Enthusiasts, this one’s for you! The highly anticipated Porsche Taycan will be coming to Malaysia next year. The move to launch Zuffenhausen’s first ever all-electric vehicle coincides with the brand’s expansion here in Malaysia – there will be four Porsche Centres spread across the country by the time the Taycan arrives.

To refresh your memory, the Taycan (pronounced tie-can) will be available in three variants, namely the Taycan, Taycan 4S and Taycan Turbo. Besides the Turbo (which is tipped to employ an advanced electrified powertrain), Porsche has revealed that the Taycan would get two permanently synchronous motors (PSM) that provide a total system output of over 600 PS or 440 kW.

With that, the century sprint is claimed to be under 3.5 seconds, while the run to 200 km/h is below 12 seconds. The EV is capable of providing a range of 500 km on a single charge (NEDC), and with fast charging on its 800-volt system, 100 km of range is available after just four minutes of charging.

The Taycan will be underpinned by the new J1 architecture for EV models, which differs from the C-BEV platform planned to underpin Audi’s forthcoming e-tron SUV, and will be future-proofed to enable a fast-charge to 80% capacity in 15 minutes. Who’s excited for this?

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