Shhh…Porsche Taycan Goes Flat Out On The ‘Ring, Screeching Tires Is The Only Sound You’ll Hear

The upcoming Porsche Taycan electric sedan has been filmed testing at the Nurburgring prior to its launch next year.

Created as a direct rival to the Tesla Model S, the Taycan promises excellent performance and class-leading range.

To say it’s unlikely more than a handful of future owners will ever take their cars to the track is an understatement. However, with Porsche being the undisputed king of the Nurburgring, it’s only fitting that the famous racetrack is acting as the perfect proving ground for the all-new saloon. Will it set an official lap time? Who knows – but it could probably secure an electric sedan record.

When the Taycan launches, it will feature an 800 volt electrical system combined with two electric motors to deliver more than 592 hp.

This will result in a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of less than 3.5 seconds, while the sprint to 200 km/h (124 mph) will be dealt with in less than 12 seconds. Impressively, the sedan will have a range exceeding 500 km (310 miles) in the New European Driving Cycle.

Limited details about the Taycan’s battery pack have been confirmed, but Porsche says the lithium-ion unit is made up of approximately four hundred cells, each packing roughly 4 volts of power. With just 15 minutes of charging, the battery can be topped up to offer 400 km (248 miles) of range.

To complement the launch of the Taycan, Porsche is introducing an extensive network of high-speed charging stations. Through the Ionity joint venture formed with other automakers, it hopes to have 400 fast-charging stations operational in Europe by 2020.

 

  • Хиллари сосет киску

    Well dang, all that speed and excitement put me to sleep. Ha ha! Very cool car… I’ll need time to get used to the lack of a screaming engine.

    • SgtBeavis

      “Engine Noises”, coming soon to Spotify.

  • SgtBeavis

    Screw Tesla, I want one of these! I’ll even take the fake exhaust tips.. haha

    Ok, actually I would take a Tesla P100D in a heartbeat as well.

    • Хиллари сосет киску

      Naah… I’ll take one of these over anything Tesla tries to manufacturer in a circus tent!

    • TheBelltower

      Given that the P100D is faster, has a longer range, has a nationwide charging infrastructure, is available now, and will most certainly cost less than the Porsche… I’d go for the Tesla also. I can only assume that Porsche is downplaying their 0-60 times. Though by the time this is out, Tesla will already have moved on to the next tier of performance.

      • Still like the Jaguar i-Pace shows, there are people who prefers traditional brand, or those who looks for more handling and driver experience, the Jaguar has excels Tesla in terms of driving, now I can’t wait for what Porsche will be.

        • TheBelltower

          I’m sure the Porsche will be amazing.

  • TheBelltower

    Nice! Much better to hear the tires screaming than all the noise from tractor technology.

  • botornot387

    I can’t wait for this to come out I really hope it stays true to the concept. Just one thing, is it really necessary to put on the outlines to exhaust pipes on the rear, when we know what this is?

  • An Existing Person

    If there’s one company that would get me to buy an electric vehicle, it would be Porsche.

  • Matthew Boyd

    I was drooling over the Taycan until I heard the bellows of twin turbo V8 Panamera GT about to pounce. Speeds amazing, but I have no emotion attached to it. It’s all attached to the sound. That’s the reason some of use will go to drag strips and watch some middle of the pack straight piped Mustang’s and Camaro’s run mid 12’s… Just for the sound.

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