Meet the Porsche Taycan

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Published on June 9th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Meet the Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan is the name confirmed for production version of Mission E full electric car that Porsche wants to sell against Tesla. The ‘Taycan’ name, confirmed by Porsche’s CEO Oliver Blume as part of Porsche’s 70th anniversary celebrations, is said to translate loosely as “lively, young horse” from a Eurasian dialect- a nod to the firm’s crest, which has featured a leaping horse since 1952.

With new so-called J1 architecture that will enable fast-charging to 80% in just 15 minutes, the Taycan will reach the market with one of the most high-tech powertrains used on an electric car yet. The brand’s first EV will feature 800V charging technology that is intended to future-proof the car for several years after it hits the market.

The Taycan’s four-seat interior suggests it will be more closely aligned, in terms of character, with the 4-door 4-seater Panamera than pure sports cars like the 911. The Taycan’s floor-mounted batteries should give it an extremely low centre of gravity to allow for hunkered-down handling that’s comparable with more focused performance machines.


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