Monday, January 18, 2021
News The Porsche Mission E production car will be called Taycan

The Porsche Mission E production car will be called Taycan

I know, we’re thinking it too. In fact, I was there in person when the name was announced: It’s awful! It sounds like tin-can, or trash-can! But, in reality, it doesn’t matter. By the time the Taycan hits production in 16 or 17 months from now, we’ll be very used to the name.

The Mission E line of cars will spawn a number of various models, all of which will be powered by electricity. The details are all but non-existent save for what we know of the Taycan itself. Porsche expects to deliver a twin synchronous electric motor setup that will generate a total output of more than 600 horsepower. The car will reach 100 km/h in no more than 3.5 seconds and most importantly, unlike other electric vehicles, power will be consistent. Porsche’s words: “offer a consistent level of power that is unprecedented among electric vehicles: multiple launches in a row will be possible without a loss in performance.”

For those curious of the origin of the name, it is derived from Turkish and means “quick and lively like a foal” or “lively young horse.” Also, it’s pronounced “tie-con.”

Start of Production is planned for late 2019 and the car will be labeled as a 2020.

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