Porsche Taycan Looks Very Fast at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

Porsche Taycan Looks Very Fast at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 1 photo
Photo: YouTube screenshot/Goodwood
Prosperous people have a lot of issues regarding the future of transportation. Many are more than willing to go electric but don't want to give up on the performance and convenience they already have. Porsche hopes the Taycan is the answer, and today, a pre-production model went up the Goodwood track to prove it.
The Taycan is one of the few EVs specifically designed to go fast on a track. Its technology will also be found on Bentleys and Audis next decade, but we don't know if these will be as capable as what we see here.

Even though the overall design is as basic as a Tesla key fob, Porsche fans will see an instant connection between the Taycan and other models. The rear has a big of 911 while the windshield is reminiscent of a classic Le Mans race car.

The front reminds many of the Panamera, even though there are many key differences. The nose is very low because there is no engine, while the intakes are there to cool the batteries, not facilitate internal combustion. Still, this editor would much rather have a production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept.

Porsche is also promising some crazy battery technology, which can pre-condition the cells for optimal performance before you get in. And how does adding 100 km of range in four minutes sound? The company will add some fancy superchargers to its dealer network, but it doesn't sound like the sort of thing you can take from coast to coast.

In typical German brand fashion, the Taycan will have various power levels. The base model will come in at $85,000 and should have the same output as an Audi e-tron. However, since the EV is also said to do 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, a 600 HP range-topper is probably what we're looking at on the Goodwood circuit.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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