Wondering when the all-electric Porsche Taycan will officially make its way to the Philippines? Well, you don’t have to wait long. PGA Cars has officially announced that Porsche’s first-ever electric supercar will officially arrive in the country early 2020.
Following the simultaneous worldwide debut of the Taycan last September, production of Porsche’s first ever electric sports car has already been in full swing. The first batch of vehicles are expected to be completed and delivered to various markets around the world in early 2020. Included in that first batch of deliveries is the Philippines.
There is no official word on what variant of the Taycan will be offered by PGA Cars locally. But for those interested, there are currently three available to choose from: Turbo S, Turbo, and 4S. The range-topping Turbo S and Turbo were the first variants offered on the market at launch, and are the most powerful of the bunch. A few months after its global debut, the mid-range 4S trim with two battery sizes was introduced featuring more range but less power.
Speaking of power, the Turbo S is the most powerful model in the bunch packing 750 horsepower and 1,050 Nm of torque with a 93.4 kWh battery pack. Following it is the Turbo with 670 horsepower and 850 NM of torque. As for the 4S, it features a smaller 79.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which translates to 523 horsepower. Opt for the larger battery pack and power is bumped to 563 horsepower.
Porsche claims the Turbo S has a WLPT range of 412 km with the Turbo having 450 km. With the standard battery, the 4S can travel 407 km on a single charge. However, it can travel further when equipped with the larger pack at 463 km.
Design wise, it’s hard to distinguish the Taycan Turbo S, Turbo and 4S apart. The most obvious changes would be the wheel size with the 4S featuring smaller 19-inch units. Whatever variant you do get, the Taycan sure looks good and retains the unmistakable Porsche design DNA.
So if you’ve been itching to get a Taycan, you can now head to the PGA dealership and place an order. It should be a nice late Christmas gift for yourself, yes?