2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan

2020 MODEL
$185,000
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2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: October 12, 2020

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We have an electric debutant from Porsche on-road that has a record of betting the Tesla Model S on the Nurburgring race track. Yes, you guessed it right! We have the Porsche Taycan Turbo S on record. Its gives a shiver to think that electric rotary can make up the race track not very usual but they have kept it right with Porsche’s handling and performance. Potent enough to pick up 0- 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and plunge up to 155 Mph on paper.

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Pros

Great Handling Dynamics

Power packed motor with aerodynamic design.

Range topping performance

800 volt Battery

Cons

Battery Range

Rear Legroom is Inconvenient

Charging infrastructure

What's New?

Nobody made this machine ever. The Car is entirely new for 2020.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$185000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

750 hp

torque

774 lbs.-ft.

transmission

2-Speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

16.1/16.1

dimensions

wheelbase

114.2 in.

length

195.4 in.

width

77.4 in.

height

54.4 in.

curb weight

5121 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

15.7 cu ft.

payload capacity

1206 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

10.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

67/68/68 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

ev battery warranty

8 yr./ 100000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Videos
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Styles

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan in Volcano Gray Metallic color 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan in Silverstone Metallic color
Volcano Gray Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.2

Interior

8.8

Exterior

8.6

Safety

9.0

8.6

OVERALL RATING

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Base

Base

power
750 hp
fuel
Electric fuel
mpg
68 combined

$185,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2A) Starting at $185,000 MSRP (67/68/68) 750 hp, Electric, Electric fuel
2-speed Automatic all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

8.6

Overall Rating


Porsche`s top-end production-ready EV Saloon, the Turbo S variant can be bought for $185,000. The little bit of extra which one is willing to pay for this top-end model of the Taycan Series has a lot to hear from the Porsche team. Brag on what we got for you is none less than the flirty Mclaren! Not deepening a lot on the aerodynamic design which the car finds from the Taycan Tree, indeed it's quite indicative of the fun it offers onboard. A marvelous expense that will make you witness the big moments of your life once you put your leg on the Electric Pedals. After seeing this car, one can be confident as the future of Automotive fun and performance is here.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan three quarter view
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan rear three quarter view

9.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.2/10
Fuel Economy

8.8/10
Interior

8.6/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Features

9.0/10

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has no added trim lines.The Turbo S, is top of the Family.

Trim

Turbo S

MSRP (AWD)

185,000

Key Features

Overboost Power of 560Kw

16.8 Inch Curved LED Display

 

Permanent Magnet Synchronous machine

 

Zero Emission

 What do we recommend ?

Electric Is the future, and this car with its teasy appearance and powerful motor will make it faster for the future of mobility and performance what we believe. If you want a Sedan with pure performance and torque that makes you enjoy the roads then this one has all in abundance.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has got the most powerful drivetrain of all in the Taycan series. This Range Topping EV by Porsche continues the same legacy of Performance with its newly developed 460kW Dual Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSm). The motors propel out higher power density with efficient delivery of power all packed within a compact design. What’s more scalable in this Car is it drives around 560kW (761PS) of overboost and dynamic launch control from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

The Turbo S offers a Two Speed transmission that’s capable of delivering a long range as well repeatable & impressive performance every time. It has around 160 mph of top speed.

Adding to its Unique Selling Proposition is the generous 800 volt battery chambered in a manner that adds to positive weight distribution and provides better performance overall.

Models

Taycan Turbo S

Tesla Model S P100D

MSRP

185,000

133,000

Engine

Permanent Magnet Synchronous motors

N/A

Drivetrain AWD AWD

Transmission

2-Speed Automated Manual Single Speed Direct Drive

Power

460hp@N/A

412hp@N/A

Torque

1050lb-ft@N/A

N/A

While Comparing to its only rival to date the Car performs much better and efficiently in the segment. Thanks to the Porsche’s handling and performance dynamics that provides a sense of reliability and comfort. The former has a benefit of 2 speed Automated Manual over the latter, although the price point is slightly higher in case of Taycan 4 door sedan yet it’s worth of the performance it provides.

