One of the most unique things about driving an electric vehicle is regenerative braking, where the electric motors that power the car help to slow it down, charging the car’s battery in the process. Porsche engineers assume that drivers of the new Taycan electric sedan will accomplish around 90 percent of their braking via regen.
So why does the Taycan have some of the largest friction brakes ever fitted to a road car?
The Taycan Turbo gets conventional steel brake rotors measuring 16.4 inches up front and 14.4 inches at the rear. Standard on the Turbo S, and optional on the Turbo, are carbon ceramic brakes, 16.5 inches up front, 16.1 inches in back.
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