Tuning powerhouse Hennessey will make the Porsche Taycan its first EV project.
Hennessey Performance (HPE), the Texas-based tuning company responsible for some of the baddest American muscle car and truck modifications has now set it sights on the Porsche Taycan EV. Called simply the Hennessey Porsche Taycan, it will be John Hennessey’s first electric vehicle project.
Details are still being figured out given that the Taycan is still about a year away after its unveiling in Niagara Falls earlier this month. HPE says it will start with exterior modifications including a body kit and new wheels seen here on a lime green Taycan. Interior tweaks will also be offered, but Hennessey isn’t sure if it will upgrade the Taycan’s already plentiful power supply.
“We’ve been planning to do something with electrified vehicles for a while now,” said company founder & CEO, John Hennessey. “We felt that the new Porsche Taycan was the right platform from which to modify our first EV. Initially, we will start with simple modifications such as wheels, tires and interior upgrades as well as exterior modifications such as more aggressive front and rear bumpers. After that we will see what might be possible in terms of adding more power.”
Hennessey is best known for its Ford and Dodge vehicles like the ridiculous Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6, but the company has also tweaked McLaren, Audi, and Lamborghini models before. It also built the Hennessey Venom GT, one of the fastest cars ever built by man.
The Porsche Taycan will first be offered in two versions, the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S. Both will feature a 93.4-kWh battery that delivers up to 450 kilometres of range in the Turbo and 412 km in the Taycan Turbo S. The latter reaches 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds while the Taycan Turbo needs 3.2 seconds.
Could they make it even faster? Sure they could. Will they? Let’s just wait and see.