Porsche is gearing up to introduce the 2020 Taycan at the Frankfurt Motor Show and the company has now begun testing a lightly camouflaged prototype designed to draw attention.
Dressed in a black and blue livery, there’s no mistaking this prototype for anything else as it sports at least six different Taycan logos. The model also features prominent “Soul, electrified.” messaging.
Besides the new wrap, the prototype looks virtually production. It follows in the footsteps of the Mission E concept, but adopts a unique front bumper with three blocked off air intakes. Further above, we can see recessed headlights and functional intakes which channel air to the car’s high-performance braking system.
The Taycan’s profile is rather stylish as it features flowing bodywork and a gently sloping roof. Other notable highlights include front fender vents, aerodynamic side skirts and a charging port mounted on the driver’s side.
At the rear, the model has a distinctive look as it eschews an exhaust system. It is replaced by a prominent diffuser which helps to improve aerodynamics. We can also see a practical rear liftgate and familiar taillights.
Spy photographers didn’t get close enough to snap interior pictures, but previous photos have shown the model will have a digital instrument cluster and a three-spoke steering wheel. We can also expect a widescreen infotainment system and a center stack that angles up to meet the dashboard.
While Porsche hasn’t released details specifications, the company has already confirmed the Taycan will have two electric motors that produce a combined output in excess of 592 hp (441 kW / 600 PS). This will enable the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than 3.5 seconds and 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in less than 12 seconds. In terms of range, drivers can expect to travel more than 310 miles (500 km) on a single charge in the New European Driving Cycle.