First fully electric Porsche sportscar unveiled

QAF Eurokars Sdn Bhd enters a new era of electromobility with the launch of the new Porsche Taycan, its first fully electric sports car, during the grand opening of the new Porsche Centre Brunei with Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Abdul Mu’min as the guest of honour.

The four-door sports sedan is a thoroughbred Porsche, offering a golden combination of renowned Porsche performance and state-of-the-art technology with comprehensive everyday usability.

The highly anticipated Taycan models are available in Brunei in four variants, the flagship Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S, and the new entry-level Taycan with retail prices starting from BND310,900, BND257,900, BND189,900 and BND178,800.

Both the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo are at the cutting edge of Porsche E-Performance and are among the most powerful production models that Porsche currently has in its product range.

The profile of the driving modes in the new Taycan essentially follows the same philosophy as in the other Porsche model series. This is supplemented by special settings which enable optimum use of the purely electric drive. Sport Plus and Individual modes are part of the Sport Chrono Package, which comes as standard on the Taycan Turbo S.

Taycan customers will enjoy the same two-year warranty offered for all Porsche cars by QAF Eurokars, with the battery covered under an eight-year warranty. Customers can opt to extend the vehicle warranties for up to 15 years.

QAF Eurokars General Manager Lahiru De Silva with the Porsche Taycan. PHOTO: QAF EUROKARS

Even as a fully electric vehicle, the Taycan is a true sports car with breathtaking acceleration and typical sports car traction and handling.

Its flagship variant, the Taycan Turbo S achieves the 0-100km/h sprint in just 2.8 seconds, similar to its Formula E counterpart, the Porsche 99X.

It is a true indication of the motorsport DNA inherent in the brand, and the knowledge transfer from motorsports to series production.

QAF Eurokars General Manager Lahiru De Silva said, “The Taycan is the first purely electric powered sports car from Porsche and marks the beginning of a new era into the field of electromobility. Powered by an electric powertrain, it is still undeniably a Porsche – you can feel the soul of the Taycan the second you get behind the steering wheel. It feels and drives like a true Porsche.”

CHARGING SOLUTIONS FOR TAYCAN CUSTOMERS

As part of the ownership experience that Porsche is known for, QAF Eurokars will be offering intelligent and holistic charging solutions for Taycan owners, with equipment that includes a 22 kW Porsche Mobile Charger Plus and the Porsche Home Energy Manager.

To prepare for optimal charging experience, a home charge check will be performed to determine if the installation would be viable due to the variables in power availability and dwelling type of the homes of Taycan owners.

Information such as the living and parking space situation, existing power connections and Internet availability is collected to check the basic prerequisites for using the Porsche charging equipment at the desired location.

A full electrical and spatial check of the parking facilities at the location will be conducted by a certified service provider engaged by QAF Eurokars upon agreement by the customer of a home check.

A post-report from the home visit will subsequently be generated to determine compatibility of the charging equipment and next steps for an optimal home charging process.

“As we move into the new era of digital and electromobility, in line with the global strategy, we have designed our new Porsche Centre Brunei to be future-ready. Coinciding with the launch of our first fully electric sports car, the Taycan, the new centre is fully equipped to handle the latest battery technology repairs and maintenance and Brunei’s first Alternative Current (AC) chargers have also been installed in our dealership,” said De Silva.