How The Taycan Turbo And Turbo S Compare

Posted on 19th March 2020

Turbo vs Turbo S

The Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S are already leading the way in electric sports cars. Bringing all that is great about Porsche to the future of high-performance motoring.

Representing an extraordinary technical achievement, the new Taycan is Porsche through and through. Breathtakingly fast and with distinctly Mission E-esque lines, the Turbo and Turbo S deliver everything you love about driving: powerful acceleration, smooth braking, incredible cornering. All supported by a massive amount of capability.

Because every Porsche driver is unique, the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S are as different as they are similar. Here we cast an expert eye over these stablemates to see how they compare, from power and performance to interior style and technology.

Porsche Taycan power

Both have dual-motor AWD with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) at the rear. The Turbo S gives you a mighty 760 hp with Launch Control, while the Turbo gives you a more than decent 680 hp. Total maximum torque for the Turbo S pushes 1050 nm, while the Turbo pushes 850 nm. The power-to-weight ratio for the Taycan Turbo S is 6.8 lbs/hp, with its sibling not far behind with 7.6 lbs/hp.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S BrakesPorsche Taycan Turbo S

Porsche Taycan Turbo SidePorsche Taycan Turbo

The difference in materials used on each model’s brakes, are reflected in the different caliper colours: white for the Turbo's Porsche surface-coated brakes (PSCB) and yellow for the Porsche ceramic composites brakes (PCCB) featured on the Turbo S. 

Porsche Taycan Turbo specs

Both Taycans are powered by forceful electric motors – 190mm/160mm electric motor on the front axle and 245/210 on the rear axle. Both use the same 600-A pulse inverter on the rear axle. The difference is in the front axle pulse inverters where the Turbo S gets double the power with a 600-A, compared to the Turbo’s 300-A. 

The Turbo S has a further edge on power, sharing ground-breaking technology with the 99X electric Porsche Formula E Racer. Permanent magnet synchronous motors. A DC-DC converter. And the remarkable Porsche Recuperation Management.

Taycan top speed

With a shared top speed of 161 mph neither of these electric thoroughbreds disappoints. The Taycan Turbo S accelerates from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, while the Turbo takes just 3.2 seconds with Launch Control. Estimated quarter-mile times are equally impressive. 11.1 seconds for the Turbo and 10.8 seconds for the Taycan Turbo S with Launch Control. 

Taycan Turbo S Speed

Porsche Taycan interior

The cabin of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S pays homage to its sports car heritage with a smart two-tone leather-free interior accented in dark silver, matt carbon interior trim, Race-tex roof lining and GT multi-function sports steering wheel.

Taycan Turbo S interior

The Taycan Turbo’s interior feels more classic, featuring smooth finish leather with accents in black, Race-tex roof lining and a multi-function leather sports steering wheel.

Taycan Turbo (1)

The headrests in both models are ornamented with their respective logos and the seats are heated for you and your passengers’ comfort. The main difference is the front seats. 18-way electric adaptive Sports seats in the Turbo S and 14-way electric Comfort seats in the Turbo.

Both the Taycan Turbo and the Turbo S feature all the latest Porsche technological innovations, including:

  • Keyless start and driver personalisation options 
  • Lane Keeping Assist with traffic sign recognition, collision and brake assist, front and rear ParkAssist 
  • Curved 16.8-inch touch control display with Porsche Communication Management system, Porsche Connect and 14 speaker BOSE Surround Sound System 
  • Advanced climate control with parking pre-climatisation, thermally insulated glass and active carbon fine dust filter to protect you from particles, pollen and odours. 
  • Simple and intelligent home charging solutions

Porsche Taycan price

The price of the Porsche Taycan Turbo starts from £115,857.99 with the Taycan Turbo S starting at £138,825.99, reflecting its extra power.

Experience the Porsche Taycan range

There's only one way to find out which electric Porsche will feature in your driving future – book a test drive today. Contact our friendly  team at your nearest Dick Lovett Porsche Centre to experience the all-new Taycan Turbo in all its incarnations.

Book a test drive

For more information, please contact your local Porsche Centre:

Porsche Centre Bristol -
01173 216 780

Porsche Centre Cardiff - 
02920 606 512

Porsche Centre Swindon - 
01793 398 525

Porsche Centre Tewkesbury - 
01684 880 104

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