Porsche Introduces Entry-Level RWD Taycan At A Starting Price of $81,250
- on February 04, 2021
- Categories: Car Reviews
The German automaker Porsche has introduced an entry-level Taycan variant for the U.S. markets featuring a rear-wheel drive. Slotted above the all-wheel-drive Taycan 4S costing $105,150, it is way cheaper at $81,250 and lighter as well (215 pounds to be exact).
This cheapest Taycan houses a 79.2-kWh battery pack and permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor sending powering to the rear axle to generate 402 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. A 93.4-kWh battery is optional and is good for 469 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque.
The automaker says the 2021 Porsche Taycan RWD can jump to 60 mph from zero in 5.1 seconds and top out at 143 mph. The range-topping, most powerful Turbo makes 750 hp and can hit 60 mph in approximately 2.4 seconds.
The RWD model can use DC fast charging and benefit from regenerative braking. We do not know the range estimates yet; therefore, it is hard to tell how would it fare against the Tesla Model S. For comparison, we can inform that the Taycan 4S with the same 79.2-kWh battery pack delivers 199 miles of range. Swap the battery with the 93.4-kWh pack, and you get an EPA-estimated range of 227 miles – the best you can get from the Taycan. On the other hand, the most affordable Model S is $10,630 cheaper than this RWD Taycan and offers an EPA-estimated range of 402 miles.
The 2021 Porsche Taycan RWD comes standard with Porsche's adaptive dampers, as is the case with other models in the range. Other standard features include a pair of 19-inch silver Taycan aero wheels with black calipers with optional 20- and 21-inch wheels, Apple CarPlay, Apple Music, Plug and Charge automatic payments, over-the-air updates, and three years of free Electrify America charging, in addition to a 19.2-kWh onboard charger and a head-up display.
The 2021 Porsche Taycan RWD will be accessible in the U.S. this spring.