THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER
The future is almost here in the shape of the eagerly anticipated Porsche Taycan (it’s pronounced tie-can in case you were wondering) but why wait when you can register your interest in owning a brand new breed of Porsche today.
Porsche Centre is taking inquiries from Porsche enthusiasts who would like to receive exclusive, up-to-date information about the new, all-electric Porsche Taycan and Porsche’s wider E-Performance project.
It’s the marque’s first all-electric car and the name was unveiled just last month by Porsche AG Executive Board chairman Oliver Blume. Loosely translated, Taycan means ‘lively young horse’ in reference to the leaping equine which features at the heart of the Porsche crest.
The Porsche Taycan is due to be officially unveiled next year and in showrooms in 2020. But demand is expected to be high which is why Porsche enthusiasts are being encouraged to register their interest in good time.
The Porsche Taycan will have two permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) with a system output of over 600 hp (440 kW) giving it a 0-60 mph time of around 3.5 seconds. It will also have a range of at least 300 miles.
This power puts it second only to the Porsche 911 GT2 RS in the Porsche stable and is unprecedented in electric vehicles. Incredibly, it will be be able to achieve an 80 per cent charge in just 15 minutes.
The Porsche Taycan will have four seats while the batteries will be floor-mounted to give it an extremely low centre of gravity.
“Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it’s a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomises freedom,” said Blume.
Porsche plans to invest more than £6 billion euros in electric vehicle technology by 2022, double the expenditure the company had originally planned.