Nope, you haven’t missed anything, the first Taycan hasn’t even rolled off the assembly line.
In fact, workers haven’t even started building the new electric sports sedan yet. But at this point, demand is already so robust that Porsche has decided to double initial production. This is great news for folks who want to put the first all-electric Porsche in their garage, and bad news for Tesla, which will finally face some true competition in the EV luxury market. It really is a new day.
Here’s what Porsche communications manager Andrew Lennon told our friends at CNBC, in response to the announcement that the company’s initial production run will increase from 20,000 to 40,000 units: “We had been ready for it. We had the ability to increase capacity from the beginning, and executives recently made the decision to go ahead.”
To us, that sounds like some smart planning.
It’s already been speculated that the first year of cars is completely spoken for, and that’s something we have no issue believing. Of course, for that that speculation to be made fact, every single person who’s plunked down a deposit for a Taycan would have to be ready to sign on the dotted line after the cars arrive at the showroom. And while we anticipate some folks backing out, we imagine their places will be eagerly snapped up by other Porsche fans.
Quite honestly? We’d be floored if one of these sits on the lot longer than in takes to do the dealer prep and give it a charge.
As with any eagerly awaited machine from Stuttgart, it’s going to be a hot ticket when it arrives at your local AutoNation-affiliated Porsche dealer. So if you’re looking to put one in your garage, we’d suggest swinging by the dealership to drop off a deposit — pronto.