Porsche Says Taycan Has A Soul In New Teaser (Hear That Alfa?)

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.

 

  • TheBelltower

    I’m excited for this. But it’s a second slower and gets slightly less range than a P100D which is available today. Hopefully Porsche is being conservative with their numbers, because by next year Tesla will be even further ahead. And then there’s the matter of the charging network.

    • It doesn’t need to be faster, it just needs to handle better and have a nice interior and it will sell well. Charging network is the tricky part. They better start building it now and fast.

      • TheBelltower

        Agreed. It would help though if it was as quick as a P100D, since it will likely be more expensive. And I assume that Tesla will be updating the Model S within the next couple years.

        • Auf Wiedersehen

          Remember, Porsche doesn’t show their hand on the first model launched. This is the ENTRY into the market.

        • Bob

          I noticed Porsche seems to stress the idea of lasting performance? I haven’t looked much into it but can a Tesla be flogged over and over again? I figured there’s a reason why Porsche keeps bringing that up.

          • TheBelltower

            There are endless videos of Teslas at the drag strip doing multiple 1/4 mile runs. I’m sure that Porsche will want to focus on track performance.

        • steve

          If they still exist!

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        “It doesn’t need to be faster, it just needs to handle better and have a nice interior ”

        I don’t think any of the above will be a problem.

        • D4VE THEFIRST

          Even for Korean’s 😉

    • Vboom

      I think you will see a lot of people going for the badge rather than performance.
      Porsche is a historic brand with race heritage and pedigree so seeing them go all in on an EV is really encouraging and I hope it swings the mindset of the wider market.

    • Jason Panamera

      Germans will cooperate in making their charging stations.

    • Philip George

      You’re comparing the base Taycan to the top range Tesla Model S. How about you wait for Porsche to say something about a Taycan S before you reach conclusions.

      • TheBelltower

        Happy to wait. I’m just going on what Porsche has said. No assumptions.

    • D3X

      If this Taycan has any part of the 911 GT2 RS DNA somewhere in that electric platform, especially handling, Tesla will only be seen in the rear view mirror in terms of real performance other than a drag race.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    I guess all the good names were Taycan. I’ll see myself out now.

    • Jason Panamera

      It sounds like Thai can, a can from Thailand. Now I know it’s main market.

  • Vboom

    I am a big EV fan, I hope this car really gets people excited about EV’s. Tesla being the new kid on the block gets a lot of stick but I love what they are doing and what they are moving the wider market towards, I hope Porsche can really deliver with its experience and great design.

    • Silimarina

      People are already exited about EV’s. They just need more range, but more importanly, less charging times and more charging stations.

      • Vboom

        I certainly see this as an issue for some users. Currently living in London an EV makes perfect sense as I rarely get above 40mph or travel over 100mph in one go. Greater Europe and the States I can absolutely see the charging issue. Here’s hoping the VW have a ton of research $$$ being pumped into this and can offer good breakthroughs.

        • Auf Wiedersehen

          I’m guessing VAG is “All In” on EVs since they have promised 20 full battery powered EVs by 2025.

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        And certainly lower prices to go mass market. But that will come.

      • S3XY

        They do not need more range. They are perfect the way they are.

      • S3XY

        Range is not an issue ~250 miles is the sweet spot. And more chargers, that’s obvious. Tesla has over 10,000 Superchargers operating on our planet now.

        This is a rEVolution. Tesla started it and everyone else has to contribute as well

        • Silimarina

          I could live with 250 miles, if the nr of charging station would be at least as good as nr of gas station and the time of 0-80% charge would go down to 10-15 min.

  • LJ

    Porsche wanted to use a different name but it was already Taycan.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Funny…I had not heard that one….

      • LJ

        I wrote it before looking at any of the other comments. I assumed it was far too witty for anyone else to think of.

        • Auf Wiedersehen

          It’s not just here…pick a site talking about it, someone has used it. No worries… 🙂

          • LJ

            Impossible! No one else is clever enough to think of something so original and funny.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    I think I’ll start a new account as YX3S and be the resident(actually he’s not a resident since he “doesn’t read or post here” with us neanderthals) and be the Anti-Tesla, Pro-Porsche EV snarky, smug, one liner guy.

  • salamOOn

    no buttons, no like.

    • Honda NSX-R

      It’ll probably have steering wheel buttons lol

      • wintergraan

        And at least for buttons for the electric windows 😀

  • Axiom Ethos

    By the time Taycan comes out, Tesla will be ready to eclipse them in every regard with a model refresh. Tesla is way ahead in EV drivetrain and battery development, regardless of how much experience Porsche has in manufacturing. Tesla won’t need long to refine building their cars for tighter tolerances and reliability. They also have some of the best engineering talent on the planet. You writing them off just because of Porsche history is as foolish as it gets. Nothing against Porsche here either, but they still have a lot of catching up to do and it’s a ways off.

  • alexxx

    Spot on….

  • S3XY

    Tesla service is unlike any other car makers service. The things they have done for my cars would have costed me $10,000+ elsewhere.

    Tesla is proven and is the one of the most desirable car brands today. Taycan only exists because of Tesla.

    But the more EV’s the better. Porsche is very great. Competition is great.

    But the reason of EV’s is to reduce and get off fossil fuels. And the fact that EV’s simply are all around better than gasoline cars.

    People with other porsches will most likely sell theirs and get the Taycan to replace it. They’ll be surprised that they’ll enjoy no exhaust note

    • D3X

      Your posts seems riddled with bias.

      EV’s don’t exist because of Tesla, they aren’t even the first production EV if I recall. It’s great that Tesla is a pioneer for making EV’s attractive, but

      Secondly, as far as Fossil fuels go, unfortunately when it comes to manufacturing an EV. The carbon footprint goes WAY up for EV, and most of that is because of the batteries mining for Lithium comes at a huge cost to the environment. Sure, Petrol is an old technology and has emissions, but over the century manufacturers have the emission levels to a very small amount.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      “People with other porsches will most likely sell theirs and get the Taycan to replace it. They’ll be surprised that they’ll enjoy no exhaust note”

      You obviously don’t know Porsche owners. I would NEVER sell mine for a silent “whirring”. Add one, sure. As Heston said, “from my cold dead hands!”

      But wait! As an extremely intelligent person, why are you slumming it here with us low, rent, bottom feeding, unintelligent commentators?

      Never the less, we are graced with your presence oh wise one-liner.

      This comment for you must have been a struggle to get out more than just a slashing one liner or slam against all who come against the Almighty Tesla and it’s Deity Elon the Great.

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      “Tesla service is unlike any other car makers service. The things they have done for my cars would have costed me $10,000+ elsewhere.”

      I kind of skimmed over this comment but damn! Really! Your car needed repairs that potentially would have cost you $10k! That is not good dude! And to think you seem to be one of it’s loudest supporters. What if they HADN’T stepped up and saved you $10K?

      I think you are blinded by the generosity of the Tesla service and not seeing that you dodged a $10k bullet.

  • S3XY

    Awesome brake light.

  • Jason Panamera

    So it’s literally 2 door mission-e ?

    • Trim105

      No. Taycan is the official name for the production version of the mission-e, so it’s still 4 door.

  • Jason Panamera

    I’d call it Porsche Krueger cuz this cat will be a killer.

  • AT LEAST NOW WE KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE IT.

  • iea96

    Hear what? The silent motors?

  • Stephen G

    Are you sure that’s not the back of a 69 Dodge Charger?

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