When Ferdinand Porsche first launched the German auto maker brand in 1931, he did so for one reason – he could not find the perfect luxury car. He set out with the goal to create the car that he was looking for so desperately, one that combined style, appearance, speed, and incredible handling and performance. Thus, Porsche was born. When it comes to the Germany luxury auto brand, those who have actually had the privilege of sitting behind the wheel of one of these beautiful machines know what it takes to be considered a ‘luxury car’. Porsche in particular, however, is known worldwide for their sleek designs, and incredible handling which is why it is such a sought after brand name in the world of luxury sports cars.
Porsche produces some of the most popular luxury car models on the road including the Carrera, 911 Turbo, and the Macan to name a few. But when it comes to the pinnacle of the Porsche name, there is one model that outdoes the rest. This all electric, sub-four-second 0-60 super car may be the finest luxury auto under the German name. How much is the most expensive Porsche exactly? While it starts at $153,310, you can expect to pay up to $200,000 with added options.
2020 Porsche Taycan 4S
That’s right, the 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S, only introduced in 2019, is the most expensive production car Porsche has ever sold. The four-door, five-seat Taycan 4S comes with a total of 522HP with its base 79.2-kWh battery pack, or you can upgrade to 563HP with the optional 93.4-kWh Performance Battery Plus pack. While it may not slam your head back against the seat, the Taycan can achieve an impressive 0-60mph in only 3.8 seconds. Accelerations is quick, and the response to your foot on the gas will still add a little jump start to your drive. The Taycan features a two speed gearbox – a design currently exclusive to the Porsche Taycan’s in world of electrical vehicles – and provides a smooth shift when you are accelerating. There is even a fake soundtrack that plays throughout the cabin when you put the car into Sport Plus, its most aggressive driving mode, that makes you feel as though you are in a movie.
Better Options, but It Adds up Quick
While the base model for the Taycan starts at $153,310, Porsche’s many add on options quickly add up. With over $90,000 options to choose from, chances are you won’t be paying $153,310 for this German automotive. There is a long list of additional add-ons, some unnecessary like a $560 Porsche leather wallet for the owner’s manual, but some of the add-ons are more notable. For starters, Porsche starts off with two must have items, the fixed panoramic roof and the mobile charger connect totaling $2,610. From there, you can go down the rabbit hole quickly. The Premium Package with an incredible Burmester sound system will ring up at about $10,570 – the sound system alone costing $5,810. The Performance Package is an additional $6,430, but that doesn’t include the Ceramic Composite Brakes which are an additional $9,970, nor does it include the 93-kWh performance battery- an extra $6,580.
But it doesn’t stop there. While those packages give you quite the interior upgrades, you’ll still pay $4,760 for the InnoDrive system that comes with an adaptative cruise control. Keep in mind that this price tag also includes a heated steering wheel that features a smooth carbon fiber trim and a full leather interior. The 18-way adaptive seats are also not included in the Premium package, but it is actually more expensive to go with the 14-way seats since they offer ventilation, memory foam, and massaging functions built into the seats. That little luxury will cost you about $1,930, with an additional $1,130 if you also want an extra passenger side display screen.
As for exterior finishes for black or white are an extra $800 – not too bad. Unless you want the Carmine Red which will jump you up to about $3,150. 21in wheels that feature impressive carbon fiber blades will be around $8,770. But if you want the Sport Design Package that includes a black trim, you are looking at about $6,040 instead. If you want to leak that beautiful carbon fiber trim into the cabin of your Taycan, then you’re looking at an additional $2,460. Porsche does include the option for personalized door sill guards in the carbon fiber as well, but that will run you about $4,060. After all of that, it’s an additional $500 to have the Porsche delivered to you.
What did we say? While the base price of the Taycan doesn’t seem too intimidating, the price of additional add-ons and luxuries can take a hit on your bank account quickly. Not to mention the additional accessories, covers, cloths, luggage, and other non-necessity items that can be added on, you are looking well above $200,000 for this impressive German machine. Porsche has always been one of the most popular, well-respected AWD sports cars on the road, and truly have outdone themselves with the latest 2020 Taycan 4S. The Taycan 4S is built for speed, luxury, with every possible additional option to make sure the car is perfectly tailored to each customer.