Porsche Taycan will be able to update “over the air”August 19, 2020
A year after its official debut, the German automaker announced an update for its Porsche Taycan.
Already in October, the German brand’s electric car will be offered with several new options, a more powerful charger, and an expanded palette of body colors. In addition, the model will be able to be updated “over the air”.
According to the automaker, the updated Porsche Taycan will receive expanded functionality of the Functions on Demand (FoD) system, which will allow updating the car by downloading software from the Web. In the list of available options, in addition to the intelligent control of the PIRM range, there will be a lane keeping system, as well as InnoDrive, which selects the appropriate transmission algorithm depending on speed limits, the presence of ups and downs in the direction of travel. The options can be purchased by subscription for as little as € 19.50 per month, or pay immediately for the full price, which is just over € 800.
And as a FoD update, Porsche will offer Power Steering Plus adaptive power steering for 321 euros. As an option, the sedan will receive a color head-up display, a 22-kilowatt on-board charger instead of the standard 11 kW, and a Smartlift function, which is only available when ordering air suspension. It will allow the car to independently rise in front of irregularities, using the geotags stored in the memory. Such a function will be happy for those who have a high rise in front of the house or who drive on roads with a lot of artificial irregularities.
The model will also receive 7 new body colors: Mahogany Metallic, Frozenberry Metallic, Cherry Metallic, Coffee Beige Metallic, Chalk, Neptune Blue and Ice Gray Metallic. The Carbon Sport Design styling package with carbon fiber décor is available as an option, and digital radio is added as standard.
But the Taycan Turbo S version will become faster: the acceleration time to 200 km / h will be reduced by 0.2 seconds, to 9.6; the sedan will travel a quarter mile in 10.7 seconds (-0.1).