How fast is it ?

The Taycan is faster and quicker on lanes reaching 0-60 Mph in just 2.9 sec. Desirably the fastest in its segment as it’s the first few performance EV on road with no other close competitor other than the Model S. Its Insanely powerful with its evenly weighted Chassis. Quality Comes with Porsche and what comes next is Performance.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan hits 0-60 mph in just 2.8 sec

Models

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

2020 Tesla Model S

0-60 MPH

2.8 sec

1.9 sec

Quarter Mile

10.8 sec

8.8 sec

Top Speed 162 MPH 163 MPH

Engine

Permanent Magnet Synchronous motors

N/A

The fun to drive and easy handling of this Car will appeal one not to make it to the Parking zone. But of course what one might miss in this Car is the enthusiasm of a similar looking 911 Petrol head, the automated gear shifter, silent powerhouse with no engine noise to hear at all will lessen the enthusiasm for a Car lover while driving one. The Ride Quality and Handling never make one complaint about the car as one knows its a Porsche.

How Well is the Ride and Handling ?

Taycan Turbo S is more than satisfactory in the ride and handling space and is the most interesting electric on road. The Taycan Turbo S has got various drive modes, the sports mode in the car is more agile and helps in sharper turning and positive acceleration. The vehicle comes with adaptive dampers that easily balances the vehicle in sharp corners providing a comfortable ride on all terrains, apart from that it gets Improved drag coefficient from the air intakes at the side and the three stage rear spoiler which rises respectively once the vehicle hits 30, 60, 90 mph.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan handling

In terms of Handling and maneuverability the 4 door Sedan is simply fantastic as one stays confident on the steering in spite being an Electric Drive. One can feel the absolute no body roll while taking even the sharpest of corners what helps here is the low centre of gravity. Even when its compared to the some of the best mid engine cars in world its way too good. The Nicely balanced weight which comes instead of the Huge Battery pack is Commendable and Balances the weight evenly in the chassis. The ride height is also good and provides better visibility of the road.

One who is willing to take it off road may not find it suitable for the same as the vehicle with standard fitment is not made for such tasks.

How good is the Braking ?

Porsche uses the same Brake Assembly as in its other Sports version. Taycan was never meant to be a Sedan it was purposely built like one Sports car, the reason it has fitted Spoilers at the rear. Those 21 Inch Wheels comes with standard Porsche Surface Coated brakes are surely the most responsive on the road, other brake options to choose from is the lightweight Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes.On a Positive note decelerating the vehicle is easy on even wet surfaces. All new in Class is the efficient recuperation System that works with recovering braking energy, apparently the electric motor works as a generator here preserving 4 miles of extra push as Porsche Claim.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan brakes

Model

Taycan Turbo S

Tesla Model S

Brake Rotors Front

16.53"

12.6"

Brake Rotors Rear

16.14"

12.6"

Curb Weight

4,717 lbs

4,323 lbs

60-0 MPH

N/A

99 ft

The Taycan Turbo S has bigger Dia brakes than it’s close competitor the Tesla Model S where it gets its advantage in terms of braking, even if the Taycan Turbo S might not have the exact figures to show still as per initial feedback and the tried and tested brakes that Porsche is using is highly reliable.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Fuel Economy

7.2/10

Porsche Claims that the Taycan can go upto a range of 60 Miles in just 5 minutes of Charge.The 800 volt battery produces around 270kW of power It has a Long Range of 191 miles and a WLTP range of 241.

Models

Taycan Turbo S

Tesla Model S

Miles Per Charge (Long Range)

191 miles

373 miles

Miles Per Charge (WLTP)

241 miles

279 miles

Average Electric Range 200 miles N/A

The Tesla Model S has a huge advantage in terms of range which is surely double than the Taycan Turbo S. While the Taycan Turbo S might not offer you a long range but one will enjoy every mile on this Sedan for sure.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior

8.8/10

This 4 Seater Performance Sedan will Capture one in its Interior and embrace one not to move out of the car, Porsche extends the Sporty Interior concept with its electric range too. The Seat Upholstery covered in premium leather with those stitched corners provides an extra premium feel of the car.

