The Porsche Taycan is a true success story. First of all, it is the authentic heir to Porsche's heritage in electromobility, which is very significant. In fact, Ferdinand Porsche was notably the father of the very first hybrid vehicle in history, the Lohner-Porsche, which was produced from 1900 to 1905. It is also the logical continuation of the manufacturer's E-Performance products, which until now have combined combustion and electric power to produce ultra high-performance and ecologically responsible vehicles, such as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Thus, the Taycan, an all-electric Porsche vehicle, was naturally the next step in Zuffenhausen. However, choosing your Porsche Taycan is not so easy. Indeed, there are three versions of this vehicle: the 2020 Taycan 4S, the 2020 Taycan Turbo, and the 2020 Taycan Turbo S. Since each of these variants has different power, torque and driving range data, it becomes difficult to make the right choice. Porsche Lauzon, your Porsche dealer of choice in Laval, on the North Shore of Montreal, helps you see things more clearly below so you can make the best possible choice!
Before discussing the differences, let's talk about one major similarity: the exterior styling. On this point, you'll get what the Stuttgart manufacturer does best, with a sleek design that will make you look the part in the metropolitan area. The 2020 Taycan features headlights with a distinctive four-point light signature, curved front fenders reminiscent of those of the eternal Porsche 911, superbly sculpted side panels and a futuristic light strip running across the rear's full width. The 2020 Taycan makes the future of Porsche styling accessible now, regardless of which version you choose.
Add to that the possibility of choosing classy and exclusive shades in the colour chart, like Gentian Blue Metallic, and stunning rims like the 20-inch Taycan Turbo Aero wheels, and you can count on one of the most charismatic designs with your Porsche electric sedan between Laval, on the North Shore, and the rest of the Greater Montreal!
The real differences, as for them, are above all in the technical specifications displayed by each model. Let's start with the entry-range Taycan: the 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S.
It is available in two versions, starting with a powertrain with a 79.2 kWh battery. It delivers 523 hp for a maximum torque of 472 lb-ft, while offering an interesting range (407 km according to European WLTP standards). However, if that's cutting it a little too close for you, you should consider the 4S variant with improved range. This one, equipped with the 93.4 kWh Performance Plus battery, not only offers more kilometres on a single charge (463 km, according to the WLTP), but also more power and torque (563 hp, 479 lb-ft). The 2020 Taycan in its 4S version therefore favours autonomy without neglecting performance, which remains of a very high level.
If you want more, however, you'll have to turn to the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo. This variant represents the best balance between performance and range. Its engine, with its astonishing power (671 hp), allows it to hit 0–100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds for a top speed of 260 km/h. The range of 450 km (WLTP) is very good considering the performance. So this 2020 Taycan is the best compromise if you're looking for the ultimate in sportiness without sacrificing range.
The third and latest version, the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S, is primarily intended for those for whom only performance counts. With 751 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque, this version simply offers figures that are unequalled in the metropolitan area, as well as elsewhere in Quebec and Canada. Judge for yourself: the 0–100 km/h is achieved in just 2.8 seconds (!), all for the same top speed as the Turbo trim (260 km/h). But all this comes at a price, with a range that, while excellent, can't match all the aforementioned versions. Indeed, its range is 412 km (WLTP).
On the other hand, you can count on the best Porsche has to offer in terms of cockpits. And that starts with the interior lines, which are meant to be sleek, especially with the very straight dashboard, but also the steering wheel and ascending centre console, which put all the controls within easy reach.
As for on-board technologies, you'll be treated to the ultimate in the metropolitan area, including on the North Shore. Power seats, leather upholstery, Burmester sound system, and 4-zone automatic climate control: you'll have all the luxury you dream of, and even more, to cruise the roads around Greater Montreal!
All in all, every 2020 Porsche Taycan presented above corresponds to a specific usage profile. The 2020 Taycan 4S is designed for those who want a long driving range (especially with the Performance Plus battery), while offering top-notch performance. The 2020 Taycan Turbo is for those who want the best compromise between performance and range, while the 2020 Taycan Turbo S is for those who want uncompromising sportiness. Still not sure which Taycan to choose? Come directly to Porsche Lauzon, your Porsche dealer in Laval, so we can help you!
Date Posted: September 3, 2020