As well as driving like one, the Taycan 4S looks like a Porsche with its sporty proportions, sharp silhouette, and sloping roofline. At the rear, the Porsche logo is accompanied by a seamless light strip, embracing modern styling whilst honouring the marque’s design heritage. Aerodynamic features include air intakes in front of the wheels, flush door handles and 19” Taycan S Aero wheels. The interior is sporty and minimalist with a focus on sportscar ergonomics (it wouldn’t feel out of place in a 911) with a low driving position typical of Porsche. Environmentally conscious materials have been used, with the option of sustainably treated leather or Race-Tex microfibre interior, and the floormats are made of a material recycled from the likes of used fishing nets.


With electric power comes instant torque, and with that comes blistering acceleration. In the Taycan 4S, there’s an option of the standard 79.2kWh battery or Porsche’s Performance Battery Plus, which pairs two electric motors with a bigger 93.4kWh battery for increased power and range. With the latter, the Taycan 4S has an output of 563bhp and 650Nm of torque, helping it reach 62mph from a standstill in just 4 seconds and a 155mph top speed. Offering between 267 and 318 miles of range, the 800-volt architecture produces a charge power of up to 270kW, which can charge the battery from 5% - 80% in as little as 23 minutes. Regenerative braking recuperates up to 90% of braking energy for maximum efficiency. The Taycan 4S also comes with a two-speed automatic transmission, adaptive air suspension, and Porsche Active Aerodynamics.


Inside, the layout is clean, sleek, and modern. A 16.8” curved digital instrument forms the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, with infotainment controlled via the Porsche Communication Management 10.9” display. A second touch-sensitive 8.4” centre console panel sits below for controlling the likes of air conditioning and, when parked, displays the charging status. A head-up display is optional. Also available is Porsche Electric Sport Sound, which replaces the Taycan’s usually silent presence with a unique drive sound. Charging technology includes a Charging Planner which calculates the best route for your destination, considering your current charge status and required range, whilst the My Porsche App allows you to check range, charge status, and more from your smartphone.


The Taycan 4S comes with high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brakes, combining cast-iron brake discs with ceramic coating for increased stopping power. It’s also equipped with four-point LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus for optimum visibility. A range of driver assistance systems come as standard, including Lane Keeping Assist, cruise control, collision and brake assist, and Park Assist. Another feature, InnoDrive, adapts your speed to the conditions, taking note of speed limits, bends, roundabouts, and situations where you have to give way or stop, though the driver remains in command of the car at all times.