Torrential Taycan: Porsche's first modern electric car

The Taycan, Porsche's first modern electric car, feels, drives and sounds closest to a petrol-powered car. The Straits Times senior correspondent Christopher Tan goes for a test drive from Innsbruck, Austria, to Munich, Germany.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo is very aerodynamic, with a drag coefficient of 0.22, making it among the most slippery cars ever made.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo is very aerodynamic, with a drag coefficient of 0.22, making it among the most slippery cars ever made.PHOTO: PORSCHE
The Porsche Taycan Turbo is very aerodynamic, with a drag coefficient of 0.22, making it among the most slippery cars ever made.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo is very aerodynamic, with a drag coefficient of 0.22, making it among the most slippery cars ever made.PHOTO: PORSCHE
The Porsche Taycan Turbo is very aerodynamic, with a drag coefficient of 0.22, making it among the most slippery cars ever made.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo is very aerodynamic, with a drag coefficient of 0.22, making it among the most slippery cars ever made.PHOTO: PORSCHE

Porsche's electric grand tourer sets itself apart with its insane output and traditional driving values

Porsche has undergone many dramatic changes in recent decades, but the most radical yet must be the Taycan, its first modern electric car.

Well, you may ask, what's so radical about that, given that so many brands have made battery-powered cars?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2019, with the headline 'Torrential Taycan'. Print Edition | Subscribe