The 750 HP Porsche Taycan Turbo S Has Arrived

Porsche has finally taken the veil off of its first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan. With 750 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque in Turbo S guise, it should be able to hold its own against the best on the race track.

With just 280 miles of range on the European cycle, though, it will struggle to go as far as the Tesla Model S, its most direct competition. Available with as many 370 miles of range (NEDC), the Tesla will be hard to beat.

Porsche, though, has high voltage charging, a low coefficient of drag, and a two-speed transmission. All of that should make it an excellent highway cruiser.

And although it has a lower roofline than the Model S, Porsche’s clever packaging—they’ve arranged the batteries so that they aren’t underfoot, giving passengers more room—should make a comfortable cruiser, too.

On-track, as you’d expect, it’ll be pretty spritely. The Turbo S will have access to 750 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque for up to 2.5 seconds at a time–enough to get it up to 60 mph. The Turbo, meanwhile, will have to 670 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque for the same amount of time.

After that, both models will have access to 616 hp for 10 seconds and will be able to hit 162 mph at 16,000 rpm. The Turbo S will have the same rear motor as the Turbo, but a bigger front motor, which is where the extra power will come from.

Screens all over the interior (a 16.8-incher for the driver, one running down the middle, and another for the passenger) should keep you well informed and your passengers green with envy.

The Turbo S will start at $186,350 while the Turbo will start at $152,250. And yes, they’re named after a piece of machinery that they can’t use. Language is flexible, Porsche gave up on literal naming conventions, and sedans aren’t an enclosed chair for carrying a single person anymore. Bummer.