Rimac founder Mate Rimac recently had the opportunity to test out the Porsche Taycan and has given it a thumbs up.
On a LinkedIn Post, Rimac Automobili shared an image of its boss posing in front of a Taycan prototype at Porsche’s headquarters in Stuttgart. According to the electric hypercar pioneer, he “would definitely consider the Taycan as a private car.”
It’s not particularly surprising that Mate Rimac was granted to opportunity to test out a Taycan prototype because last year, Porsche purchased a 10 per cent stake in his company and the duo are set to work together to further the development of electric powertrains and electric vehicles. The Taycan prototype tested by Rimac features very little camouflage and the production car will probably look almost identical.
Porsche will premiere the Taycan at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show in a number of different forms. Sitting at the base of the Taycan family will be a model outfitted with an 80 kWh battery pack and offered in 322 hp and 376 hp guises, both of which are exclusively rear-wheel drive.
Those looking for more performance can opt for the Taycan Carrera 4S with a 96 kWh battery and offered in 429 hp and 483 hp forms with all-wheel drive. Sitting at the top of the range will be the Taycan Turbo with in excess of 600 hp and 649 lb-ft (879 Nm) of torque and up to 738 lb-ft (1000 Nm) for 10-second periods of overboost.
Porsche will inevitably release pricing details later this year but according to reports, prices should start in the low $90,000 range in the United States while the Taycan Turbo will probably cost about $149,000.