On Sunday, drone-maker extraordinaire DJI released new footage shot with their new Mavic 2 drone, shot over the alpine road of Grossglockner, in Austria. And yes, the clip, which you can enjoy below, features the Porsche Taycan – in its Mission E prototype guise - alongside a 550 Spyder.
After watching the video, there’s no doubt the production version Taycan will be a car to remember. Stunning looks aside, the car does seem to be driving in its natural environment on the twists and bends of the Austrian road.
When it is launched, the Taycan will be packing a battery juicy enough to squeeze a range of over 500 km (311 miles). The battery will be capable of fast charging from an 800 V system, meaning a range of four hundred kilometers (248 miles) can be achieved in just fifteen minutes after the car was plugged in.
The electric Porsche will use two permanently synchronous motors (PSM) to drive its wheels, similar to the ones deployed on the 919 Hybrid race car.
One of the motors is fitted to the rear axle of the car, while the other spins the front wheels. Combined, the two allow for a power output rated at more than 600 horsepower, while naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is confirmed to be of under 3.5 seconds.
With those figures in mind, there’s no wonder Porsche estimates it will be manufacturing 20,000 Taycan models per year, roughly two-thirds of the current sales figures for the 911.