 2021 Porsche Taycan 2021 4S Pricing and Specs
Turbo S —, Electric, 2 SP AUTO $288,200 – 331,320 2021 Porsche Taycan 2021 Turbo S Pricing and Specs
Turbo —, Electric, 2 SP AUTO $228,800 – 263,010 2021 Porsche Taycan 2021 Turbo Pricing and Specs
4S Cross Turismo —, Electric $155,760 – 179,080 2021 Porsche Taycan 2021 4S Cross Turismo Pricing and Specs
Justin Hilliard
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