While 2020 might have been a challenge for some automakers, Porsche’s all-electric Taycan sent a shockwave through Canada’s luxury car market by nearly upsetting Tesla’s Model S. When the checkered flag waved at the end of a year that we all wanted to put behind us, the Model S still stood on top of the podium, but it wasn’t on a firm footing due to just 960sales compared to the Taycan’s 824. Moving forward six months, the Taycan is now solidly on top, with Porsche having reported a total of 445 deliveries compared to just 300 for the Tesla Model S.
Just one glance and it’s easy to see why Porsche is dominating the plug-in electric market in the Taycan’s mid-size four-door class. The Taycan presents a fresh, new, dynamic design filled with the latest technology, while it’s every bit a Porsche thanks to thrilling performance that’s been verified on the best racetracks in the world, its 7:42.34-minute single lap on Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife still unbeaten by any other electrically-powered production car, including the Model S.
Only time will tell if the Taycan holds out for top spot over the entire year, but momentum is certainly with Porsche. The Taycan’s model range is wide and varied, including two body styles and four trims, from the most affordable Cross Turismo 4 that starts at just $119,900, to the incredibly potent 750 horsepower Turbo S four-door coupe and Turbo S Cross Turismo that can be had for $215,000 and $218,000 respectively.
The Taycan Turbo S, which is even more capable than the Taycan Turbo that holds the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record, can sprint from standstill to 100km/h in only 2.8 seconds before attaining a top track speed of 260 km/h, or if driven more modestly can achieve a total range of 340 km between recharging.
Porsche Centre Vancouver actually has a beautiful Chalk-coloured 2021 Taycan Turbo S in inventory, so make sure you contact us at (604) 736-7911 to arrange a test drive, or visit us in our showroom at 688 Terminal Ave, Vancouver.
Story credits: Trevor Hofmann
Date: September 2021
Photo credits: Porsche