The Porsche Mission E, now re-branded as the Porsche Taycan, has been spotted testing on the iconic Nürburgring testing track in Germany– and it looks awesome. The new star from Stuttgart sounds like a jet airplane as it flies around the track with its faux-exhaust pipes in tow!
Porsche has been touring the car around. And, more recently, have been taking it out onto public roads
to generate PR for more rigorous testing prior to the production launch in late 2019. The beast of a car hit the track in its new production-ready exterior, but with a front fascia that looks to be very much in process. With at least a year until it is expected to hit showrooms, that’s no surprise but we are very quickly approaching the pencils down period for the car, if it is to have a shot at making it to customers next year.
The Taycan electric vehicle platform is expected to be used as the foundation for other Volkswagen/Audi Group (VAG) vehicles, including the upcoming Audi eTron Quattro. That car is also expected to hit showroom floors in 2019.
Porsche has not released official pricing for the Taycan but sources indicate it will be in the $75,000 to $80,000 range, making it a direct competitor (price-wise, at least) for the Tesla Model S. It is expected to be released with all-wheel drive initially, with talks of later vehicles having the option for a rear-wheel drive build. The Taycan will also have 3 different power levels for buyers to choose from at 400 kW (536 hp), 500 kW (670 hp), and 600 kW (804 hp).
You can watch a “spy” video of the Porsche Taycan in testing, below, then let us know what you think of the new electric Porsche sports coupe in the comments section at the bottom of the page.