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While most Porsche prototypes start out at Nurburgring, the Porsche Taycan high-performance electric vehicle was actually seen in China, specifically in Shanghai and as the pictures suggest, it isn’t covered up or camouflaged at all.
According to our sources, the Taycan was seen outside a hotel called the Peninsula as such, it can be said that Porsche is deliberately advertising the said vehicle to the Chinese market.
As you may well know, the current Chinese automotive market nowadays is gigantic and is becoming one of the world’s most influential set of car consumers.
Kicking off in China: the Porsche Taycan prototype visits Shanghai
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This is a great move for Porsche as the Chinese have presented to have a positive response in terms of electric cars as such, sports, luxury EV is projected to have great success in the said region.
That being said, the Porsche Taycan 2020 is also set to visit other locations including the US, and the UK. Both of which are very important sales markets for Porsche in general.
The Taycan while being a very revolutionary move for Porsche, still has that graceful signature Porsche poise
While running around barely covered on Shanghai’s streets came as a pleasant surprise, Porsche actually intends to display the prowess of the Taycan through three events, each of which will be set on a race track on China, US, and the UK.
In China, the Taycan, apart from running around in public, have taken several runs on the Porsche Experience Center or PEC which is located in Shanghai and was driven by Li Chao, an accomplished racing driver, and businessman.
Next is at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood, the United Kingdom on July 4 to 7 where the Taycan will perform a hill run course and is to be driven by Mark Webber, a former Formula 1 driver.
Car enthusiasts can examine the Taycan EV at three events in China, US and the UK
And finally at the ABB FIA Formula E Championship at New York on July 13 to 14 and to be driven by Neel Jani, a Swedish Le Mans 2019 winner and FIA WEC World Champion.
The Porsche Taycan will have its official launching in September of this year and as of now, test units of the said vehicle have already covered about six million kilometers.
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The Porsche Taycan prototype is the company’s first ever all-electric sports car which was derived from their Mission E concept vehicle which was in turn first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2015.
While the Porsche’s founder: Ferdinand Porsche actually did build fully electric vehicles like the C.2 way back in the 1900s, the Mission E is actually the first high performance, fully electric Porsche car to make it to a full production run.
That being said, the new Porsche Taycan continues that initial vision that the company’s founder had for the future of transportation.
As for the Taycan itself, the name is Turkish of origin meaning “lively young horse” which is confirmed to be referencing the horse on the Stuttgart coat of arms which is found on the Porsche logo.
While having no engine noise at all, the Taycan will still thrill you with its impressive Porsche styling and acceleration
The Porsche Taycan EV is a high-performance sports car powered by two 800 volt electric motors giving the car a blistering 3.5 second 0-100 kilometer per hour time. It also enables the Taycan to reach the speed of up to 250 km/h.
This is thanks to the 789 horsepower output that the twin electric motors whose power is stored in a liquid cooled 90kWh lithium-ion battery. The Taycan also has a claimed range of 500 kilometers and is plug-in charging capable.
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