We’ve just spotted Porsche’s most important testing prototype at the moment. In case you haven’t figure out, the automaker works on the production version of its Mission E concept – an all-electric sports car. The production model will reportedly be introduced sometime this year and will be named the 2020 Porsche Taycan.
The prototype of the 2020 Taycan reveals several interesting details. First of all, we have to say that the exhausts are not for real in the back. No, the automaker wants to trick us with the quartet of pipes, but that didn’t pass of course. The testing model reveals its charging port at the car’s right side, as well as pop-up door handles that have been borrowed from the new 911. The amazing vehicle rides on large wheels that look familiar too. Yes, in case we are not wrong, some Panamera trims host these rims. The alloys are fitted with massive brakes and yellow caliper that appear to be capable enough to do the braking job properly.
Although it was quite expected to see the electric car sitting on VW’s new MEB platform developed for EVs only, this is not going to be the case. No, Porsche has something different in mind. They’ve managed to develop their own dedicated electric car platform, so-called J1 architecture, and that’s crucial for the 2020 Porsche Taycan.
By riding on it, the hot EV gets rear-biased handling characteristic, yet all-wheel steering, torque vectoring, and a two-speed automatic gearbox for high-speed performance. Compared to the awesome Porsche 911 the 2020 Taycan gets lower center gravity.
Porsche will hook the Taycan to an amazing powertrain. The electric sports car will be using a 600-hp system that will reportedly enable a 0-62 mph sprint in just 3.5 seconds. On the other hand, a 0-122 mph speed up time will be under 12 seconds. The top performer should be able to travel before plugged around 300 miles. But when the car squeezes off the last spark form its battery it will need only 15 minutes to recover around 80 percent of the system. How come? Well, it will be plugged to a new 800-volt charging system.
The automaker will introduce an entry-level model as well. The car will have less power and shorter drive-range, but it will cost around $85K. The topping 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo will be priced at around $130,000.