The Taycan EV has been a long time in the making, but Porsche is extremely confident about its latest (and greatest?) creation.
During a recent interview with German publication Handelsblatt, Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume said the Taycan handles like the famed 911 sports car.
“When we set up a new Porsche, we always set the standard for ourselves: the Taycan has to drive like the 911,” he said. “I was recently on our racetrack in Italy. And I’m still excited. We have the advantage in electric mobility that we have a lower center of gravity with the battery than the 911.”
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Blume went on to add that Porsche’s know-how when it comes to creating class-leading chassis has allowed it to achieve exceptional driving dynamics when the Taycan is cornering.
Porsche will build “well over 20,000” Taycans annually and kick off production in September with less than 10,000 units rolling out of the factory before the end of the year.
Additional details about the Porsche Taycan have been emerging in recent months in the lead-up to its global premiere. Most recently, a black and blue prototype was spied testing prior to the vehicle’s global premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. The Taycan has a very similar design to the Mission-E Concept from a few years ago but obviously doesn’t look quite as wild.
Porsche has confirmed that the range-topping Taycan variant will feature a pair of electric motors and produce in excess of 592 hp, allowing the car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds. The car is expected to travel more than 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge.