Porsche's upcoming EV fighter is proving to be a show-stopper it seems. Even though it has yet to be fully revealed this September, the Stuttgart-based automaker has revealed that more than 20,000 people around the world have already shown interest in getting one.
That's right, that is the number of people that have joined Porsche's long list of prospective buyers for the Taycan EV. With those kind of figures, Porsche actually had to adjust their projected annual production rate of the Taycan which currently stands at 20,000.
“The overwhelming interest in the Taycan shows us that our customers and fans are just as excited about the first Porsche electric athlete as we are – and we’ve therefore increased our production capacities,” said Detev von Platen, member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porche AG.
Set to produce over 600 PS thanks to a pair of electric motors that power each axle, Porsche claims that the Taycan can sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in well-under 3.5 seconds. 0 – 200 km/h, on the other hand, can be achieved in as little as 12 seconds. Official torque output has yet to revealed but given the massive pulling power electric motors make, we're expecting the Taycan to crank out over 1,000 Nm or more.
Besides having supercar-like power and speed, Porsche also mentioned that the Taycan will have over 500 km of range when it hits production based on the New Europen Driving Cycle (NEDC). But thanks to its 800 volt fast-charging system, the Taycan can have a range of 100 km after just four minutes of recharge.
When officially unveiled this September, the Porsche Taycan will go head-to-head with the likes of the Tesla Model S.