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.