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.”
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.