The Porsche Taycan Tesla Specs Are Now Confirmed. Three years ago, Porsche made the announcement to put its Mission E electric sedan concept into production. In that time span, we’ve learned very little information regarding the production version, which Porsche has decided to call a Taycan. Production will start in 2019.
With development now in the final stages, Porsche has agreed to release information on the car. On Monday, Porsche announced that the Taycan will debut in 2019 and start deliveries later that year. One version will put out more than 600 horsepower and the range, with typical driving, will be more than 300 miles.
The Drivetrain comes from a long-lasting magnet synchronous motor at each axle. These same type of motors are also used in Porsche’s Nürburgring-destroying 919 Evo. The type of motor is compact and offers both high performance and efficiency.
If you floor the gas pedal, the Taycan will sprint to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and 124 mph in less than 12 seconds. Porsche says you can take your Taycan at the racetrack, although your range will be lower than 300 miles.
Temperature sensors recognize the cooling requirements in real time, while software guarantees that the cooling water is immediately directed to the right spots. If the driver floors it, the cooling will kick into high gear, guaranteeing constant power. This is very important for the lithium-ion battery, whose ideal operating temperature is between 68 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Additionally the Taycan will offer an 800-volt electrical system, which allows the owners to get 80-percent battery charge in around 15 minutes at sufficient charging stations. Another attribute of the 800-volt technology is the thinner cables in the car, which saves weight.
Although not confirmed, there are supposed to be Taycan models with performance close to 400 and 500 hp. The three outputs are supposed to based on the Porsche’s base, S and Turbo model hierarchy.
A two-speed automatic transmission is supposed to be fitted across the range and at launch all-wheel drive will be standard. A rear-wheel drive option may be offered later down the road. Another option possibly is a limited-slip differential at the rear.
Porsche is hoping to produce 20,000 Taycans per year, even though the capacity is available to increase this to meet strong demand. More electric Porsches are expected to follow. One that’s a near guarantee is a Taycan derivative based on the Mission E Cross Turismo concept which was shown at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show. Another is probably to be an electric version of the next-generation Macan.
Porsche sees the future as electric. They expect by 2025 that every second Porsche to be sold as electrics and the others as half plug-in hybrids.Categories: Auto News, Blog