Porsche’s first-ever electric sports car, dubbed Taycan, will go into production next year as one of the most important vehicles to ever come out of Stuttgart.
The name was confirmed last week and in case you’re wondering what it stands for, it’s “lively young horse”, referencing the animal on the automaker’s crest. Just how lively are we talking here? According to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, north of 600 PS (592 HP).
Going from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) will take under 3.5 seconds, while 0-200 km/h (124 mph) will happen in under 12 seconds. Yet, despite its supercar-like acceleration, the four-door Taycan will offer its users an all-electric range of more than 500 km (310 miles), where you can charge it up for 100 km (62 miles) in just 4 minutes.
The best part about it however, other than its lasting performance, might just be the fact that according to Porsche themselves, the Taycan will have the same “soul” as any of their other products, which means that it will be an exceptional driver’s car for its particular segment.
That’s what the teaser video below is all about, letting you know that you basically have nothing to fear with purchasing the Taycan once it comes out, because it will look, drive and feel like a genuine Porsche – something we can only hope is true.