The 4S is the Taycan you want
First, you have to navigate buying your Taycan. At the moment there are three versions – the 4S, Turbo and Turbo S. Prices start at £83,580 for the 4S, the Turbo is another £32,280 and the Turbo S another £22,970 on top of that. Every Taycan is, therefore, a Very Expensive Car.
They’re all four-wheel drive, but a rear-drive Taycan is already on sale in China and will hopefully be coming to the UK at some point.
This one’s a 4S with the ‘Performance Battery Plus’ option, which for £4,613 swaps the standard 79.2kWh battery for the same 93.4kWh battery as the Turbo and Turbo S, bringing more power (523bhp plays 563bhp) and more range (up to 254 miles versus up to 288 miles) than a normal 4S. A box very much worth ticking. 0-62mph takes every 4S four seconds. The 671bhp Turbo does it in 3.2 and the colossally powerful 751bhp Turbo S in a borderline unpleasant 2.6 seconds. Fun, but largely unnecessary for the day-to-day. The Turbo and Turbo S don’t give you any more range either.
We reckon the 4S with the big battery is peak Taycan – the right price, performance and range. But be careful…