Porsche has expanded its all-electric Taycan range with the addition of a fresh entry-level variant distinguished by its rear-wheel-drive configuration.

While the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S are feature all-wheel drive, the new entry-level derivative's electric powertrain drives the rear axle only. Power is delivered by a permanently excited synchronous motor sited on the rear axle, employing a two-speed transmission.

It will be available with two battery sizes: the standard single-deck 79,2 kWh version offers peak power of 300 kW in overboost mode, while the optional two-deck 93,4 kWh Performance Battery Plus increases the maximum output to 350 kW. Claimed range (based on the WLTP system) is 431 km and 484 km, respectively.

The Zuffenhausen-based firm says the entry-level Taycan – regardless of the chosen battery pack – will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 5,4 seconds, before topping out at 230 km/h. The maximum charging capacity is up to 225 kW with the standard battery and up to 270 kW when equipped with the Performance Battery Plus. Both versions can be charged from five to 80 percent in a claimed 22,5 minutes (under “ideal conditions”, says Porsche).

The base Taycan rides on “aerodynamically optimised” 19-inch Taycan Aero wheels framing black anodised brake callipers. The front apron, side sills and rear diffuser in finished in black, just like those of the Taycan 4S. LED headlamps are fitted as standard.

The Taycan comes with a partial leather interior as well as front comfort seats with eight-way electrical adjustment.