 If one is willing to upgrade the Car’s interior Porsche’s got options to choose between the naturally treated olea club leather, smooth finish leather and also leather-free interior in different colour options. Personalised options to the car include giving Individual signature and ambient lighting interiors.

The aggressively designed cockpit gives a feel of the race track ahead of it every time one steps inside. It’s not too Spacious for a Sedan yet if you compare with a Coupe you won’t be disappointed.

The German Instincts of this Car are way too American in terms of Minimalism. Taycan has a more tidy and expressive interior structure which provides additional room in the front seats. Turbo S has a multifunction GT sports steering wheel, practically designed and comes with drive assist features such as call function, drive modes and recuperation button which stores energy to give some extra miles when brakes are applied.

2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan seating layout

Just beside the Steering on the dashboard there are two touchscreen panel on either sides one for controlling lighting functions and other with Chassis functions of the car. The Car’s center console which is also the centre of attraction in this car gets a huge 16.8 inch curved digital instrument cluster consisting of the drive modes dial namely Normal, Sports, Sport Plus, and additionally the Range button(which maximises efficiency).

The touch feel of the 8.4 inch Central panel which provides Media, Telephone, apple car play and settings access is also responsive and might not need a hard brush on its top anytime. Apart from that the 10.9 inch central display and attached with it a similar 10.9 inch front passenger display gets one an expensive hold of the car’s interior. The Car has a lot of display designed so practically that it never mess ups the balance of the interior.

Other Interior features consists of Porsche’s Navigation System and redesigned Porsche Communication Management a drive assist function. The rear seats allows one to control and operate comfort features such as ventilation, seat heating and temperature function from a 5.9 Inch Touchscreen Display available at the back.

Model

Taycan Turbo S

Tesla Model S

Seating Capacity

4 (+1 Optional)

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

N/A

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

N/A

The Interior Space in both the car are similar and although the Tesla Model S has more Convenient Seating Capacity and Roominess than the Taycan Turbo S.

What are the different creature comforts on offer?

While Porsche’s new design language has more convenient spaces to keep the interior practical and spacious and do seems in the 2020 Taycan Turbo S. The extra Interior Features which come as Standard or Optional in this Car are:

  • Naturally treated olea club leather Interior/ Smooth finish leather interior and also leather-free interior.
  • Auto-Matic Advanced Climate Control
  • Auto Dimming Interior Rear view Mirror and Digital Compass
  • Power Windows with Pinch Protection
  • 14 /18(Optional) Way Adjustable front row Seats with narrow headrests.
  • Multi Function Sports and Optional Gt Sports Steering Wheel
  • Optional Ambient Lighting Interiors
  • Optional dashboard in aluminium, carbon or paldao wood

How good is the Infotainment ?

The Car comes with loads of Infotainment features the Apple Car Play support and Porsche Communication Management are among the major highlights. A unique Drive Assist feature Navigation Plus that retrieves real-time traffic information on the road. Porsche promises a seamless 6 Months free Subscription of Apple Music for Taycan owners so now one can stream over 50 Million songs ad free and other apple music play features such as driving mood.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan infotainment system
  • Voice Command features (Hey Porsche)
  • Apple Car Play
  • Porsche Connect Feature (Function On Demand)
  • Navigation Plus feature with real time Traffic on Road.
  • Route Monitor with Optimal Data Usage
  • Bluetooth Telephonic and Audio Connect feature
  • Rearview Camera with Bird View Angle

How good is the cargo-carrying capacity?

Well Equipped with 81 Litres cabin space at the front to store smaller luggage items, Combining the rear boot space of 366 Litres, the vehicle has a 447 Litres of Baggage capacity and that’s enough for a Sedan of this Size. The Cargo Capacity can also be extended by folding the rear seats backrests.

