Porsche Taycan Looks Svelte in Traffic, Gets Closer to Production

Porsche is almost ready to introduce us to its electric future, with the German carmaker's first effort of the kind, namely the Taycan, currently being in its advanced development stage. We've already spotted the production version of the Mission E concept on multiple occasions and we're back with yet another sighting.
Porsche Taycan spied 6 photos
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The Taycan will look like the four-door 911 we never received, even though one of the images in the Instagram post below (via Erlkonig Jager) makes it look more like a 2+2 718 Cayman.

Regardless, the newcomer will be built on a dedicated platform, accommodating one electric motor per axle. Its combined output will sit at around 600 hp, which will allow the long-roof model to play the 0 to 62 mph game in under 3.5 seconds.

And, unlike in the case of the Tesla Model S, whose figures are superior in P100D trim, the German model will be able to withstand abuse for longer, thanks to an intelligent cooling system.

Unlike most EVs on the road today, which come with 400V hardware, the Taycan will pack an 800V system. Among the benefits brought by this, we find impressive battery recharge times. For instance, you'll be able to recharge 80 percent of the vehicle's battery in just 15 minutes.

While we're talking future Porsche models, we'll remind you that the carmaker has plenty of other models that are undergoing development.

To move past the non-sporstcar range, we'll mention that the Cayenne Coupe has now entered its advanced testing stages, as highlighted by a recent spy session.

As for the company's two-door models, we'll kick things off with the 2019 718 Cayman GT4 and 2019 718 Boxster Spyder. Confirmed to maintain their natural aspiration, the non-identical twins are expected to be animated by a downtuned version of the 911 GT3's 4.0-liter boxer.

Speaking of Neunelfers, both 991.2 and 992 prototypes are currently out there. The first has to do with the 2019 911 Speedster, which will serve as a swansong for the current generation - the rumor mill also talks about Porsche delivering a GT3 Cabriolet as a Speedster for the "masses", but we wouldn't hold our breath for it.

When it comes to the 992, the Carrera models, which have been spotted testing naked, should make their debut by the end of the year. Nevertheless, we've already spied the 2020 911 Turbo, along with the 2020 911 GT3 - these special models aren't expected to land until next year, though.


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