We’ve been excited for Porsche’s all-electric Taycan for a while now; in fact, our excitement started when they first unveiled Mission e all those years ago. In an official announcement, Porsche have now told us that we only have to wait until 4th September to see the final product and, to prove just how good Taycan will be, they’ve just put it through its paces with a 24 Hour endurance run at Nardò, Italy.
During the none-stop test, the pre-production Porsche Taycan managed to cover a total of 3,425 kilometres (2,128 miles), which is the equivalent of driving from the Nardò test track in Italy to Trondheim in Norway. Ensuring that the test was grueling and thorough, interruptions were kept to a minimum and the car only ever stopped for quick charging stops - kept short by the Taycan's ultra-fast charging technology - or driver changes. In total, six Porsche test drivers and a single Porsche Taycan took part in the test.
Competing with peak temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius and track temperatures of up to 54 degrees Celsius, the Taycan managed to maintain speeds of between 195 and 215km/h for the entirety of the test.
As you’d probably expect, we don’t have many finalised details just yet, but previous releases from Porsche support that the Taycan will be capable of reaching 62mph from a standstill in less than 3.5 seconds, 125mph from a standstill in less than 12 seconds and will be capable of a top speed of over 155mph. Taycan could also support ‘over-the-air’ updates, a range of 310 miles and very clever regenerative braking.
The Porsche Taycan will be the first production all-electric car able to accept power from one of the UK’s new 350kW ultra-fast chargers. That means that the Porsche Taycan could potentially charge in as little as 15 minutes, adding a layer of convenience that has seldom been felt from an electric car to date.
As mentioned, the finished Porsche Taycan will be making its official debut on the 4th September and we’ll be sure to bring you an in-depth write up on the day. Meanwhile, why not head over to our Facebook account to see the new finalised interior images that Porsche have just released!