Before today, buying a Porsche Taycan in the US was a six-figure layout. The first full battery electric vehicle from Porsche was only offered in packages starting from $103K for the Taycan 4S to $185K for the Turbo S (reviewed here).
Today, Porsche is now opening the floodgates to Taycan ownership with a base model offering starting at $79,900. With federal and state EV incentives, the price could drop below $70K. But what did Porsche cut to get the price there?
Now, the “affordable” Taycan finally arrives on US shores, saving 200 lbs by removing that pesky front motor and offering a smaller 79.2 kWh battery option. Until today, Porsche had not even said whether it was going to release the base Taycan in the US, let alone when it would be hitting its home…