Pre-production Porsche Taycan EV Spied At The Nürburgring
The pre-production Porsche Taycan EV has been spied at the Nürburgring race track in Germany during final-stage testing. The carmaker should reveal it late 2019, then it’ll go on sale in 2020. This four-door version of the Taycan is expected to be the flagship model.
Porsche equipped the test prototype with exhaust pipes imitation to keep the intrigue. We have already seen such a vehicle on the roads in the USA, and now it reached Germany. This almost a production car is likely passing the series of final tests.
A YouTube user named Automotive Mike made a video on which the prototype was undisguised. Only the lights are still hidden.
There is still little information about the new all-electric Porsche Taycan. We know it should develop over 600 hp via a 270 Wh/kg lithium-ion battery pack.
The powertrain will include two permanently excited synchronous electric motors (PSM) on each axle which offer compact packaging and weight saving.
This Taycan features a huge torque when started from the spot. The top speed in 250 km/h. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) will take under 3.5 seconds. To speed up to 200km/h (124 mph), the car needs 12 minutes.
Porsche hopes the Taycan will cover upwards of 499 km (310 miles) on a single charge. The carmaker promises that a 800V system will be able to take on 100 km (62 miles) of charge in just 4 minutes, or almost 402 km (250 miles) in 15 minutes. These figures depend on the availability of 350kW CCS chargers compatible with Porsche’s system.
The series EV is expected to officially debut in the spring of 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show. However, there is no announcement from Porsche about the premiere date so far.