Just to be 100 per cent clear, it doesn’t actually have a turbocharger…
A potential customer for the Porsche Taycan has revealed its naming structure, proving the company isn’t quite ready to let go of internal combustion norms just yet.
Alex Roy, an American journalist with a pre-order slot for the pure-electric Porsche, posted a picture of a letter from the company on Twitter, revealing the three models will be labelled Taycan, Taycan 4S and Taycan Turbo.
Earlier this year, the company confirmed the car will be touching down in Australia during 2020. We know one model of Taycan will be powered by a pair of permanently-excited synchronous motors making more than 440kW, helping the car accelerate to 100km/h in under 3.5 seconds.
Porsche says the battery will be able to supply enough current for continuous launches at full throttle, meaning it’ll perform like a proper supercar all day long.
When the battery goes flat, it’ll support 350kW charging capable of delivering 80 per cent of charge in less than 20 minutes.
Earlier this year Stefan Weckbach, who’s in charge of developing the Taycan range said, “The Taycan drives like a Porsche, looks like a Porsche, and feels like a Porsche – it just happens to have a different type of drive.