Mark Webber Shows Brits What The Porsche Taycan Is All About

The Porsche Taycan was demonstrated over the weekend at the Goodwood Hill Climb by former F1 and Le Mans driver (and 2015 WEC champion) Mark Webber.

Adorned with the Union Jack on its roof to celebrate its arrival in the United Kingdom, the electric prototype was the second Porsche driven by Webber at Goodwood, after the 911 GT2 RS in 2017.

“The Taycan’s power delivery is awesome”, said 42-year old. “I took part in this event in a 911 GT2 RS two years ago, so I already knew that it all comes down to power and traction. But, even for a thoroughbred racing driver like me, it is amazing how the Taycan – even though it’s still a prototype – accelerates off the start and out of the corners.”

Also Watch: Does The Electric Taycan Feel Like A Real Porsche?

Taycan’s Goodwood appearance is part of the so-called Porsche Triple Demo Run, which will see it debut on three continents, in as many weeks. The EV was already shown to the public in China last week, where it was put through its paces at the Porsche Experience Center in Shanghai by Chinese racing driver Li Chao. On July 13 and 14, it will be present in New York City for the season finale of the Formula E Championship, with works driver Neel Jani at the helm.

Porsche will lift the cover off the production-ready Taycan in September and will launch it before the end of the year. Weissach’s first-ever electric vehicle has a 90 kWh battery pack and more than 600 PS (592 hp / 441 kW), which enables it to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds.

 

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  • Richard Alexander

    Porsche will still have to buy dilithium crystals and software from Tesla. Because Elon. /s

    • Felix Le Forestier

      source ?

    • Ken Lyns

      I heard Spock died for this.

  • Six_Tymes

    and… none of the drive train is Porsche. sad

    • Felix Le Forestier

      Where did they source it from ?
      ps: porsche outsources pretty much everything.

  • Dark Rebel

    langweilig……..

  • Bart

    Love it. The silence is odd, but in terms of look they hit the sweet spot between 911 and Panamera.

  • Howfarr

    Adorned with a union jack to celebrate its arrival in the UK? Why.
    This is like an american turning up in London with a Manchester United shirt on to show how cool and local they are.

    Nope…

  • OhHiThere

    As someone interested in the Taycan, this promotional stunt didn’t wow at all. Watching a car go around the track with no sound is underwhelming. This isn’t one of Porsche GT cars and the track isn’t what this particular car was built for.

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