Porsche prices the Taycan at S$487,988 without COE



The Porsche Taycan is officially in Singapore… online! Three versions of the all-electric Tesla-killer are on sale


SINGAPORE — Porsche’s all-electric Tesla-killer is on sale in Singapore, with prices for a three-variant lineup starting at S$485,988 for a Taycan 4S.

The price rises sharply to S$623,988 for the Taycan Turbo, and climbs all the way to S$767,988 for the Taycan Turbo S.

Porsche lists its prices here without including the Certificate of Entitlement or optional extras.

That’s likely because it’s possible to spend a lifetime on Porsche’s online configurator, lost in a dizzying array of tantalising options.

Of course, the Taycan 4S, Turbo and Turbo S differ in performance and spec, but it’s worth pointing out that the base model has a smaller battery than the Turbo versions. Its standard lithium-ion pack has 71kWh of net energy content, but you can upgrade it to the 83.7kWh Performance Battery Plus for S$26,536. 

That boosts driving range as well as performance, but even the basic Taycan 4S is no slouch. It zips to 100km/h in four seconds flat.

Here’s a summary of the main tech specs for all three cars:

 

Taycan 4S

Taycan 4S*

Taycan Turbo

Taycan Turbo S

Battery (net)

71.0kWh

83.7kWh

83.7kWh

83.7kWh

Power

435hp

490hp

625hp

625hp

Overboost power

530hp

571hp

680hp

761hp

Torque

640Nm

650Nm

850Nm

1,050Nm

0-100km/h

4s

4s

3.2s

2.8s

0-200km/h

12.9s

13.3s

10.6s

9.8s

* with Performance Battery Plus


Interestingly, Porsche has a range predictor on its site. It lets you fiddle with the car spec and usage patterns, so you have a better idea of how many km to expect on a full charge in your Taycan. 



You start with 303km of estimated range in the basic Porsche Taycan 4S. Add 21-inch Mission E design wheels and you’re down to 288km. Change the ambient temp from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius and you’re back up to 292km somehow. Tell it you expect to do 70 percent city and 30 percent highway mileage and you’re at 267km. And so on.

Interestingly, Porsche quotes super-fast charging times for the car, courtesy of its 800-volt architecture.

In a standard 9.6kW AC charger, a full top-up from zero takes 10.5 hours (or 9.5 hours for the standard, smaller battery.

Charging from 5 percent to 80 percent with a 50kW DC charger takes 93 minutes.

But at full whack with a Porsche Turbo Charger the same job takes just 22 minutes 30 seconds.

Expect these to appear at Porsche Centres here, where customers should be able to stop by for a quick top-up; adding 100km of range takes just five minutes.

But it’s the car itself that’s scarily fast, especially in Turbo S trim. Our man Ben went to Innsbruck to drive the car last October and took it on a road trip to Munich. The drive evidently left him so speechless that he barely says two words around the office now.


We were there when Porsche showed the Taycan to the world for the first time. Here’s what happened


Porsche actually flew the Taycan into town for an early preview in November last year. Last we heard, the Taycan range is due for an actual launch here in August. It’s likely that order books have opened and early bird customers will get their cars then. Who else wonders how many Taycans are already taken?

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