2020 Porsche Taycan Drives 2,128 Miles in a Single Run Just to Show It Can

Porsche Taycan drives for 24 hours at Nardo in Italy 5 photos
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There’s not much time left until the first electric Porsche, the Taycan, breaks cover. The event is scheduled for September 4, and as the date approaches, there seems to be no stopping the Germans from building up the hype around their star nameplate.
Last week, Porsche allowed YouTuber Jonny Smith to perform the first unofficial review of the car. Back then we got to see more than 15 minutes of pure electric joy, as the car was forced to accelerate from 0 to 124 mph (200 kph) and then back to full stop not once, but 26 times in a row.

And now we get news of yet another accomplishment from the highly-anticipated electric car.

On the tarmac of the Nardò track in Italy, at temperatures of 54 degrees Celsius (129 Fahrenheit), the Taycan drove at speeds of between 195 and 215 kph (121 – 133 mph) for a total of 3,425 km (2,128 miles), without taking any breaks except to recharge its battery and change drivers.

In all, six people took turns behind the wheel of the car for the drive that lasted nearly 24 hours.

The demonstration was part of the quality test procedures the carmaker is performing and was meant to highlight how the car’s systems behave during endurance and hot climate tests.

And since no significant issues were reported, we reckoned it performed very well.

The 2020 Porsche Taycan is powered by two permanently synchronous motors that spit out 600 ps for an acceleration time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 kph (155 mph). The battery fitted inside the car should give it a range of about 500 km (311 miles).

These numbers proved to be more than enough to convince over 30,000 people to place their order for one already.

The first public outing of the Taycan will be next month during the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Market launch is scheduled for the early months of next year.
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