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Porsche Taycan 2021

The 2021 Porsche TAYCAN range of configurations is currently priced from $153,600. Our most recent review of the 2021 Porsche TAYCAN resulted in a score of 8.4 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Justin Hilliard liked most about this particular version of the Porsche TAYCAN: Strong acceleration, Impressive handling, Technological tour de force

The Porsche TAYCAN 2021 comes in a Sedan and Wagon and competes with similar models like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series in the Over $80k category category.

Porsche Taycan 2021 Price and Specs

The Porsche Taycan 2021 is currently available from $153,600 for the Taycan (base) up to $345,800 for the Taycan Turbo S.

Pricing guides

$249,700
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$153,600
Highest Price
$345,800
Porsche Taycan Model Body Type Specs Price
4S Sedan — Electric $194,700
4S Sedan — Electric 2 SP AUTO $191,000
(base) Sedan — Electric 2 SP AUTO $153,600
Turbo Sedan — Electric $276,300
4 Cross Turismo Wagon — Electric $176,600
4S Cross Turismo Wagon — Electric $201,000
Turbo Cross Turismo Wagon — Electric $271,200
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Porsche Taycan 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Porsche TAYCAN are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1967mm x 1412mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Porsche Taycan 2021 Dimensions  include 1379mm height, 1966mm width, 4963mm length.
Porsche TAYCAN Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
base Sedan 1395x1966x4963 mm 143 mm
4S Sedan 1379x1966x4963 mm 128 mm
4S Sedan 1379x1966x4963 mm 127 mm
Turbo Sedan 1381x1966x4963 mm 128 mm
4 Cross Turismo Wagon 1409x1967x4974 mm 146 mm
4S Cross Turismo Wagon 1409x1967x4974 mm 143 mm
4S Cross Turismo Wagon 1409x1967x4974 mm 146 mm
Turbo Cross Turismo Wagon 1412x1967x4974 mm 143 mm
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Porsche Taycan 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Porsche TAYCAN here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Do electric cars have gears?

    One of the most common questions regarding the latest in passenger-car technology is: Do electric cars have gears? The question really should be: Do electric vehicles have more than one gear, but, in both cases the broad answer is no, they don’t. That’s in the case of production cars anyway, and the reason is simple: They don’t really need more than one gear.

    In most cases, the production-based EV has an electric motor that acts more or less directly on the axles (or drive-shafts) turning the wheels. Even on an all-wheel-drive EV, that simply means there’s an electric motor at each end of the car, operating the front and rear drive-shafts. That brings us to the more subtle question of: Do electric cars have transmissions? In the strictest technical sense, they do, but the EV transmission is a very simple device, since it’s a single speed unit rather than a multi-speed gearbox. Simplicity of drivetrain is a major EV selling point.

    So why only one gear? A conventional car needs a multi-ratio transmission (or gearbox) because the engine operates well in only a narrow band of speeds (rpm). So, to keep the engine in its happy-zone, the gearbox can provide it with the gear ratio that is right at that moment; that keeps it spinning at a happy speed, regardless of whether it’s in stop-start traffic or cruising on a freeway at 110km/h. But the electric motor fitted to an EV has a much wider range of speeds at which it makes good power and torque. In fact, an electric motor makes its maximum torque at rest and can spin very fast, so it’s always ready for action.

    This is all tied up with the broad subject of 'how do electric engines work', but it remains that an electric motor (it’s not technically an engine at all) makes lots of torque from the moment the driver presses the accelerator. Which brings us to the topic of 'do electric cars have a clutch' because, again, the answer is no. It doesn’t need one because to stop an EV at a traffic light, you simply stop the motor; it doesn’t remain running at idle like a conventional car engine and, without gears to select anyway, you don’t need it even when taking off from rest. All these things make driving an EV a simpler task than a conventional car with a manual transmission. Maintenance over the life of the vehicle is reduced, too.

    Most production EVs have this simple, single speed transmission, the notable exception being the Porsche Taycan. That car has a two-speed gearbox which enables Porsche to make it accelerate extremely quickly as well as reach a high top speed (both Porsche selling points from the very beginning). Most EV makers gear their cars for either top speed or acceleration (usually the latter) but the electric motor is so flexible that Tesla has shown it’s possible to attain both with a single-speed gearbox.

    The major variation from this concept comes in the form of older cars that enthusiasts have converted from petrol to electric power. In these cases, the engine vs transmission equation means that the car usually retains its manual gearbox. That’s purely because the electric motor sits where the petrol motor once did, and retaining the transmission is a simple way to get the electric power to the wheels. This is one case where the type of motor (petrol versus electric) being used to power the car doesn’t dictate the transmission.

    The vast majority of these home brews use a conventional manual (stick shift to use an Americanism) because converting a petrol car with an automatic transmission is a much bigger job. Even then, most owners of these converted cars find they leave the car in third gear all of the time and allow the huge flexibility of the electric motor to do its thing, driving the car as if it was without gears. Again, the clutch is not needed, even in stop-start traffic.

     

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Porsche Taycan 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Porsche TAYCAN will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Porsche TAYCAN Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
base Sedan 225x55 R19 275x45 R19
4S Sedan 245x45 R20 285x40 R20
Turbo Sedan 245x45 R20 285x40 R20
Turbo S Sedan 265x35 R21 305x30 R21
4 Cross Turismo Wagon 225x55 R19 275x45 R19
4S Cross Turismo Wagon 225x55 R19 1 275x45 R19 1
4S Cross Turismo Wagon 245x45 R20 285x40 R20
Turbo Cross Turismo Wagon 245x45 R20 1 285x40 R20 1
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Porsche Taycan 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Porsche TAYCAN is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Porsche TAYCAN is available with the following fuel type: Electric.

Porsche TAYCAN Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
4S Sedan Electric
4S Sedan Electric,2 SP AUTO
4 Cross Turismo Wagon Electric
4S Cross Turismo Wagon Electric
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