Porsche’s first full-fledged electric car, the Porsche Taycan, is officially here. Deliveries are slightly delayed but we expect to see Porsche’s new-aged flagship vehicle hit the roads in the coming months. Interestingly enough, the success of the Porsche Taycan hasn’t slowed the company down one bit.
New spy photos reveal that Porsche is continuing to expand their electric vehicle offerings. A Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo was spotted testing alongside the new Sport Turismo. We already expected a Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo for next year but the new images hint at an unannounced Sport Turismo variant of the Taycan. Two cars that could see much success worldwide.
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For simplicity, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will be a hatchback version of the current Taycan model. On the other hand, the Taycan Sport Turismo will bee a shooting-brake take on the same electric sports car. The three will most likely share the same batteries, motors, and drivetrain. Changes to the vehicles will most likely only be made cosmetically.
The current Porsche Taycan has a lackluster range of 201 miles EPA but some say that shouldn’t matter. The base version of the Taycan starts at $103,000, has a 0-60 of 3.8 seconds, and a top speed of 155 mph. For $185,000 the Turbo S variant has a quicker 0-60 of 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 161 mph.
Porsche of course is owned by Volkswagen Group, a company who seemingly is taking the electric car transition seriously even after their dieselgate scandal. The conglomerate is responsible for some of the largest worldwide automakers such as Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, and of course, Volkswagen. Between all of its brands the automaker plans on selling 3 million electric cars annually by 2025 and 28 million all-electric cars sold by 2028. The auto group currently delivers over 11 million vehicles annually combined.
While ambitious it’s certainly possible given the rate of execution lately. It seems like every week we receive a new concept car from the company or more spy shots. Their first new mass produced and affordable electric car, the ID.3 has also seen some delays but comes expected for a company transitioning into a new market.