Electric Porsche Taycan completes endurance run ahead of launch
Zero-emission Porsche has completed a 24-hour test run ahead of early September launch
Porsche has continued its development programme for the Taycan electric sports car ahead of its launch next month ahead of the Frankfurt motor show, completing 2128 miles in a 24-hour endurance test run at the Nardò high-speed test track in Italy.
Porsche claims that, in temperatures of up to 32 deg C, the electric performance saloon averaged speeds of between 121 and 134mph. Minimal stops were made, with the Taycan only pausing for driver changes and battery top-ups. The Taycan’s battery size is yet to be confirmed, but is said to offer around 270 miles of range on the WLTP cycle.
In order to maximise mileage, the test car was charged using Porsche’s 800V ultra-fast chargers, capable of delivering 249 miles of range in 15 minutes. The machine will be the first mainstream production car built using 800V technology, allowing for the use of fast-charging stations.
The made its public dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in lightly disguised form, driven by ex-F1 driver Mark Webber.
New Porsche Taycan’s dash (with built-in Apple Music function) revealed
Porsche has partially revealed its new Taycan’s dashboard, which features built-in Apple Music streaming.
The German firm’s first all-electric vehicle is set to be fully revealed in September, boasting all-wheel-drive, more than 440 kW, an 800-volt architecture and a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of "around 90 kWh".
Interestingly, it will also feature a fully integrated music streaming experience (the first of its kind, according to Porsche) thanks to a partnership with Apple Music.
From the Taycan’s touchscreen display, Apple Music subscribers will be able to stream more than 50 million songs, thousands of "curated playlists" and the Beats 1 global livestream with three-year complimentary in-car internet data, according to Porsche.
Electric Porsche Taycan interior teased ahead of launch
Zero-emissions sports car is in its final stages of development ahead of an early September launch
Porsche has given a sneak peak inside the Taycan ahead of the electric sports car's launch early next month.
The firm has released a single image showing a glimpse of a dashboard as part of a confirmation that Taycan's infotainment system will feature a fully intergrated version of the Apple Music streaming service.
The Taycan, Porsche's first electric production car, is due to be revealed in early September before going on display at the Frankfurt motor show.
The image shows a portion of the Taycan's dashboard, which appears to take cues from the firm's other models but have a slightly cleaner design. It shows a steering wheel similar in design to that on the current 911, a digital driver information display and an infotainment screen built into the dashboard. There's also a pop-up analogue clock on top of the dashboard.
The Apple Music deal means subscribers to that service can play any song or playlist directly through the infotainment system, using its integrated internet data streaming. The Taycan is the first car to feature full Apple Music integration, and it will offer voice control and exclusive Porsche playlists. The firm says Taycan buyers will be given a free six-month subscription to Apple Music.
The Taycan will also feature Apple CarPlay integration.
New Porsche Taycan's interior fully revealed (with passenger screen!)
Porsche recently partially revealed its new Taycan's dashboard. But now the Zuffenhausen-based firm has fully uncovered the electric vehicle’s interior … and it includes an optional touchscreen display for the front passenger.
The German company’s first all-electric vehicle is set to be fully unveiled in September, boasting all-wheel-drive, more than 440 kW, an 800-volt architecture and a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of "around 90 kWh".
Porsche says the new cabin features classic design traits (largely inspired by the original 911's dashboard from 1963) that have been “reinterpreted and brought into the digital age”.
There’s a 16,8-inch free-standing, curved instrument cluster at the highest point on the facia which interestingly does without cowl (Porsche says “real glass and a vapour-deposited, polarising filter” lend it anti-reflective properties). The cluster features four distinct display modes and small “touch-control fields” at its edges for operating light and chassis functions. Interestingly, the Taycan does without a traditional gear lever, instead employing a compact selector switch (like the 918 Spyder) next to this instrument panel.
Two steering wheel designs will be offered. In addition to the basic version, which can be customised with coloured inserts as part of the accent package, Porsche will also offer a GT sports steering wheel option featuring visible screw-heads and a round mode switch.
The Porsche Taycan’s interior has been revealed and it’s rather pretty…
Porsche is currently in the process of bringing its first all-electric car to market and the model will be fully revealed on 4 September 2019. Nonetheless, Porsche has released images showing us what the interior of the Taycan will look like and it looks impressive.
It’s a display of displays and the cabin can be equipped with up to 4 screens, all serving different functions, not only for the driver but the passenger too.
Firstly, the 16.8-inch instrument cluster is free-standing and curved. It doesn’t have a cowl to reduce glare but instead features a vapour-deposited polarising filter that reduces reflections. As you would expect, the screen is adjustable with 4 modes on offer including Classic, Map, Full Map and Pure. Note the touch-points on the sides of the instrument cluster which provides quick touch-access to features such as lighting, suspension and traction control settings.
Directly to the right of the instrument cluster is a 10.9-inch infotainment screen with voice control responding to the words ‘Hey Porsche’ and here the driver has access to features such as media, navigation, telephone and Porsche Connect, and so forth.
