Porsche Taycan takes the twisties on Atlanta track
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The Taycan: Porsche’s billion-dollar bet on an electric-drive future

Porsche Taycan takes a spin on the carmaker’s Atlanta test track. (Porsche)
The base prices of the two Porsche Taycan models range from $150,000 to $180,000. (Porsche)
The Taycan rockets from 0 to 60 in 2.6 to 3 seconds, with a range estimated close to 240 miles. (Porsche)
The Taycan comes in two models: the Turbo and the Turbo S. (Porsche)
The Taycan is equipped with two permanent-magnet motors that together produce 625 horsepower. (Porsche)
Unlike other electric cars, the Porsche Taycan has a two-speed transmission, with a higher gear for highway cruising. (Porsche)
The Taycan’s interior is filled with digital technology. That challenged designers to maintain Porsche’s classically clean look while modernizing the cockpit. (Porsche)
The Taycan’s aerodynamics are even better than the 911’s, Porsche says, based on a coefficient drag factor of 0.22. (Porsche)
The word Taycan, as Porsche tells it, derives from ancient Turkic and means “spirited young horse.”  (Porsche)
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