Porsche has released the most affordable version of its first-ever electric vehicle, the Taycan 4S, ahead of its arrival Down Under late in 2020.
Pricing for the new model hasn't been confirmed, but expect the car to cost around $200,000 before on-road costs when it arrives next year.
It would, however, make it cheaper than the 911 Carrera, priced from $229,500 before on-road costs, despite the Taycan hitting 100km/h faster.
Figures first. The Taycan 4S takes 4.0 seconds to hit 100km/h and keeps pulling to 250km/h.
Peak power is 390kW on 'overboost' with the standard 79.2kWh battery pack, or 420kW with the larger 93.4kWh 'Performance battery Plus' shared with range-topping Turbo models.
Like the Turbo line-up, the 4S has a permanently-excited synchronous motor at each end for all-wheel drive, and a two-speed transmission on the rear axle.
Range is pegged at 407km for the former and 463km for the latter, both tested on the more stringent WLTP test cycle. Meanwhile, the regular battery will charge at a maximum of 225kW, while the 'Plus' is capable of 270kW recharging on a DC fast charger.
Brakes are six-piston units measuring 360mm at the front, and four-piston discs measuring 358mm at the rear.
In Australia, the car will be offered standard with 20-inch 'Sport Aero' alloy wheels and red brake calipers, along with blacked-out elements on the side sills and rear diffuser, along with LED headlamps and Porsche Dynamic Light Plus.
Inside, it'll offer a partial leather interior and comfort 'vegan leather' seats with 14-way electric adjustment, along with the same 10.9-inch infotainment system and optional passenger display.
Across the Taycan range, storage comes in the form of a 400L boot and a smaller 82L space at the front of the vehicle. The interior will be offered with a range of colour, design and texture options to satisfy all tastes, including a floor covering that's made entirely from recycled items such as fish nets.
Porsche hasn't confirmed what will sit below the 4S, or if indeed such a model exists, but given the 4S name we'd suggest a cheaper two-wheel drive 2S could slot in beneath the model you see here going forward.
Official pricing for the Taycan range won't be released until early 2020.