Porsche is teasing the upcoming Taycan electric car with a bunch of new neon-colored images.
Porsche is expecting the Taycan to be a very popular car. We know this because of earlier reports in January where they said they’re doubling their first year’s production to meet sky-high demand, going from 20,000 to 40,000 units. For a car that’s priced at $80,000 to start, those are some pretty high sales numbers.
More impressively is the fact that we haven’t even seen the Taycan in the flesh. Porsche has released some impressive performance figures, and we’ve seen the Mission E Concept, but this is still a lot of people clamoring for a car they haven’t even seen yet.
But we are getting closer to a reveal. Porsche released a series of teaser images in an unrelated press release that shows the Taycan wrapped in neon and clearly identifying itself with several “Taycan” vinyl.
This is our first good look at what the real Taycan will look like, and what we see is a stark departure from the Mission E Concept. While the Mission E was very sharp and angular, the Taycan seems to have inflated a bit with a similar body style to the Porsche Panamera. It also seems to have adopted the Panamera’s headlights.
Along the sides, we see flush door handles, real side mirrors instead of the Mission E’s cameras (necessary for sale in the US), as well as a charging port just behind the front driver’s side fender.
In another image, we see the wheel turned to the right which gives us a view of the Taycan’s big disk brakes. Electric vehicles are still generally heavier than their internal combustion counterparts, so the Taycan is likely to need some big brakes to get it stopped in a hurry. Note also the wheel fender vents for additional brake cooling.
The Taycan is widely expected to come with twin electric motors providing torque vectoring and AWD, as well as 600 combined hp. Range will be over 300 miles, with an 800v architecture that can charge the battery 80% in just 15 minutes from Porsche’s new Turbo Charging system.
Motor Trend reports the Taycan will take a bow sometime in September but don’t get your hopes up for owning one. Apparently, the first year’s production is already reserved.