The German manufacturer Porsche unveiled the concept of an electric car at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show by the name of “Mission E” and four years later, at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Porsche Taycan was announced.
It is an all-electric 4-doors coupé with the ambition to change the world of electric cars and even rival Tesla. The name Taycan comes from the Turkish which roughly translates as “lively young horse”, in reference to the steed of the Stuttgart coat of arms on Porsche’s crest.
The interior of the car is based around 4 digital displays, a 16.8 inches (42.67 cm) curved screen in configurable driver’s display for the instrument binnacle, is Porsche’s first fully digital instrument binnacle; the second one is a 10.9’’ screen situated to the right of the first one that serves as an infotainment system to the car; the third one is 8.4 inch (21.34 cm) and is located on the console and displays the status of the power train and how to efficiently use the power; and finally the last one is an optional screen for the co-pilot to customize the system.
Porsche’s classic clock on top of the dashboard is the only non-digital feature inside the car, though.
The Taycan is built with a mixture of steel and aluminum joined together by different bonding techniques. It has a 93 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with an 800-volt charging system especially for the car, charging from 5% up to 80% in 22.5 minutes, with a DC fast charger offering 270 kW of power.
Its length is 16’3’’ and its height is 4’5’’. It’s back trunk has a capacity of 88.7 gallons and his front trunk has 21.3 gallons.
Taycan’s top speed is 162 mph and has an acceleration that varies between models from 0-100km/h of 3.2 seconds in its Turbo model and 2.8 seconds in its Turbo S model.
Being a futuristic car, it is not only a rival for the Tesla, but an opening for more brands to enter into the electric cars world.