It’s been on sale for less than 12 months, but the Porsche Taycan has already been given a performance boost – and Australian buyers will be able to enjoy it from day one.

    The full gamut of MY2021 updates will be applied to the Taycan we’ll get Down Under from launch, Porsche Australia this morning confirmed.

    Announced overnight, the 2021 Taycan Turbo S will sprint to 200km/h in just 9.6 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the already-quick 2020 Taycan.

    It also dispatches the quarter mile in just 10.7 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than before.

    Along with the performance boost, the 2021 Taycan is capable of recharging faster at home, thanks to a new 22kW onboard charger.

    Owners can cap ultra-rapid DC charge speed at 200kW (rather than the maximum 270kW) to preserve the life of the lithium-ion battery pack when hooked up to public infrastructure, too.

    As with the 911 Targa, the Taycan line-up gains a new SmartLift system for 2021. Models fitted with the adaptive air suspension can automatically activate the nose lift in set locations, for less button-pushing when you arrive home.

    A colour head-up display is now available, giving drivers the ability to configure three information fields.

    A number of the spec changes Porsche has made overseas were already reflected in the Australian Taycan. DAB+ radio is standard Down Under, for example, and there isn’t much to be read into German options pricing.

    Porsche has added seven new paint options to the palette, along with a Carbon Sport Design package.

    For the full pricing and specs of the Taycan in Australia, check out our full breakdown here.

    The new Porsche Taycan will touch down in Australia during December.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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