September 18, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Porsche sports car, has launched the all-electric Porsche Taycan, in conjunction with SDAP’s 10th anniversary.
Three variants were offered, namely the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S, carrying a price tag of RM 1,195,000, RM 999,000 and RM 725,000, respectively.
“The Taycan is the first purely electric powered sports car from Porsche and marks the beginning of a new era into the field of electromobility. Powered by an electric powertrain, it is still undeniably a Porsche – you can feel the soul of the Taycan the second you get behind the steering wheel. It feels and drives like a true Porsche,” said its chief executive officer Christopher Hunter in a statement.
All three variants are all-wheel drive setup, with separate electric motors powering the each axle. The Taycan 4S is hooked on the 429 hp or 320 kW electric motors with 640 Nm of torque. It has an overboost function to push it to 523 hp or 390 kW for a short period of time.
As for the Turbo, it gets the 617 hp or 460 kW and 850 Nm of torque motors. It can be boosted to 670 hp or 500kW. Meanwhile, the Turbo S variant is equipped with the 616.5 hp or 1,050 Nm unit, and able to increase to 751 hp or 560 kW.
Even as a fully electric vehicle, the Taycan is a sports car with breath-taking acceleration, coupled with the sports car traction and handling. The range-topping variant, the Taycan Turbo S can complete the century sprint in just 2.8 seconds, and the Taycan Turbo is able to achieve it at 3.2 seconds, while the Taycan 4S takes 4.0 seconds. Top speed for the 4S is rated at 250 kph and both the Turbo variants at 260 kph.
Powering the electric motor of the Taycan 4S is the 79.2 kWh litihium-ion battery pack, and both the Turbo variants get the 93.4-kWh unit. It has a maximum WLTP-rated range of 408 km for the 4S, 454 km for the Turbo and 416km for the Turbo S. There is the optional Performance Battery upgrade for the 4S to upgrade it to the 93.4 kWh unit and increase the range up to 464 km.
All variants are equipped with the adaptive air suspension with three-chamber air springs, 16.8-inch curved digital instrument cluster, 10.9-inch infotainment system, 8.4-inch display, Porsche active management (PASM), and Porsche Traction Management. There’s also an option to install a 10.9-inch display for the passenger.
The Taycan 4S is fitted with 19-inch wheels, 360-mm cast iron disc brakes with six-piston calipers at the front, 358-mm disc with four-piston calipers at the rear. The Turbo variant comes with the 20-inch wheels, Porsche surface coated brake system, carbide coated 415-mm ten-piston calipers at the front, and 365-mm four-piston calipers at the rear.
As for the Turbo S, it is upgraded to the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, with 420-mm ten-piston calipers ceramic disc brakes in front and 410-mm four-piston calipers at the rear.
The Taycan 4S is equipped with LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, while both the Turbo variants get the LED Matrix headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus.
Meanwhile, the range topping Turbo S is fitted with carbon finished door sill guards, sport design side skirts and rear diffuser. There are also available options for the Turbo and 4S variants.
Taycan customers will enjoy the four-year maintenance and warranty programme offered for all Porsche cars by SDAP. The battery is covered under an eight-year warranty. There is also an option to extend the vehicle warranties for up to 15 years.
“As we move into the new era of digital and electromobility, in line with the global strategy, we have designed our new Porsche Centre Ara Damansara to be future-ready with state-of-the-art technology.
“Coinciding with the launch of our first fully electric sports car, the Taycan, the new flagship centre is fully equipped to handle the latest battery technology repairs and maintenance and Malaysia’s first Direct Current high-performance chargers have also been installed across our dealer network.
“With first deliveries of the Taycan estimated to be in the first quarter of 2021, all Taycan owners can have peace-of-mind with these 175 kW DC chargers delivery a full charge in 36 minutes, giving you more than enough time to enjoy a nicely brewed cup of coffee at our Carrera Lounge,” Christopher said.
For more information, please visit Porsche dealer website at:-
Porsche Centre Ara Damansara: http://bit.ly/Ara_NewTaycan
Porsche Centre Sungai Besi: http://bit.ly/SBesi_NewTaycan
Porsche Centre Penang: http://bit.ly/Penang_NewTaycan