Porsche CEO Adamant The Upcoming Taycan Will Handle “Like A 911”

The Taycan EV has been a long time in the making, but Porsche is extremely confident about its latest (and greatest?) creation.

During a recent interview with German publication Handelsblatt, Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume said the Taycan handles like the famed 911 sports car.

“When we set up a new Porsche, we always set the standard for ourselves: the Taycan has to drive like the 911,” he said. “I was recently on our racetrack in Italy. And I’m still excited. We have the advantage in electric mobility that we have a lower center of gravity with the battery than the 911.”

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Blume went on to add that Porsche’s know-how when it comes to creating class-leading chassis has allowed it to achieve exceptional driving dynamics when the Taycan is cornering.

Porsche will build “well over 20,000” Taycans annually and kick off production in September with less than 10,000 units rolling out of the factory before the end of the year.

Additional details about the Porsche Taycan have been emerging in recent months in the lead-up to its global premiere. Most recently, a black and blue prototype was spied testing prior to the vehicle’s global premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. The Taycan has a very similar design to the Mission-E Concept from a few years ago but obviously doesn’t look quite as wild.

Porsche has confirmed that the range-topping Taycan variant will feature a pair of electric motors and produce in excess of 592 hp, allowing the car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds. The car is expected to travel more than 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge.

  • b_digital

    Can’t wait for this. The Taycan Turbo S is going to have over 700hp!

  • Matteo Tommasi

    I hope it doesn’t. The 911 is unbalanced, the front is very light and it goes from understeer to oversteer.
    Let’s hope it handles like a proper sports car

    • Matt

      What? Have you read the reviews of the new 992 911? It’s been praised as being dynamically perfect. You must be referring to the older air-cooled models.

    • An Existing Person

      It’s obvious you’ve never driven a 911.

    • b_digital

      obvious troll

    • Antonio

      The 911, since the 996, is a really balanced and easy car to drive.
      Actually the 992 is one of the most fun big GTs to drive… and to live with.
      The Taycan will be a huge success and I’m sure that dynamically it will the just the best in class.
      The taycan obviously was penned way before the electrification plan as the younger brother of the Panamera, just the way that the Macan was designed as a smaller Cayenne. The event of the Dieselgate and the whole electrification process brought to us the first Product from Porsche that will be offered only as an electric vehicle.
      Congratulations PORSCHE for this huge step. This release in truly important for the awareness and acceptance of EVs. TESLA opened the pathway but PORSCHE will build the truly desirables EVs.

      • Matteo Tommasi

        Maybe you didn’t notice. The Taycan isn’t a smaller panamera, because they are the same size.

        • Antonio

          The Taycan is smaller than the Panamera (Length 4850 mm vs 5049 mm; height 1300 mm vs 1423 mm, with exception of the width 1990 mm vs 1937 mm); So please clean your glasses lenses and let’s move on.

          • Matteo Tommasi

            Electric cars are smaller. Inside these have similar space.

          • Antonio

            That’s a shame that what dictates the size of a car are the outside measures. And the Taycan is smaller than the Panamera everyday… and every night too….

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