The all-electric Porsche Taycan isn’t set to be officially unveiled until September 4th, and if you’re reading this, you’ll be able to watch it live. Because the entire event — which will take place simultaneously in China, Canada, and Germany — will be streamed online. But one lucky journalist, Jonny Smith from Fully Charged, already got his hands on Stuttgart’s next-gen sedan!
At this point, we don’t have all the details on Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle. But the it’s been widely reported that the Taycan will be all-wheel drive, have 600 horsepower on tap, and make in the sprint to 60 mph in about three seconds. Range for the top-spec models is said to be around 300 miles, and when hooked to a fast charging system, it’ll take just 40 minutes for the Taycan to get to an 80 percent charge.
During his time with the Porsche Taycan, Smith has a chance to talk to a couple of the engineers behind the project, and he also got the chance to launch it from zero to 124 mph over two dozen times. That’s a heavy lift for an EV, or basically any vehicle, to perform over and over, given the stress it’ll put on the drivetrain.
But repeatedly during the 16-minute video, it’s stressed that the car was built to be the Porsche of EVs, so drivers will be able to tap into that performance whenever they wish. Sounds like a blast to us!
If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these babies, you’d be best get down to your local AutoNation-affiliated Porsche dealer pronto, as the excitement about this vehicle has been electric — pun intended.