Starting today, the all-electric Porsche Taycan is officially on sale at Porsche Centre Doha, Al Boraq Automobiles Co. w.l.l. at Porsche Showroom in Medina Centrale, The Pearl – Qatar. Available in three variants comprising the 4S, Turbo and Turbo S, the Taycan writes a new chapter in Porsche’s 70-year history as it welcomes in the era for electromobility for the luxury sports car manufacturer.
“Today marks the beginning of the future for Porsche in Qatar, as we start taking orders for a car that redefines motoring. The all-new Taycan is a sports car in the purest form but one which ticks every green credential box and delivers a real performance solution in an age of electric mobility,” said Salman Jassem Al Darwish, Chairman & CEO of Porsche Centre Doha.
He added: “Our first fully electric model features many innovations, such as the world’s first ever 800-volt architecture, the first two-speed transmission in an EV and reproducible acceleration without loss of power. Without any doubt, the Taycan brings exhilaration and emotion to electric mobility. It also launches a new era of automotive manufacturing with a CO₂-neutral production at the heart of Porsche in Germany.“
True sports car performance
The Taycan Turbo S matches the iconic 911 GT2 RS acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, while the Turbo completes this in 3.2 seconds and the 4S covers it in 4 seconds. The Turbo S is among the most powerful production models in the Porsche range, generating 761 PS (560 kW) overboost power in combination with Launch Control, while the Turbo delivers 680 PS (500 kW) and the 4S follows with 571 PS (420 kW) when equipped with the Performance battery Plus.
Power comes via two permanently excited synchronous motors, one mounted on each axle, making the four-door saloon an all-wheel drive. Performance is further enhanced by the world’s first two-speed transmission in an EV, installed on the rear axle, enabling fast acceleration and high end speed. The electric all-wheel drive is paired with variable torque distribution and Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The Taycan Turbo and Turbo S share the same top speed of 260 km/h, with the 4S coming in at 250 km/h.
According to WLTP tests, all three derivatives feature a generous driving range. When equipped with the Performance battery Plus, the Taycan 4S leads the range with a driving range of up to 463 km, followed by the Turbo derivative with 450 km and the Turbo S with 412 km.
With a daily average commute in Qatar between 50 to 70 kilometres, there is no need to charge the car during a standard working week for most drivers.
Single-tier and two-tier battery
The Turbo and Turbo S both feature a 93.4 kWh, two-tier Performance Battery Plus pack, while a 79kWh, single-tier battery is standard on the entry-level 4S. Owners of the Taycan 4S can opt for the two-tier pack at a surcharge which boosts its power and efficiency.
Future-oriented design with unique proportions
The Taycan ushers in Porsche’s new design direction with a minimalistic theme that looks to the future but at the same time pays homage to its past. The ‘flyline’ that curves from the roof down to the tail is carried over from the 911 but offers more space to allow for rear seat passengers plus 366 litres of stowage space. The car sits low at just 1,380mm tall and wide at 1,966mm, giving it a purposeful sports car stance that is most noticeable from the front, accentuated under a sloping bonnet reminiscent of the 911 that holds a further 81 litres of cargo space. Two highly pronounced wings on either side house the new-look LED matrix headlights, while at the rear, a full width illuminated light bar pays its respects to the first 911 Turbo but adds a new twist by incorporating three-dimensional letters spelling out the Porsche name.
Innovative interior with wide range of customisation options
The early 1963 Porsche dash provided the inspiration for the Taycan’s curved, free-standing 16.8-inch instrument cluster atop the steering column with the rounded look that's typical of Porsche. It houses four display modes for the driver to choose from. The upper and lower sections of the dashboard stretch across the entire width of the vehicle in the shape of a wing, featuring a central 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display.
The black panel replaces many hardware controls, such as switches and buttons, with on-screen, haptic-touch menus that are intuitive and can be operated by the simple voice command of “Hey Porsche”.
The Taycan is available with a wide range of interior and exterior configurations, in both traditional and modern styles. For the first time, Porsche also offers an entirely leather-free interior. New colours and an optional interior accent package give customers a wide choice. For an even higher degree of personalisation, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur offers around 90 finishing options exclusively for the all-new Taycan.
The Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts. This is a particular advantage when high-power charging access is available, allowing exceptionally short charging times. All Taycan drivers can comfortably charge their cars with up to 11kW AC charger at home, at work on a fast industrial charger, or at any public charging point while running errands.
Taycan owners can visit Porsche Centre Doha and use the new charging points installed as part of the global Porsche Charging Service at any time.
The new Porsche Taycan 4S, Turbo and Turbo S are available to order now, with first units arriving in the final quarter of this year.
The basic retail prices for the new Taycan derivatives in Qatar are as follows:
Taycan 4S 411,200 QAR
Taycan Turbo 573,100 QAR
Taycan Turbo S 744,600 QAR