Developers of the Porsche Taycan have presented their design solutions. The model has been taking part in the Porsche Triple Demo Run in three appearances on three continents.
Recently the Chief Designer at Porsche Michael Mauer told about the design solutions used for the all-new fully electric Porsche Taycan sports car.
Unique sitting position
The model has distinctive proportions. To improve aerodinamics, designers wanted to accomodate passengers as low as in a Firmula 1 race car.
They achieved this purpose with the help of so-called “foot garages” providing a comfortable sitting position in combination with a sports car size.
Besides, the Taycan’s unique feature is four-point daytime running lights.
Aerodynamics and airflow quality in EVs influence the driving range. This is one of the reasons why the new model will not have traditional headlights.
Instead, the designers used a light source located in the air intake. The air enters ahead from the side and comes out from under the wheel arch. Thus, the air flow on the wheels is calmer, which provides significant aerodynamic advantages.
The Taycan does not have exhaust pipes, so aerodynamics and a rear diffuser are accentuated in it.
The top speed of the Porsche Taycan is over 155 mph (250 km/h). It accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 3.5 seconds, and reaches a speed of 124 mph (200 km/h) in less than 12 seconds.
Before the world premiere of the Taycan takes place in September 2019, this car is planned to run about 3.7 mln miles (6 mln km) in testing.
On July 4-7, 2019 the Taycan visited the Goodwood Festival of Speed in South England (with a race driver Mark Webber behind the wheel).
The Taycan was also taken for a spin by Chinese racing driver Li Chao at the Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) in Shanghai.
Works driver Neel Jani will take the Porsche Taycan for the season finale of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship on July 13-14, 2019 in New York City.
So, the model visits China, the UK and the U.S. (the largest markets it will enter) as parts of the Porsche Triple Demo Run, in which the Taycan makes three appearances on three continents in three weeks.
Over 20,000 people worldwide have already reserved the Porsche Taycan. They paid a down payment (2,500 euros in Europe).
The car goes on sale in late 2019 after its debut in the fall.