New Entry-Level Porsche Taycan Debuts for $79,900 USD

The Porsche Taycan is the youngest member of the Porsche family, and it’s all-electric lineup has just seen an important new update.

On Wednesday in a press release, Porsche launched the fourth variant of the Taycan line, a rear-wheel drive electric vehicle (EV) with two different battery size options. The battery options offered include a single-deck Performance Battery with up to 79.2 kWh in gross capacity, and a two-deck Performance Battery Plus, with 93.4 kWh of total capacity.

This new entry-level Porsche Taycan is the most affordable option of the four, starting in price at $79,900 (USD). With a top speed of 140 mph regardless of the configuration, this electric beast can also accelerate 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds.

The EV also comes with a completely redesigned, partially-leather interior, and a “purist” exterior design, which features both the body and shape of the Taycan, and an updated lower, wider, body with contoured wings.

Porsche’s Taycan delivered to 20,000 customers around the world in 2020, and with a new, cheaper model available, 2021 may even see more than that.

Additionally, the entry-level variant has already received about 50 international awards, including the Guinness World Record for the longest drift in an electric car.

Whether the Porsche Taycan base model can sustain the brand through the transition to EVs is unclear, though it will likely help electrify the luxury auto market in the years to come.