The new Taycan EV is one of the fastest-accelerating Porsches of all time

Hot on the heels of the Macan EV launch, Porsche has taken the wraps off its heavily updated Taycan model, which now offers an increased all-electric range of up to 421 miles in certain model variants and the ability to sprint from 0-62mph in a staggering 2.4 seconds.

Granted, those neck-snapping acceleration figures are only available in the most powerful (and most expensive) Taycan Turbo S models, but they put Porsche’s 918 Spyder to shame. That model that was once considered part of the ‘holy trinity’ of high performance next-gen hypercars that included the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1.

Owners of the range-topping Taycan Turbo S model get access to a total power output of 700kW (or 952hp) although this is only available when using the launch control functionality. Drivers also get a ‘push-to-pass function’ button, which unleashes an additional 70kW (94hp) for ten seconds to assist with overtaking maneuvers. Bottom line, it’s stupidly fast whatever way you cut it.

Porsche Taycan 2024

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But behind the insane performance metrics still remains a very useable and family-friendly electric saloon. One that can now travel for up to 421-miles on a single charge in the Turbo and Turbo S variants, thanks to a larger 105kWh battery pack (97kWh is useable).

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