Can electric cars deliver the same feeling?

Porsche has released a video that explains just how to pronounce “Taycan,” and how that car will have the “soul” that other cars lack.

An Electric Car with a Soul?

One of the biggest arguments against electric cars from gearheads is that they lack the soul of an internal combustion engine

It’s pretty funny that Porsche claims the Taycan… ahem, the Mission E…. has a soul and that no other cars do. One of the biggest arguments against electric cars from gearheads is that they lack the soul of an internal combustion engine. So where does that leave us? Well, it goes to show that Porsche has probably done something pretty amazing with its first electric car if it’s going to push and advertise that it actually has the soul.

It’s a pretty hard subject to really touch base on. For me, the soul of a car is the engine. It can be tuned. It can have good days and bad days – just like each and every one of us. It’s even affected by the hot and cold. Electric cars just won’t have that because of the sheer nature of electric motors. They will always provide near instant torque, and outside of a very weird whining noise, there’s no real soundtrack either.

How to Pronounce the Taycan name and What Sets the Porsche Apart - Video
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Expect to see the Taycan debut sometime before the end of 2018.

With that said, I have to commend Porsche for trying so hard with the Mission E. After all; it has some pretty big shoes to fill and, while it will be an expensive car, it will eventually lead the way to electrification of the rest of Porsche’s lineup. One day, the 911 will be electric. There’s no beating around that bush or avoiding it. Now, if Porsche can manage to give all of its electric cars the same “soul” this video refers to, then the future might not be so bad after all.

As a refresher, the Mission E (Taycan) will deliver some incredible performance, with the promise of a sprint to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds or less. It should also be able to hit 124 mph in less than 12 seconds, all while managing to deliver 310 miles of range on a single charge. Lesser versions should also be on the table, but the range-topping model will debut first with the less-powerful models coming sometime after the big day. Expect to see the Taycan debut sometime before the end of 2018.

Further reading

2020 Porsche Mission E Exterior Spyshots
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Porsche Mission E.

2021 Porsche Mission E GTS Computer Renderings and Photoshop Exclusive Renderings Exterior
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Porsche Mission E GTS.

Porsche Finally Gives the Mission E a Production Name
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