The future of mobility is another step closer: series production of the first purely electric Porsche is set to begin next year. In preparation, the vehicle has now been given its official name: The Porsche Taycan.
At Porsche, the vehicle names generally have a concrete connection with the corresponding model and its characteristics: The name Boxster describes the combination of the boxer engine and roadster design; Cayenne denotes fieriness, the Cayman is incisive and agile, and the name Macan is derived from the Indonesian word for tiger, with connotations of suppleness, power, fascination and dynamics.
The name can be roughly translated as “lively young horse”, referencing the imagery at the heart of the Porsche crest.
“Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it’s a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomises freedom”, explains Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.
The oriental name signifies the launch of the first electric sports car with the soul of a Porsche.
The Taycan has two permanently synchronous motors (PSM) with a system output of over 600 hp (440 kW), which can accelerate the electric sports car to 100 km/h in well under 3.5 seconds and to 200 km/h in under twelve seconds. This performance is in addition to a continuous power level that is unprecedented among electric vehicles.
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