August 6, 2018 06:01 CET
Porsche has confirmed a few specs of the Taycan, its Tesla Model S fighter slated to go on sale next year.
The brand’s first full-electric sports car will pack more than 600 hp, according to Porsche. Two permanently synchronous motors put that power down through all four wheels.
As for range, the Taycan will aim for 500 km (310 miles) in the European cycle. When its lithium ion batteries need recharging, it will be able to take advantage of its fast-charging capability to soak up enough energy in 15 minutes to cover 400 km (248 miles).
The Taycan will be able to sprint from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds and pass 200 kph (124 mph) in less than 12 seconds.
Porsche is testing prototypes of the Taycan in extreme climates, with a team of around 40 specialists having assembled “three figures” worth of prototypes.
It plans to build about 20,000 Taycans a year, equivalent to two-thirds of the current sales figures for the 911.
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