Porsche is developing the next generation Taycan

Porsche is developing the next generation Taycan

In February, Porsche introduced the updated Taycan with more power, longer range, better performance, better stability and faster charging. Now comes word that the Stuttgart-based company is developing the next-generation Taycan.

“We ushered in a new era of e-mobility with the Taycan at the end of 2019. It immediately proved to be a turning point and a leader of innovation in the e-vehicle segment. Now we continue this success story with the extensively updated Taycan. The model line has reached new heights in terms of performance, with exceptional dynamics. At the same time, we have managed to significantly improve efficiency, range, everyday usability and comfort,” said Kevin Giek, Vice President of Model Line Taycan.

The new Taycan will be offered in three versions (Taycan, Taycan Cross Turismo and Taycan Sport Turismo) and all of them come with many modifications, four powertrain options as well as rear or all-wheel drive options. The Sport Chrono package with the push-to-pass function brings a power increase of up to 70kW in a period of 10 seconds, depending on the model. This means 60 kW more than before for the standard Taycan, or 140 kW more for the Taycan Turbo S with Launch Control. The range has also been increased by 175 kilometers, to a maximum of 678 km.

In an interview with CarSales, Taycan Manager of Charging and Energy Systems, Sarah Razavi, confirmed that the new Taycan is already in development, and said that it will not be built on the J1 platform. Although not confirmed, this could mean that the new generation will use the SSP Sport platform. Razavi also said that the goal is a longer range, and the J1 platform has limitations, so it is not able to provide it. This means a bigger battery which will be a big task for the engineers to maintain the current weight of the vehicle.

Also, last month porsche presented its most powerful production car ever, the Porsche Taycan Turbo GT, which embodies its track-oriented character with a redesigned body kit. It will be offered in six colors including the new Pale Blue Metallic and Sky Purple Metallic. Customers have the option to further customize the car with decals through the optional paint-to-sample program, offered by the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur department.

When it comes to the powertrain, the Taycan Turbo GT is powered by two electric motors, one on each axle, with a total power of 789 hp (580 kW) and 988 lb-ft (1,340 Nm) of torque. Thanks to Launch Control, the power increases to 1,033 hp (760 kW) or to 1,108 hp (815 kW) for two seconds. That’s quite enough to propel the car from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.2 seconds (2.1 with the optional Weissach package), 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.6 seconds (6.4 Weissach package) with a top speed of 306 km/h (190 mph).

Source: Porsche, CarSales