Porsche Taycan Hits Nurburgring, Low Chin Scrapes at Carousel

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Now that Porsche has given the Mission E a production name, the testing of the Taycan continues. And the latest prototype sighting takes us to the Nurburgring.
Truth be told, we never stopped keeping an eye on the Green Hell, which is how we recently brought you a 992 next-gen 911 Turbo testing on the infamous German circuit.

Returning to the electron juice sipper that brought us here, the machine can unsurprisingly be witnessed lapping the Nordschleife in relative silence - while the electric motors are doing their job without dropping a decibel and the tire noise is limited, we can't say the same about what happens when the car enters the Carousel.

The combination between the microscopic ground clearance of the tester, its generous entry speed and the rough concrete that makes up the inner line of the said bend leads to a soundtrack that might just make you cringe. Then again, Porsche engineers did this so you don't have to.

We'll remind you that the Taycan will pack one electric motor per axle (we wish it had three axles, of course), with its over output sitting north of 600 ponies.

According to the German automotive producer, the four-door, which will be slightly smaller than the Panamera, is set to cover the 0 to 62 mph sprint in well under 3.5 seconds.

And, thanks to an 800-volt architecture, charging the thing will feel like performing magic tricks, since a quick 62-mile boost will be gained in just four minutes. Then again, if you're planning to grab a Taycan to stay on a tight budget, this probably isn't the car for you.

Panamera-like pricing aside, Porsche has already announced that using its upcoming 800V charging infrastructure will have costs similar to those you get at the pump.

Last, but certainly not least, the practicality should be strong with this one. For instance, we're expecting the Taycan to offer both a trunk and a frunk, which, in a way, makes it more of a four-door Cayman than a four-door 911.

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