Models

Taycan Turbo S

Tesla Model S

Cargo Capacity

15.78 cu.ft.

N/A

While Cargo Capacity may not be the primary reason why a Customer would want to buy a Porsche Taycan Turbo S but it lands a positive figure in terms of Cargo space.

2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan Interior

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Exterior

8.6/10

The Chassis of a performance Car can hold anyone for a while to look back, and when one knows its a Porsche they find another reason for a head turn. The Galloping Roofline which runs from the Cowl to the bonnet of this 4 Door Sedan is amazingly capturing especially when it runs the track. The Aerodynamic Design can be felt with just a glimpse of the Car which runs low in height, and a sleek, sharp and racy look of the car which finds its DNA from the Porsche tree is quite captivating. At the front the Curvy cowl which on a practical sense do not require a grille for engine cooling being an Electric drive, has got lateral air intakes on either sides for cooling down the battery and runs beneath the line as a signature to Porsche’s design line. The Four-Point LED lights on the front extends the looks of the car and other performance features in this Sedan can be rarely kept unnoticed especially the 21 Inch Wheels.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan three quarter view

At the rear Brake lights finds its roots from the 911 running from one end to the other. Charging Ports on Either Side of the Car and Rise up door handles add to the Convenient architecture of the Car. The Body dimensions and positive weight distribution of the Car helps in better handling and maneuverability of the Car.

Model

Taycan Turbo S

Tesla Model S

Curb Weight

5121 lbs

4960 lbs

Length

195.4"

195.7"

Width

77.4"

77.3"

Height

54.4"

56.5"

Ground Clearance

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase

114.2"

116.5"

What are the most notable features on the outside?

The Sedan has some great features on the Exterior, some of the most notable here are:

  • Front and Rear Parking Camera with Sensors
  • Full Automatic LED Headlights
  • Power-Adjustable, auto-dimming, power-folding, heated ORVM’s
  • 21” Alloy Wheels
  • Keyless Start, Stop and Entry
  • Automatic Windshield Wipers and Headlights
  • 3 way Adaptive Rear Spoiler
  • Open Clear Windshields

 . Charging Points on either side of the Vehicle

. Pop Up Door Handles

2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior
2020 Taycan Turbo S Sedan EXterior

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Safety

9.0/10

To date there is no NHTSA and IIHS test reports confirming the Car’s Safety test features, still it has loads of Standard Safety features that cannot get unnoticed as Airbags on front row, Side Curtain as well knee protection on Front and Second Row. Apart from that, Traction Control, Headlights Washer, Cornering Lights, LED DRLs and Stolen Vehicle Tracking are some drive friendly features this Car gets.

Safety Features

  • Front Row Airbags / Side Impact /Side Curtain / Knee Protection
  • Occupancy Sensor
  • Traction Control
  • Stolen Vehicle Tracking
  • Height Adjustable Safety Belts
  • Seatbelt pre- tensioners
  • LED DRLs
  • Parking Assist
  • Panic alarm
  • Rare Child Safety Door Locks
  • Content theft-deterrent alarm system
  • Remote Ignition Disable\
  • Lane Departure
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • ABS with EBD

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Competition

Porsche Taycan Turbo S vs Tesla Model S

 Porsche Taycan Turbo S the top of the Taycan Tree has a record of taking down the Model S in track and promises to deliver repeatable performance every time. The reliability and trust of Porsche is another thing which will make one opt for this Car, its too charming for a 4 Door electric sedan to take down a Tesla in terms of performance but we all know its a VW gene. Where it lacks is the Range and Charge which Tesla has in Abundance and the Fast Charging infra where Tesla gets a monopoly over Porsche.

2020 Tesla Model S Sedan

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Sedan Final Verdict

Compared to the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, the Tesla Model S is surely quicker and gets more miles out of every charge. However, if one loves to drive a car that has more muscles and luxury then one should surely opt the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

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