Techart is cooking something special for the Taycan

Techart has been around since 1987 and quickly established itself as one of the go-to Porsche tuners. They had a particularly glamorous record between 2005 and 2012, giving us multiple visually-enhanced Porsche models, almost every year, throughout that period. Although their last project involved a mildly altered 991-generation 911, they came back full-force for this one. The new Taycan features many new elements, courtesy of the German tuner, and although it’s not over-the-top like something you’d expect from Mansory, it still is a significant upgrade over the already aggressive-looking super EV.

The Techart Treatment - An Agressive Balance In Progress

2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart Exterior
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Techart is all about giving Porsches a more aggressive look, but also retaining balance. Their treatment is definitely easier on the eyes than, let’s say, something from Mansory or Liberty Walk. This is especially true when we look at their latest project, based on the previous 911 Carrera. The only notable differences are the new wheels and exhaust tips. Just a year earlier, they made a completely new body kit for the Panamera, featuring a big wing, flared arches and chunkier spoilers, and side skirts.

Keep in mind that Techart’s treatment for the Taycan is still a work in progress, as the tuner is hard at work on a new aerodynamic body kit for the EV.

Because of this, it seems, they’ve also played it safe with the Taycan, only slightly touching certain elements that had room for improvement. Make no mistake, though, more is on the way.

2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart Exterior
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The front fascia features slightly a bigger more aggressive spoiler that sticks out a bit more than the stock one. Since the splitter is flush with the air vents, it gives the impression that they are actually bigger. Overall, the car’s front boasts a more menacing look, while retaining almost the same approach angle, as the standard Taycan.

The most notable difference on the side is the new wheel design. Techart has equipped the Taycan with new 22-inch “Formula VI” wheels, which can be fitted on all current variants of the Taycan. For now, the rear end seems to be identical to the original.

2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart Exterior
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As for what we can expect, we can refer to a previous Techart project – the 2011 Panamera Grand GT, which features a very true to the Techart studio body kit. Subtle but flared arches with chunkier side skirts, a lower front fascia with bigger vents, bigger side extractors, air outlets on the rear bumper flanks, along with a bigger diffuser and a fixed rear wing.

The best thing is that Techart develops its body kits in a wind tunnel, which means they are also functional.

Interior- Simple Refinement Goes A Long Way

2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart Interior
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The specialists from Techart have also touched the interior of the Taycan, giving it a more distinctive two-tone look.

The new bespoke black interior with lime accents and ambient lighting is certainly more in tune with the EV nature of the car.

What’s most eye-catching in the interior is the new texture that spans the entire length of the dash and upper door panels, which features what looks like decagons split in half and connected between each other for an uninterrupted pattern. The same pattern is featured on the steering wheel, which also has significant amounts of Alcantara on it. Techart has applied the same treatment to the Taycan’s seats, which now seem to feature Nappa leather and Alcantara in addition to the lime accents on the outlines.

Performance Enhancements Delayed But In Progress

2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart Exterior
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Techart is not just about visual enhancements. They also touch the performance of Porsche cars, which is usually quite impressive out the box. That said, due to the nature of electric powertrains, extracting extra power out of the Techart might take some time. The good thing is, we know it’s possible. Some Tesla owners have managed to crack the system and extract more “go” from their cars, so we are certain Techart will be able to do something similar for the Taycan and other future electric Porsche models.

Still, even the base rear-wheel-drive Taycan boasts over 460 horsepower (on overboost), with the top-of-the-line Turbo S making 761 horsepower and 774 pound-feet (1,050 Nm). The latter also does the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in just 2.8 seconds, on its way to 162 mph (260 km/h) top speed.

2020 Porsche Taycan specifications
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Porsche Taycan 4S Porsche Taycan 4S Performance Plus
Electric motors power 616 horsepower (670 horsepower with overboost) 616 horsepower (750 horsepower with overboost) 530 horsepower 571 horsepower
Battery 93 kWh 93 kWh 79.2 kWh 93.4 kWh
0-60 mph 3 seconds 2.6 seconds 4.0 seconds 4.0 seconds
Top Speed 161 mph 161 mph 155 mph 155 mph

Conclusion

2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart Exterior
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Techart is back and is hard at work giving the Taycan a more aggressive look. Although their kit for the German super EV is still in development, we are certain that Techart will pull off something truly amazing, just like they’ve done in the past for all internal combustion engine Porsche cars. What’s even better is that, in addition to having decades of experience, their body kits are also functional and aimed at improving aerodynamics. Moreover, they made the first-generation Panamera look good (or less ugly, at least), so we can expect some great results when the Taycan treatment is finished.

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Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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