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Old 06-08-18, 02:03 PM
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Porsche Mission E's official name: 'Taycan'

It means "lively young horse"



Porsche has been using the Mission E codename quite publicly for a couple years now, since the concept's first debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015. Now, as we get closer to the launch of the production version of the electric sports car next year, Porsche is ready to let us get used to the car'sactual name. Today, the German automaker has announced that the Mission E will be sold as the Porsche Taycan.

The origin of the name can be seen in the Porsche crest, which features a leaping horse borrowed from the city of Stuttgart's coat of arms. The name "Taycan," Porsche says, translates to "lively young horse." It's an apt title for the freshest model in Porsche's stable. "Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable, said Porsche Chairman Oliver Blume. "It's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom."

In addition to naming and dealer preparations, Porsche is undergoing expansion in order to build the ****Taycan. Porsche is setting aside a dedicated assembly for the EV at its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen headquarters, as well as a new paint shop and a conveyor bridge to move the painted bodies and drive units to final assembly. The engine plant there is expanding to house electric motor production, and Porsche is planning a new body shop. The Taycan will be responsible for 1,200 new jobs in Zuffenhausen, and Porsche plans to invest more at its Weissach Development Center.

That investment is part of a larger plan to spend more than 6 billion (about $7.1 billion) in electrification by 2020. 500 million ($589 million) of that will be dedicated to other variants and derivatives of the Taycan. 1 billion ($1.2 billion) will go toward electrifying current products, while 700 million ($824 million) will go toward "new technologies, charging infrastructure, and smart mobility." Another several hundred million will go toward expanding production facilities.

Porsche says the Taycan will do 0-60 miles per hour in "well under" 3.5 seconds, thanks to two motors providing more than 600 horsepower. It'll offer a driving range of over 300 miles, at least on the generous European driving cycle.
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I'm sure the car is going to be spectacular, but's that's one absolutely terrible name they've given it....!

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very sleek looking i like it how much do you think this will cost?
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I for one love the name Taycan. It has heritage to the Porsche name and shield. Not to mention flows somewhat with recent models like Macan and Cayman
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can you say tesla-slayer?
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
can you say tesla-slayer?
Porsche Teslayer
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I wonder why it still has a transmission tunnel? guessing this is just a panamara reskin and not a new model.
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
can you say tesla-slayer?
Wasn't it announced to have MUCH less power output than the top of the line Model S? Not sure how it will be a Tesla slayer. Better range, but not acceleration based on what I've been reading.
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So now we know it will be called Taycan. All we need now is for the car to actually go on sale and all our questions will be answered.
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chevy's got a new model coming out called the beercan.
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Originally Posted by 97-SC300 View Post
Wasn't it announced to have MUCH less power output than the top of the line Model S? Not sure how it will be a Tesla slayer. Better range, but not acceleration based on what I've been reading.
It's not always about performance. 'Slayer' can also mean the Taycan beats the Model S in sales numbers potentially. Don't underestimate the power of a badge. If I tell someone they can have a Tesla or Porsche for free, the majority will choose the latter. Once Porsche, Benz, BMW etc.. start rolling out their 100K+ EV sedans, Tesla is going to have a serious issue on their hands. The interior quality is already subject to scrutiny, now add storied names plates in the mix and Tesla's future is a bit more bleak. Personally I see them closing up shop on their 'Vehicles' in a few years and becoming solely an energy company that provides batteries for the big car companies. Cheers to the Taycan!
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
chevy's got a new model coming out called the beercan.
Sounds like a new flex fuel / biofuel vehicle, with the fuel carried in kegs.
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Originally Posted by Sulu View Post
Sounds like a new flex fuel / biofuel vehicle, with the fuel carried in kegs.
ha.

well might as well keep going...

ford's new model will be the tincan

fiat's new model will be the brocan

toyota's new model... notboringcan
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Originally Posted by Hoovey2411 View Post
It's not always about performance. 'Slayer' can also mean the Taycan beats the Model S in sales numbers potentially. Don't underestimate the power of a badge. If I tell someone they can have a Tesla or Porsche for free, the majority will choose the latter. Once Porsche, Benz, BMW etc.. start rolling out their 100K+ EV sedans, Tesla is going to have a serious issue on their hands. The interior quality is already subject to scrutiny, now add storied names plates in the mix and Tesla's future is a bit more bleak. Personally I see them closing up shop on their 'Vehicles' in a few years and becoming solely an energy company that provides batteries for the big car companies. Cheers to the Taycan!
Totally disagree.

Tesla is very unique as its not a typical car brand.
It has incredible brand name for techies, green people and young people.

Most Green people will never consider a Porsche because they are owned by VW and the whole dieselgate plus that most of their lineup has gas engines. For techies, Tesla Multimedia system is way more advanced than other brands.

I was at Tesla store in Meatpacking yesterday and there was bunch of ppl there.
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Originally Posted by 97-SC300 View Post
Wasn't it announced to have MUCH less power output than the top of the line Model S? Not sure how it will be a Tesla slayer. Better range, but not acceleration based on what I've been reading.
So, yesterday I drove a Model X P100D as well as a Model 3 with the extended-range battery. I'd say there's a decent amount of room between those in terms of acceleration performance where most people would be more than happy with a Porsche accelerating that fast. I mean the X basically gave eveyone in the car whiplash it was so quick. But, the 3 was quick, too. Besides, what I took away from driving those all-electrics was more that they are smooth and quiet, not necessarily sporty. I'm sure Porsche can sell a Taycan just by checking those boxes, combined with the Porsche name.
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