Porsche is manufacturing three variants of its all-electric Taycan sports sedan with base prices that range from a skosh more than $105,000 to $185,000.
Now, it appears the auto manufacturer is preparing to reveal a cheaper rear-wheel-drive version, based on an interview with Porsche R&D chief Michael Steiner. This newer model, which will be part of the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and 4S, will have a smaller battery and be sold in markets like China that don’t need all-wheel drive, Steiner stated.
Porsche wouldn’t provide any specific particulars about this fourth mystery variant of the Taycan. The German auto manufacturer stated it doesn’t talk about future merchandise, before adding that its “electrification initiative will not cease with just three Taycan variants.”
After years and over $1 billion in initial funding, Porsche revealed in September two models of its first all-electric car — the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, with base prices of $185,000 and $150,900, respectively.
The corporate revealed seven weeks later the Taycan 4S, a third model of its all-electric car.
All of the Taycans, including the 4S, have the same chassis and suspension, permanent magnet synchronous motors, and other bits. The 4S is lighter, cheaper, and barely slower than the high-end variations.
The standard 4S is, thus far, the most cost-effective Taycan available, with a base price of $105,250, including a delivery charge. The standard 4S sports a 79.2 kWh battery pack and a pair of electric motors that produce 482 horsepower (360 kW). With the launch control engaged, the horsepower jumps to 562.