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

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