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An electric sports car produced by Porsche. The concept was produced in 2015 and production began with model year 2020.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Porsche Taycan page on 18 August 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Porsche Taycan is an all-electric car manufactured by German automobile manufacturer Porsche, which was first unveiled as a concept car named Mission E at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and then in production form at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is Porsche's first series production electric car, and is planned to be sold in several variants of different performance levels, and it could spawn derivatives in a future line-up of models based on its platform. Around 4,480 were delivered in the first half-year of sale, 2020.

The name "Taycan" roughly translates from Turkish as "lively young horse" in reference to the steed of the Stuttgart coat of arms on the Porsche crest.

The interior of the car is based around up to four digital displays, including a curved, free-standing 16.8 inch configurable driver's display. This marks Porsche's first fully digital instrument binnacle. A 10.9 inch screen is situated to the right of the instrument binnacle which serves as the infotainment system of the car. An optional screen is placed to the right of the infotainment screen which allows the front passenger to customise the infotainment system. An 8.4 inch screen is present in a portrait layout on the centre console with a trackpad to control the functions. The screen displays the status of the powertrain and tells the driver to efficiently use the power. Despite using an all-digital layout, the dashboard features the classic Porsche clock on the top.

The exterior styling, penned by former Porsche Exterior Designer Mitja Borkert, is strongly influenced by the Mission E concept and retains most of the design elements present on the concept except the suicide doors and B pillars. Design features include a retractable rear spoiler, retractable door handles and an advanced regenerative braking system. Taking full advantage of the packaging advantages inherent in its drivetrain layout, the Taycan combines the fundamental short-nosed proportions of traditional Porsche models at the front with the stretched proportions of modern front-engine models towards the rear, providing clear design links to existing models. The front features four-point LED daytime running headlamps. At the rear, the car has a short notchback-style boot lid housing a full-width light band serving as taillights and turn signals that provides access to one of two luggage compartments. The other is under the bonnet and claimed to have a capacity of nearly 100 litres. The launch Turbo and Turbo S models come in a carbon fibre trim and 20-inch wheels as standard.


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Porsche Taycan Turbo S Subject:  Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Photographer:  Justus Menke
Event:  2019 Frankfurt Motor Show
License:  Unsplash
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Porsche Taycan Turbo S Subject:  Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Photographer:  Justus Menke
Event:  2019 Frankfurt Motor Show
License:  Unsplash
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DateArticleAuthor/Source
22 March 2019Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Porsche Cars North America, Inc.Federal Register: NHTSA (Raymond R. Posten)


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