2024 Porsche Taycan Debuts With More Power, Up To 939 bhp and over 678 Km Range
Porsche has unveiled the 2024 Taycan facelift ahead of its launch in global markets in the coming months. The 2024 model receives significant upgrades under the hood across its range and continues to be offered in standard, Sport Turismo (estate), and Cross Turismo (high-riding estate) body styles, with rear and all-wheel drive options.
2024 Porsche Taycan: Design
In terms of design, the Taycan features revised front and rear bumpers and tweaks to the light clusters. Additionally, all variants come with new aero-optimized wheels. Inside, the cabin remains largely unchanged from the outgoing model, featuring a digital-heavy layout with up to three screens across the dashboard fascia and touch-sensitive controls on the centre console. While these are the physical changes to the 2024 Taycan, the more significant upgrades lie beneath the surface.
2024 Taycan: Specifications & Performance
All variants of the Taycan now come equipped with a new rear axle motor, providing an additional 107 bhp of power depending on the variant. The optional Sport Chrono pack introduces a new push-to-pass function, temporarily boosting output by up to 94 bhp for 10 seconds on the all-wheel-drive models. Although full specifications are yet to be revealed, Porsche’s Turbo S variants will see a significant increase in power, from the current 751 bhp to 939 bhp, making it Porsche’s most powerful road car to date. The base Taycan also receives a power boost, with an additional 80 bhp.
These power enhancements translate into improved performance figures, with the base Taycan now accelerating from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.8 seconds, a 0.6-second improvement, while the Turbo S achieves the same feat in 2.4 seconds, making it 0.4 seconds quicker.
Performance Improvements & Battery
Porsche has made several changes to the Taycan’s powertrain components, including a modified pulse inverter with optimized software, more powerful batteries, revised thermal management, a next-generation heat pump, and a modified recuperation and all-wheel-drive strategy. The carmaker claims that the battery packs now offer greater capacity and are lighter. The optional Performance Battery Plus now has a gross capacity of 105 kWh, increased from 93 kWh.
The range has also improved across the board, with Porsche claiming a 35 percent-plus improvement depending on the variant. The variant with the longest range now offers up to 678 km on a single charge. The new Turbo S now has a claimed range of 630 km, while the base Taycan can cover up to 678 km (all figures, WLTP). Battery charging got an upgrade as well, with the Taycan now supporting up to 320 kW of DC fast charging, up from 270 kW.
More Features & India Launch
The Taycan has also received upgrades in terms of features, with adaptive air suspension now being standard. All-wheel-drive models will also have a new optional Porsche Active Ride suspension that keeps the car’s body level at all times by compensating for pitch and roll.
Other standard equipment includes heated front seats, ambient lighting, Park Assist with a reverse camera, a wireless smartphone charger, a steering-mounted drive mode selector, and Porsche Power Steering Plus. Porsche says that the upgraded Taycan will start arriving in dealerships across Europe in the spring of 2024, with expectations for the model to also arrive in India later in the year.