If the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S are just a bit too pricey for your tastes, there’s the Taycan 4S. This entry-level model is offered with two battery sizes; the standard Performance Battery that generates 522 hp and the optional Performance Battery Plus, which churns out 563 hp. The single-layer Performance Battery comes standard with a total capacity of 79.2 kWh, while the two-layer Performance Battery Plus from the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo with a capacity of 93.4 kWh can be selected as an option.
Both Taycan 4S variants boast a 155 mph top speed and can hit 60 mph in a mere 3.8 seconds. Just for comparison purposes, the base Tesla Model S Long Range also tops out at 155 mph and can hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. While Porsche hasn’t officially released range estimates, the Tesla Model S Long Range offers 370 miles on a full charge, and most are reporting a 280 mile range on the Taycan 4S on a full charge.
Thanks to its 800-volt architecture, which allows for a 270-kilowatt charge rate with the Performance Battery Plus and a 225-kw rate as standard, you’ll be able to charge from 5% to 80% in roughly 22.5 minutes. Plus, the entry level Taycan 4S even comes with three years of free charging (up to 30 minutes per session) at Electrify America chargers.
How much will it cost? Well, the Taycan Turbo ($153K) and Taycan Turbo S ($187K) are both far pricier, than the Taycan 4S’s $103,800 base price, with a $6,580 premium for the Performance Battery Plus.