A less expensive Taycan might be on the way.

A new teaser on Facebook has Porsche promising a new variant of the Taycan EV. The shadowy, accompanying image seems to reveal the model's identity if you know what you're looking for.

The Taycan on the left in the image wears a colour that looks nearly identical to the rose gold shade that Porsche calls Frozen Berry. It is the trademark colour for the rear-wheel-drive variant that's currently exclusive to China. Since Porsche tends to have a specific hue that the company uses when displaying each model, the teaser might indicate wider availability of the single-motor Taycan.


In China, the rear-drive Taycan comes standard with a 79.2-kilowatt-hour battery that offers an NEDC range of 256 miles or an optional pack with 93.4 kWh that boosts the driving distance to 303 miles.

Gallery: Porsche Taycan base model for China

The rear-drive Taycan offers up to 469 bhp (350 kilowatts). This is enough for the model to reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometres per hour) in 5.4 seconds. The top speed is 143 mph (230 kph).

The Taycan 4S in the UK retails for £83,580. The rear-drive Taycan costs 23 percent less than that model in China. Assuming there's a similar price difference if the model is coming to the UK, then it could start at £64,356.

Assuming Porsche is really preparing to broaden the availability of the rear-drive Taycan, the teaser doesn't make it clear when the model debuts. The "Stay tuned" statement in the teaser suggests there should be more info soon.