With around three months to go until the official unveiling of the Taycan, Porsche has released sketches of its first all electric sports car.
The Porsche Taycan will be introduced in September and will be launched onto the market at the end of the year. It can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and it has a range of more than 500 kilometres.
Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche, says: “We are going one step further within the context of product identity: aerodynamics and air flow quality are especially important for all-electric models because they greatly influence the range. For this reason, we did away with traditional headlights here and used a light source located in the air intake instead. The air enters laterally from the front and exits again behind the wheel housings. The air flow at the wheels is therefore calmer, bringing about significant aerodynamic benefits.”
He adds: “We had many discussions, particularly about the package. At times, we also considered launching into e-mobility with an SUV, but ultimately we made the decision to take this important step for Porsche with a sports car in order to make a clear statement. The question was how clearly do you indicate that this is the dawn of the new, purely electric era? Does this mean we have to change everything?”
“The overwhelming interest in the Taycan shows us that our customers and fans are just as excited about the first Porsche electric athlete as we are – and we’ve therefore increased our production capacities,” says Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG.
He adds: “The Taycan will be the most sporty and most technically advanced vehicle in its segment – a true Porsche.”
Porsche says more than 20,000 people around the world have expressed serious interest in buying one of the new models.