Thanks to the Porsche Taycan 4S, we can no longer call it the gas pedal or throttle

Despite using the same motors, the two battery packs provide different power outputs. Peak output is 429 hp with the 79.2-kWh battery and 483 hp with the 93.2-kWh one. In short bursts, however, the Taycan has an overboost feature that delivers 523 hp for the smaller battery and 563 hp for the larger one.   
The difference in output cancels out that in weight at lower speeds, as either battery pack will accelerate the Taycan 4S from 0-62 mph in four seconds. Horsepower does eventually win out, however, as 0-124 mph does show a small difference. A Performance Battery Plus 4S needs 12.9 seconds, while a non-Plus 4S needs 13.3. Both will eventually reach 155 mph. 
To hold it all in place, Porsche designed a platform specifically for an electric powertrain and named it J1. The integrated body and frame are made from steel and aluminum. Porsche uses steel of various grades and qualities for most of the structure. Aluminum is used for much of the front clip, including the main structure and front-strut axle mounts. Small parts in the rear are also aluminum, including the rear shock towers and side skirts. Finally, most of the Taycan’s outer skin is aluminum.
And it’s a nice skin. Sleek and futuristic without being unfamiliar as a car—or a Porsche. With lean proportions and wheels pushed way out to the corners, the Taycan looks the business. And the sloping roofline, which Porsche calls the flyline, adds a touch of flair. Optionally available on the Taycan is a fixed glass roof. Standard are LED headlights and a horizontal light bar with three-dimensional letters spelling PORSCHE in the back. There are also movable aerodynamic flaps in front and an adjustable spoiler in back to mange cooling while maintaining a low coefficient of drag, just 0.22 in its slickest setup.