Porsche unveils a new pink Taycan and it's really rather pretty
It's called 'Frozen Berry Metallic'
A couple of weeks ago, Porsche announced the introduction of a new entry-level Taycan that they were going to unveil at the Chengdu Motor Show in China, which is basically the only car show we've had so far in 2020, and in order to make sure it would make an impact, they've used a rather dashing colour that car makers hardly ever use: pink.
Porsche calls it 'Frozen Berry Metallic' and I personally think it's wonderful, chiefly because I'm so sick and tired of these car manufacturers always introducing new cars in grey, grey, grey or more grey. Furthermore, I think the bubble gum pink exterior goes very well with the five-spoke wheels and the purple and grey leather for the cabin.
As for the technical stuff, the new Taycan comes with a single-deck 79.2 kWh Performance Battery or a double-deck 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus. It's basically the same sort of battery that the 4S uses but in this particular version, the power is only sent to the electric motor at the rear, which means it gets a better range.
According to Porsche, the base Taycan can travel up to 257 miles on a charge (NEDC-tested) with the smaller battery and 303 miles with the 93.4 kWh battery. The power output is 402 on the 79.2 version and 459 on the 93.4 and yet despite the extra 57 hp in the 93.4 kWh variant, both models accelerate from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds and the top speed is 143 mph, which is a bit weird, but in practical terms this means that it basically depends on what sort of range you might need. Also, because there's no electric motor at the front, the RWD Taycan is a bit more practical but the front boot is bigger.
It also comes with all the bells and whistles that Porsche uses on its high-performance models, including the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) system, dynamic chassis control and torque vectoring.
Inside you'll find the usual array of screens, including the optional screen on the passenger side, nice and comfy 14-way seats and a panoramic glass roof. At the moment, the entry-level Taycan is only available in China with a price tag of ¥888,000 ($126k/£98k).