Porsche’s answer to the likes of Tesla’s electric cars is soon to arrive in the form of Taycan. While the all-electric car has been consistently appearing in the news, recent spy shots have given us a glimpse of its Sport Turismo version.
From the looks of it, the Taycan Sport Turismo has faithfully inherited a majority of design cues from the Mission E Cross Turismo that was showcased at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. There is relatively little camouflage on the model that was spotted by Autoblog.
From the looks of it, the Taycan Sport Turismo has faithfully inherited a majority of design cues from the Mission E Cross Turismo.
The two lower air intakes appear to have flaps that can be opened or closed. This is likely to improve airflow at certain speeds. The sensors for radar cruise control are placed in the centre, similar to the new 2020 Porsche 911. Laterally, the car largely resembles the Panamera Sport Turismo. However, the biggest difference is the charging port on the front left fender. For the test mule, Porsche has added exhaust tips which we assume is to deceive any observant viewers.
Porsche is aiming to hit the bullseye with the Taycan that is expected to serve as a curtain raiser for the brand’s plans in the future. Ahead of this, in a tweet that was posted by automotive journalist Alex Roy, Porsche confirmed that the performance variant of the Taycan will be called as Turbo. According to the representative, the car is set to reach us by next year and will be available in three models: Taycan, Taycan 4s, and Taycan Turbo.
For the test mule, Porsche has added exhaust tips which we assume is to deceive any observant viewers.
If the name hints at a gas-powered iteration in the electric car’s line-up, we can expect the Taycan to be the base model, the 4S to be an all-wheel-drive model with more power and the Turbo to sport an AWD along with a significant bump in power output. Of course, the electric Taycan won’t actually have turbos but is expected to have plenty of additional power on tap.