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News The Porsche Taycan Can Move And We Want More

The Porsche Taycan Can Move And We Want More

At last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, a nearly fully-unmasked Porsche Taycan went for a stroll up the hill with non-other than Mark Webber at the wheel.

The hype and excitement are palpable especially when Porsche decides to reveal their Porsche Taycan prototype with next to no camo at the fantastic Goodwood FOS. There are videos of the hill-climb on the web and while you might the car’s only quickly cruising, the driver will tell you that it’s quite a capable machine.

F1 race winner, Le Mans racer and WEC Champion Mark Webber said the following about the Porsche Taycan: “The Taycan’s power delivery is awesome,” reports the experienced Formula 1 driver. “I took part in this event in a Porsche 911 GT2 RS two years ago, so I already knew that it all comes down to power and traction. But, even for a thoroughbred racing driver like me, it is amazing how the Taycan – even though it’s still a prototype – accelerates off the start and out of the corners.”

Other than the Webber’s words, the world was treated to a Porsche Taycan with scarcely any cladding, stickers or camouflage. Other than decals surrounding the head- and taillights as well as the Union Jack on the roof, this is how we suspect the final production 100% electric Porsche Taycan will look.

The final iteration of the Porsche Taycan is expected to break cover on September 10th. In the meantime, do remember that the car features dual electric motors good for 600-horsepower, enough to launch it to 100km/h in under 3.5 seconds, on the way to 200km/ in less than 12 seconds. The 90-kWh lithium-ion battery will provide the Porsche with over 500km of range.

The car will go on sale officially later in the year. The starting price is not yet known however we estimate it will being somewhere around $150,000.

Mark Webber drives the Porsche Taycan at the Goodwood Festival of Speed | Photo: Porsche

Mark Webber drives the Porsche Taycan at the Goodwood Festival of Speed | Photo: Porsche

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,400 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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