Combining classic sports styling and high-performance capability on the road, there’s no doubt that Porsche is one of the most famous, and in-demand, motoring brands in the world.
Now, Porsche has taken vehicle innovation to a whole new level by unveiling a range of electric and hybrid models. With the future of motoring set to be dominated by all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids, these are truly exciting developments from Porsche – providing that famous dynamic driving experience, complemented by new technology and significantly reduced emissions.
Let’s take a closer look at the electric Porsche, and hybrid Porsche, range of cars.
The Electric & Hybrid Porsche Range
The electric and hybrid Porsche range currently available through the Dick Lovett dealerships includes four models – the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid, which has a starting price from £83,720; the Porsche Taycan, which has a starting price from £70,690, and the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, which has a starting price of £79,340. The fourth model in Porsche’s electric and hybrid range is the five-seater Cayenne E-Hybrid; prices start from £71,040 for this 3.0 litre sports car.
Within each model, there are a number of variants. So, the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid incorporates these four variations: Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid 4; Panamera E-Hybrid 4 Sport Turismo; Panamera E-Hybrid Turbo S, and Panamera E-Hybrid Turbo S Sport Turismo. The latter two are both fitted with a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine, and spec differs slightly across the variations.
Highlight features on the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid include the Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive system, and in-car tech with the Communication Management System. The Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid is, as its name suggests, a hybrid model. Using E-Power mode, you can drive it accessing purely electric power, but the traditional engine kicks in when the accelerator pedal is deployed and pushed down past a certain point.
In addition to the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, there are three other variants. The Cayenne E-Hybrid Turbo S Coupé, the Cayenne E-Hybrid Turbo S, and the E-Hybrid Coupé.
The Porsche Taycan is a genuine headline act. Why? Because this is the first all-electric Porsche car. With its athletic exterior design and smart bodywork, it definitely looks like a Porsche, and while it doesn’t sound like one – the throaty roar of the traditional engine is obviously missing – it still performs like an all-conquering sports car.
There are three variants in the Porsche Taycan range, with the Taycan 4S and Taycan Turbo complementing the Taycan. On-road performance is impressive; the Taycan 4S and Taycan Turbo have top speeds of 155mph and 161mph respectively, and acceleration is certainly sharp too, at 0 to 62mph in just four seconds with the 4S, and 0 to 62mph in only 3.2 seconds with the Turbo.
The extended Taycan family also includes the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, which has four variants – 4, 4S, Turbo and Turbo S. These have extra space, and an extra driving mode, in comparison to the Porsche Taycan.
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