No car is to be expected with so much excitement as this one. Because a new series of Porsche not all the days. And if it is the first electric Porsche, then get the municipality of the fast drivers and high-income earners already wet hands. The a half, because she hopes that she may move again in the future without regrets, a sports car, and the other, because they fear the end of a legend, and fears that the national iconic sports car is soon to be sacrificed permanently on the Altar of climate protection and Political Correctness. Between the two Camps, Stefan Weckbach: He directs the series J1, was born to the trade fair IAA in 2015, as a Mission-E, and after almost four years foreplay in this autumn finally in the trade.
expectations and fears bound up like in a vise, and the Countdown to the Start of production at our main factory in Zuffenhausen, in the "hot Phase" – since you would be the man a certain amount of nervousness. But if there is, can Stefan Weckbach, that's for sure nothing to say. On the contrary, Relaxed, and left with the Achieved so far is obviously very satisfied, he sits at the wheel of his prototype, and is driving those sports cars, the Porsche fit for the future, with pleasure and passion around the development center in Weissach.
This has quite a bit spooky, even if the camouflage of the Taycan is now pretty poor, and the four-door coupe, which is only a little shorter, but significantly flatter than the Panamera, for a long time so mysterious. But, where else the turbo lights and the Boxer roar of motors, there is whirring from the Taycan only a faint and feel it rather it go over, than to listen to him actually.
The new lights seem to float in front of the fenders.
however, This is almost the only difference to 911 & co. On the Elan anyway, it's not for a lack of the stealth bomber for its low-level flight. With around 600 HP for the most powerful of the numerous model variations he achieved with one Motor per axle, in spite of his always well over two tons of weight, driving performance, which are better than any Panamera. "Everything that we have promised at the presentation of the study, we will comply with the standard car, or even exceed," says Weckbach. Of 0 to 100 of the Taycan is a need, therefore, hardly more than three seconds, and where the Audi e-tron or Mercedes EQ C in life does not come to 200 km/h, the Porsche this hurdle in about twelve seconds.
But electric cars spurt are strong, which has also preached Elon Musk with his Tesla and proven. And that the Taycan gets to spout up to 250 km/h, after the presentation of the Tesla Model S, at least from a marketing the least reasons. But that can and does not want to settle for a Porsche: Because of Taycan's supposed to be a real Porsche, he will bring this Performance like Tesla & Co two or three times, but over and over again. "As long as the battery can provide sufficient power, the Taycan the full performance," says Weckbach. A Porsche, the switch voluntarily to a lower gear, the developers currently (still) too much.
one handed can be well controlled
of Course, Weckbach sportiness is not defined solely on the Sprint, but in the Taycan also the transverse dynamics, as they are among the Streamers, so not yet experienced. With a priority lower than that of the GT3, with the mitlenke the rear axle of the Elfers and an adaptive suspension, as in the Panamera for the nearly five-Meter-long giant to the Drive shrinks to a handy sports car that makes the road to pleasure mile. Despite the sporty ride Weckbach has a Hand generally in the air, and thus underlines his words. Because no matter how tight and twisty the course is, the series circuit of the Taycan mostly with one Hand on the racing line, so good the car is, apparently.
Also, the Design proposes the Taycan not only drives like a Porsche and yet is quite different: a bridge to the future without denying the past. On the outside, especially the new headlights, which appear to float in front of the, as always, inflated fenders, and the thin, light sword on the rear that the rear lights of the current model range re-interpreted. And the inside of the Cockpit in the Porsche drivers feel like Captain Future and yet right away coping is likely to be. Because if Weckbach airs in between times proud of the opaque Tarnmatten, you look in a screen landscape, in which there are hardly any tactile controls – even the fan nozzle adjust now on a touch screen.
it looks futuristic and makes even the Tesla with your big Tablet kind of old, but it already works in Cross-Turismo-study so well that you have to worry about operator safety. Especially since here are a few Golden laws of Porsche history, remain taken into account: The different driving modes you select with a rotary switch on the steering Wheel, and to the left of a sensor field, which is reminiscent of the start button lights up with pride.
Whether the Taycan is a success? Sure. Because a few months before the launch, the demand for the E-Porsche now so high that the Stuttgart researchers have raised the production capacity for the Taycan.
Created: 14.05.2019, 09:32 PM