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The 2021 Porsche Taycan

A Sports Car for a Sustainable Future

The world of sports cars goes electric with the Taycan, Porsche's first fully-electric sports car. This spring sees the newest version, simply called the Taycan, which joins previous models the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S.

This newest variant differentiates itself through its rear-wheel-drive layout. This change eliminates approximately 200 lbs. of weight from the front of the car.

According to Porsche, “Even in rear-wheel drive layout, the Taycan still expresses all the performance attributes of its more powerful siblings. With a coefficient of drag of just 0.24, it remains the most aerodynamically efficient production Porsche (when equipped with the optional air suspension the figure drops to 0.22). The low-slung battery gives the Taycan the lowest center of gravity of any road-legal Porsche. And the rear-wheel drive Taycan adds one more superlative: it is the most powerful standard model variant Porsche has made.”

Two battery configurations are available, and both take just 22.5 minutes to charge from 5% to 80%.

Like most Porsche sports cars, the Taycan features Porsche Active Suspension Management, and the Taycan also comes standard with Porsche Connect with Apple CarPlay, Function on Demand, Plug and Charge, Apple Music, over-the-air updates, and three years of free Electrify America charging. Other optional features include Traffic Jam Assist, Head Up display, 14-way seats with massage functionality, and more.

+ MSRP: $79,000

+ 0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds

+ Top track speed: 143 mph

+ Performance Battery: 402 horsepower (300 kW)

+ Performance Battery Plus: 469 horsepower (350 kW)