New Porsche Taycan: electric four-door's interior revealed
Tesla Model S rival gets a total of four screens to make it the most connected and high-tech car Porsche has made
Porsche has revealed the interior of its first electric production car, the Taycan, ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.
The Tesla Model S rival's cabin takes the brand's design and technology to a new level. It's based around up to four digital displays, including a curved, freestanding 16.8in configurable driver's display - Porsche's first fully digital instrument binnacle.
To the right of that the Taycan features a 10.9in infotainment screen where navigation, music and connectivity functions are handled. To the right of that - uniquely for Porsche - is an optional screen of the same size for the passenger. It can't control driving functions, but allows them to programme the sat-nav and media features independently.
Porsche shows us inside its upcoming Taycan electric car
is giving us a peek inside its first electric car, the Taycan, with the release of three official pictures showing us the dashboard and instrument cluster of the upcoming four-door sports car.
A most interesting feature is an optional touchscreen for the front passenger, which forms part of an integrated black-panel glass band that also houses the 27.6cm central infotainment display.
The cockpit design was inspired by the original Porsche 911’s dashboard, only it has been interpreted in a far more modern way, while retaining the ‘clean’ and minimalist theme. To that end, the number of switches and buttons have been greatly reduced, with occupants instead relying on those aforementioned touchscreens as well as an advanced voice control function that responds to “Hey Porsche”. On-board apps include navigation, phone, media, comfort and Porsche Connect.
Interior designers have given the Taycan a raised centre console, so as to intensify the feeling of a low seating position. The console also features a large 21.3cm touch panel with haptic feedback, allowing the climate settings to be altered directly. What’s more, integrated handwriting recognition also allows quick address inputs.
Porsche Taycan Grabs Fastest Four-Door EV Around The Nürburgring Title
The Porsche Taycan has not officially been revealed yet but it has set a new record for four-door EVs at the Nürburgring by lapping the famous German circuit in 7 minutes and 42 seconds. That’s only four seconds slower than the Panamera Turbo, which did a lap of the Green Hell in 7:38 back in June 2016.
Lars Kern was behind the wheel of the Taycan which was the range-topping variant with dual electric motors, one for each axle. Equipped with all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, the EV offers more than 600 horsepower.
Porsche Taycan Claims 4-Door EV Record at Nurburgring
Just days ahead of its official reveal on 4 September 2019, Porsche’s new all-electric Taycan has set a new record for 4-door electric vehicles at the famous German proving ground, the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
We were recently treated to interior images of the forthcoming Porsche Taycan and needless to say it certainly looks to be an exciting addition to the Porsche family.
Now, however, a Taycan prototype has set a new record for 4-door electric vehicles at the Nurburgring, completing the challenging course in a time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds. The Taycan was driven by Porsche test driver, Lars Kern.
Let’s for a minute forget the Taycan is electric. Just in terms of what and how it does what it does, is this a proper Porsche? In these days of Cayennes and Panameras, and based on first impressions of the prototypes I drove, unequivocally so.
If you want to enjoy driving a Porsche more than this, you need one with its engine behind the driver. And yet it’s one of the most comfortable GTs I’ve known and without question the quietest. In the distance and directions it is able to throw the net of its abilities, it is an astonishing, even an astounding, achievement.
Is this, then, the world’s first mainstream electric sports car? There I must stop you. It is sporting, for sure, and far more so than any other, but will Taycan owners set alarms and go for pre-dawn blasts – I mean whirrs – just because they can? That I doubt.
Then again, it is not that kind of car, and nor was it ever intended to be so. For now, the Taycan and its creators will have to be happy with having created the best electric car yet to go on sale, and having done so by a mile.
Porsche Taycan specification
Where Stuttgart, Germany Price £135,000 (est) On sale late 2019 Engine front and rear electric motors Battery over 90kWh Power over 700bhp (on overboost) Torque over 750lb ft Gearbox 2-spd, direct drive Kerb weight 2250kg (est) Top speed over 155mph 0-62mph less than three seconds Range 310 miles (Mission E, claimed) CO2 0g/km, 16% Rivals Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S, Tesla Model S Performance
New Porsche Taycan Can Produce “Well Over” 700 HP (522 KW)
The 4th of September will be a special day for Porsche as they will be unveiling their first-ever fully electric car known as the Taycan.
This may easily be the most anticipated car debut of the year and it will certainly mark a new era for Porsche.
Autocar has published an early review, giving readers a small taste of what’s to come in the electric sedan. The publication has confirmed that the two Taycan models that are really worth looking forward to are the Turbo and the Turbo S.
Both the Turbo and the Turbo S have 90kWh battery power and standard power outputs are “substantially in excess” of 600 hp (447 kW). The Turbo S variant will feature ceramic brakes, a stiffer suspension setup, a standard four-wheel steering system and large 21-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance tires. Both models will feature an over-boost function which lasts 2.5 seconds and when activated, the Turbo S will produce a combined output of “well over” 700 hp (522 kW) and 1,017 Nm of torque.