Mate Rimac Says He’s Very Impressed With The Porsche Taycan

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.

Also Read: Porsche’s Electric Taycan Expected To Quickly Outsell The 911

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.

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  • Exotics

    Of course. More EV’s the better. But a P3D is a total better value

    Does the Taycan have Fart Mode?

    • Matt

      Do you have a Go Away mode?

      • Mill0048

        You could block him. I have a lot of people blocked here… LOL

  • nastinupe

    lol @ “Turbo”

    • 59soni

      Are they really going for that nomenclature?? Would be ridiculous.

    • SteersUright

      Remember when computers had a special button you could press so you could suddenly go “turbo”!?
      Prob just dated myself, lol.

  • TheBelltower

    Loving the Taycan. Is Rimac seven feet tall, or is the Taycan just really tiny?

    • SteersUright

      Its much tinier than you’d imagine. I noticed that in many other photos. Interesting that they chose such small dimensions considering how large the Tesla Model S is as well as the rather portly Model 3. Wondering if it’s well packaged or will be really tight inside as well.

    • Howfarr


  • SteersUright

    Luckiest guy with the best job.
    Taycan headlights look to be downright friggin ugly. Porsche hasn’t been able to do a good looking heading in over 12 years now, it seems, with the advent of the 996 series.

  • Six_Tymes

    Talk about self promoting, of course he approves.
    Personally, I am disappointed Porsche, I really thought that company had it in them to develop their own EV drive-train, instead of taking the easy way out and playing catch up to Tesla.

  • Howfarr

    Porsche is going to clean up with this car!

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