Production Porsche Mission E To Be Called The Taycan

Porsche’s 70th anniversary celebration continues as the company has used the event to announce the production version of the Mission E concept will be called the Taycan.

Meaning “lively young horse,” in a reference to the animal on the company’s crest, the Taycan will become Porsche’s first electric sports car when it enters production next year.

Besides confirming the name, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume revealed the Taycan will be powered by two electric motors that produce a combined output of more than 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS). This will enable the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.5 seconds and 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in less than 12 seconds. Despite the impressive performance, the Taycan will have a range in excess of 500 km (310 miles) in the New European Driving Cycle.

When the battery is depleted, it can be rapidly recharged in just a matter of minutes. Porsche says a four minute charge will be good enough to deliver approximately 100 km (62 miles) of range. That’s an huge improvement over current electric vehicles and this should help to make the model more appealing to consumers.

While the Taycan will be an interesting new addition to the Porsche lineup, it won’t be alone as the company has confirmed plans to spend approximately €500 ($588) million on the “development of Taycan variants and derivatives.” Porsche declined to elaborate but the company has strongly hinted at a production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept. Earlier this week, the automaker said the concept “gives an insight into how a Turismo variant, with cross-utility attributes, could look in the future.”

On top of the new Taycan and its related variants, Porsche will spend around €1 ($1.1) billion for electrification and hybridization of its existing product range.

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  • Christian

    What happens if you put A “G” instead of the “T”? 🙂

    • Spyder Hole Fantome

      Seriously, I thought the same thing the first time I saw that word!!!

    • Moveon Libtards

      Moronic name.

      Then again, Germany is a screw up as a whole lately so not unexpected.

  • S3XY

    Little Horsees struggle competing with Spaceships.

    • Alfa Giulia QV

      Teslas aren’t spaceships. They’re iPhones on wheels that get replaced ever six months.

      • Richard Alexander

        They actually are more like Samsung Galaxy 7s….

        • Moveon Libtards

          iPhone sucks. Samsung runs circles around iPhones in sales and is far ahead not in tech.

        • TheHake

          Now THAT is funny.
          Sent from my Galaxy S7.

      • Matthew Boyd

        Ha. Savage af!

      • Dude

        Teslas get replaced every six months? I should have a new one by now then.

    • PK

      that “little horse” you mentioned is going to kick tesla’s rear end in upcoming years!

    • Dude

      Thank you for providing the obligatory comment unnecessarily defending Tesla/attack on their behalf. They’re really helpful on every article about electric cars ever.

    • TheHake

      When last did Tesla make money?

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Clearly horses are more profitable since Porsche clears more profit per car than ANY other in the world. So, how’s Tesla doing regarding profit these days? I mean you can make and sell all the so called “spaceships” you want, but if you can’t make money…well, I think we all see the writing on the wall. I think Elon sees it’s easier to go to space than to make cars. I wish him luck, but I think he may have bitten off more than he can chew.

  • Bo Hanan

    This is why there will be no 928 replacement.
    “Taycan” sounds like it was made up by a 12th grader.

    • BGM

      You said it brother. Porsche names get more stupid. I thought they wouldn’t be able to top Panamera but they’re trying really hard.

  • Nordschleife

    This sounds like a K pop singers name.

  • krusshall

    Why not the Derossi?

  • Honda NSX-R

    Porsche is Taycan it to the next level 😛

    • PK

      idk if the word “taycan” is pronounced in your way of saying it lol

      • Honda NSX-R

        Porsche never said I’m pronouncing it wrong 😜

        • PK

          lets hear their words first lol porsche does seem to name their cars a strange pronunciation tbh.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Taycan? What a dumb name. Also, they should replace that prancing horse in the background before Ferrari sues them or something.

    • C172fccc

      That horse has been in the Porsche logo for a while.

      • Alfa Giulia QV

        Ah, didn’t know that. Thanks. I figured Ferrari was just going to have a stick up it’s ass because it looked similar.

  • Six_Tymes

    Tincan?

  • MarkoS

    Sounds like it should be for the electric SUV. It should fit in more with the Panamera name or a number scheme like the rest of its cars.

    • OdysseyTag

      Very much agree.

  • Matthew

    This is why there will be no 928 replacement. “Taycan” sounds like it was made up by a 12th grader.

    • Alfa Giulia QV

      IIRC, Porsche did confirm there was going to be a Panamera Coupe. That is if the report pans out but we’ll see in the next couple of years.

    • Bo Hanan

      You actually steal other peoples comments as if they were your own. Wow! Pathetic.

  • AstonMartin

    Jurassic Park feature. Mission e worked.

  • Richard Alexander

    Because Tesla Model S will be Taycun it in the keester

  • atomicbri

    Ugh, what’s wrong, Porsche?? Were all the other names Taycan?

  • Stupid name, really stupid name.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      it’s like a pun word? It’s “Taycan” it…..

  • no25

    are we sure that name is not “Taycan” already?

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Sam.

  • Vassilis

    Cool name.

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you rename this car now that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you.”
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  • Kevin Tay

    Finally…….. a car under my surname. Thanks Porsche!

  • TheHake

    TERRIBLE name. Just terrible.

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