Porsche Taycan Laps Nurburgring in Electric Silence, Prototype Goes All Out

Now that the premium German automotive producers have made their first step into the electric realm (we're referring to the Mercedes-Benz EQC, which debuted yesterday), we'll get to see a plethora of electron juice sippers of the sort hitting the market. And a key model of this first wave is the Porsche Taycan.
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As you know, the Taycan is the production version of the Mission E concept, with this expected to make its debut late next year.

Meanwhile, Zuffenhausen engineers are pushing the plug machine hard, as, for instance, prototypes have been blitzing the Nurburgring.

For instance, you'll get to see a Taycan doing its thing on the Green Hell in the piece of footage below. Keep in mind that the clip is a compilation showcasing plenty of prototypes. Nevertheless, you'll get to check out the electric Porscha at the 1:45 and 7:35 points.

Porsche will launch the Taycan with a battery pack able to gift the machine with a range of 500 kilometers (make that 300 miles). Thanks to the 800V system of the car (most of today's EVs pack 400V hardware), recharging will be done swiftly. For instance, a 400 km charge (250 miles) will be possible in just 15 minutes.

Each of the car's axles will pack an electric motor, with the overall output expected to sit at over 600 hp. As for how this figure is translated into go-fast numbers, the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) will be completed in well under 3.5 seconds.

Zuffenhausen estimates that it will build around 20,000 units of the Taycan per year. As for a potential production of the Mission E Cross Tourismo, there's been no official info on this lifted wagon matter.

Now, we can't talk about Porsche's first electric journey without mentioning Tesla. Now that the German carmakers have entered the arena, Tesla's market share will drop, even though its sales might increase.

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