Porsche Taycan Prices and Model Names Allegedly Confirmed, Including Turbo Pricing Above $130k

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  1. Tye

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    Porsche has confirmed that it will be building 3 Taycan models:

    Porsche Taycan - Starting in the low $90,000 range
    Porsche Taycan 4S - Starting in the high $90,000 range
    Porsche Taycan Turbo - Starting over $130,000

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    Porsche Taycan performance model could be named Turbo, cost more than $130,000

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    The model names for Porsche's upcoming Taycan electric car will fit right in with existing Porsche nomenclature, according to a Wednesday tweet from automotive journalist Alex Roy.

    Roy posted the tweet after receiving the information directly from a Porsche outreach representative. According to that rep, the car is due in about a year and it will come in three models: Taycan, Taycan 4s, and Taycan Turbo.


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    If those were names for a gas-powered car, we'd expect the Taycan to be the base model, the 4S (not s) to be an all-wheel-drive model with more power, and the Turbo to also boast AWD and a healthy dose of additional power. Of course, the electric Taycan can't use actual turbos, but it can offer plenty more power.

    Previous information from Porsche stated that at least one version of the Taycan will make more than 600 horsepower and have a range in excess of 300 miles. Expect that to be the Taycan Turbo. Porsche said the 600-hp version would accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and 0-124 mph in 12 seconds.

    When Porsche released its initial specs, we also expected 400- and 500-horsepower versions of the Taycan. All models were expected to come with AWD initially, with rear-drive as a possibility later. Perhaps that has changed and rear drive will be available from the start in the 400-hp version while the 4S will get AWD and 500 hp. A two-speed transmission will likely be fitted to all models; most electric cars have single-speed transmissions.

    Expect all models to come with Porsche's 800-volt electrical system, which will enable owners to charge the battery to 80 percent in 15 minutes. Porsche is starting to build out its network of 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging stations at dealerships and select highway locations in the U.S.

    The tweet also gave basic pricing for the Taycan and confirmed an earlier report that it would be priced like the Panamera. The tweet shows the base car in the low $90,000 range, the 4S in the high $90,000 range, and the Turbo at "over $130,000." Those are likely base prices, and options will drive up final prices considerably. Porsche likes to offer plenty of options.

    Motor Authority reached out to Porsche for comment on the tweet. Porsche spokesman Frank Wiesmann said that no official pricing or information has been announced regarding Taycan, and that the automaker will not speculate on future product.
     
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    The 3 expected versions makes total sense. While I certainly would love to have the AWD 600hp "Turbo", I suspect my plans will focus on the "4S" as all of my Porsches have either been 'S' or 'GTS'...mid-range versions. It would be nice to see Porsche come up with a naming convention that is more specific to their electric models rather than use names that relate to the combustion-engine lineup (ie Turbo).
     
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    Naming it Turbo is totally weird (and lazy). I understand it has to be easily identified to the mass public as the "fast" model but surely they can come up with something that actually makes sense.
     
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    #4 Raek, Dec 26, 2018
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    I dunno. The whole article is strange. For starters, he's just putting a deposit down. When I put mine down, my rep told me that I knew as much as he (and the whole dealership, basically) did about the car, and that's been repeated a couple of times on these forums.

    Second, if ACTUAL reps from Porsche had no comment to give...why would a local " global outreach" guy?

    That answer from the rep seems fishy to me.
     
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    Not sure I believe this guy, at all. I've had my deposit down for a few months with a Premier Porsche dealer. Just picked up our 2019 Cayenne Turbo, and asked my dealer what the latest news is and shared this story. He said that is all speculation from that dealer alone, and that Porsche remains air-tight on all details around price and options.

    That Alex person to me seems like your typical car salesman. Full of hot air to get a sale.
     
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    Don’t believe it at all. What happened to the official Porsche statement about pricing between Cayenne and Panamera? Now this guy says priced as per Panamera?
     
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    #7 Dee, Dec 28, 2018
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    The headline of this article is false.
    Porsche didn't say or confirmed anything.
    Like some members already stated, it's speculation.
    I talked to my dealer and he wasn't aware of this, nor pricing.

    C'mon, a "Turbo"?
    I wouldn't be surprised if this is an early April's fools joke.
    I guess one person is laughing his balls of cuz of the viral state his tweet has getting into...

    I mean, some hardcore folks are so offended by the production of an electric Porsche, it would be the ultimate subject for joking, a turbo on an EV..... c'mon that's hilarious.
    This is a joke.

    Grtz Dee. ;)
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    This is what I'm currently dealing with...
     

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    Porsche has not told us as a Porsche dealer anything yet about pricing and model names. This guy is just making this up. It could end up being correct, but I would see that as a lucky guess... I rather give my clients real info than making stuff up.

    Porsche has also not suggested a specific deposit amount. They leave that all up to the dealers. We have been taking $ 1,000 deposits. It's just to make sure the client is guaranteed a spot on the dealer's allocation list.
     
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    +1 these naming antics aren't something I can see Porsche doing. Slapping a Turbo badge on a car that has nothing to do with turbos whatsoever just isn't its M.O.

    Kudos for just requiring a $1k deposit. I've seen much more on here.
     
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    Why kudos?
    If you're planning to buy a Taycan you need much more that just $1000.
    I think it's just better to raise that amount to see if you're really interested and even able to pay for a Taycan.
    But then again, paying $10,000 on a deposit would be a bit too much (although is pretty common on 911 RS models).
    Still, I wouldn't mind as this money can't be taxed as long as it's not on my bank account, lol.
    I'll have to pay for the car anyway, got my drift?

    Grtz Dee.
     
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    I went in to the dealership expecting to pay the $2500 deposit I had seen online somewhere...he stated the $1000 price, so I wasn't going to argue.
     
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    Because why float a dealer a few thousand dollars for more than a year? Even if I can only generate $100 of interest/return with the money while waiting to pay for the Taycan, it's still $100 that should be in my pocket not my dealer's :)

    The tire kickers on the waiting list who aren't truly going to buy the car will just drop off when time comes to pay for the car and everyone behind will just get moved up.
     
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    At our dealership we look at these deposits not as a commitment from our clients to us, but as a commitment from us to the client to guarantee a client a build slot in the order of receipt of the deposit. It's not really important how much money we ask as a deposit. The client can always ask for their deposit back if they don't want to wait any longer, of if they don't like the car. It's a ladies and gentlemen's agreement made official with a deposit.
     
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