The Fate of the Porsche 718 Draws Near As Porsche’s Decision Makers Weigh Options
After news that the fabled Porsche 918 Successor is delayed until at least 2025 because the technology isn’t there yet, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Porsche is on the fence about pushing the 718 Cayman and Boxster into EV territory too. The good news is that we’ll know in the next few months, but the bad news is it will still be a while before it actually happens if it happens at all.
This Isn’t An All-Electric Porsche 356 A, But It’s Probably The Next Best Thing
Watt Electric Vehicles is not the most sonorous name in the EV industry but looking at its latest project, the company seems to have the potential to become a strong player in the EV restomod niche. The reason behind this statement is as cool as they come: a Porsche 356-inspired EV with a mid-mounted electric motor.
2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart
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.
Porsche’s Huge $83 Million Investment In Rimac Could Make For An Interesting Future
Porsche has raised its ownership stake in Rimac, going from owning a minority share of 15.5 percent to 24 percent. The deal cost Porsche €70 million, or around $83.2 million based on current exchange rates. This is the third time the German automaker has invested in its Croatian company. Back in 2018, Porsche secured a 10 percent minority stake in Rimac before that share grew to 15.5 percent in 2019. Other automakers have also bought into Rimac, specifically Hyundai and Kia. The two Korean brands invested €80 million, or around $95.1 million, as part of a technical partnership that would give birth to a pair of high-performance electric vehicles.
Porsche Could Build a Taycan Coupe, Convertible, and Sport Turismo
Porsche’s plans to build up the Taycan family could soon include a two-door, a convertible, and a low-slung version of the Cross Turismo. Company boss Stefan Weckbach revealed to Autocar that discussions are currently ongoing within Porsche to add body styles to the Taycan to complement the Taycan sports saloon and the Taycan Cross Turismo. No timetable has been set on when these models will arrive or whether they’re going to be green-lighted in the first place. Porsche has made clear its plans to have an 80 percent electric lineup by 2030.
The 2022 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Doubles Down on Practicality
Those looking for more practicality from their Taycan can now buy the Taycan Cross Turismo. In what was supposed to be a debut at the Geneva Motor Show (thanks, covid-19!), Porsche has released all we need to know about the wagon-ized version of the Taycan EV.
2021 Porsche Taycan Art Car
By introduces we mean presents, because this colorful Taycan is not part of Porsche’s lineup. Instead, the car will be auctioned through RM Sotheby’s between April 6 and April 13, with all the proceedings heading to the Suisseculturale Sociale non-profit organization which seeks to support the COVID-19 pandemic-struck art scene from Switzerland.
Drifting in a RWD Porsche Taycan? We’re Not So Sure
Ever since EVs have started popping up like mushrooms, a lot of car enthusiasts have deemed them unholy, soulless, and boring to drive. However, there’s another side to it, as demonstrated in this video from the channel Seen Through Glass. The channel is actually quite fun, since it showcases expensive cars and supercars in a more entertaining way, sometimes even using them not how they were intended. This gives us a chance to get answers to questions we never thought we’d be asking. For example, can an all-electric Porsche Taycan drift?
Porsche Continues Its Ridiculous Record Streak With the Taycan
Porsche has been in the habit of setting records recently, and it’s added another one to its name. Unbroken and unsurpassed since 2013, the Guinness World Record title for the fastest indoor land speed record has sat on the shelf of Tanner Foust, who clocked in a record speed of 86 mph back in 2013. That record has now gone by the wayside, thanks to Porsche and professional racer Leh Keen. Driving a Taycan Turbo S, Keen hit a top speed of 102.6 mph, eviscerating the previous record by more than 16 mph. As if owning the Guinness World Record for longest drift by an electric car — 210 laps — wasn’t enough, the record-breaking Taycan has another one in the bag.
This Electric Porsche 935 Moby Dick Is Going Into Production
The iconic Porsche 935, first unveiled in 1976, made a comeback in 2019, when the German carmaker built a modern version based on the 991-generation GT2 RS. Only 77 were built and sold like hot cakes. Come 2021 and Bisimoto Engineering is working on its own tribute to the iconic 935, this time around in all-electric format and a slightly more modern design. It’s called Moby X, a reference to the old 935/78 nicknamed Moby Dick for its longtail design.
Porsche Invents Another Pointless Record With the Taycan
Anything can be turned into a world record these days, and you don’t have to look far to see where that’s happening. Mercedes-Benz just reclaimed the fastest luxury car and fastest production car at the Nurburgring titles a few days ago. Last month, the SSC Tuatara wrestled the fastest car in the world title from the Koenigsegg Agera RS, albeit in a controversial fashion. There’s a world record for every automaker these days, including Porsche, which set the Guinness World record for longest drift by an electric car with the Taycan, going sideways for 26 straight miles with an average speed of 29 mph. Even with all these records popping up, it’s hard to deny that the achievement was impressive, especially when you consider that driver Dennis Retera had to sustain the drift for almost an hour.
Porsche’s Latest Advertising Gimmick for the Taycan is the Definition of Hypocrisy
Porsche is revving up to introduce the Taycan, its first all-electric vehicle, and its latest ad for the four-door includes some amazing footage of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure and building in the world. But is this a smart way to showcase an all-electric, green car? Considering that Burj Khalifa was built in Dubai, a place where most wealth comes mainly from oil?
New Spy Shots Confirm Porsche’s Secret Macan Project
A few years ago there were rumors that Porsche was working on a hybrid version of the Macan. With the first-gen crossover near the end of its life-cycle, it seems that the Germans are switching to an all-electric layout. The next-gen Macan was spotted testing on public roads, and even though it doesn’t look radically different, it has nothing in common with the old model under the skin.
Porsche Eyeballing a Panamera EV As a Larger Alternative to the Taycan
When the Taycan was unveiled, a lot of folks called it the electric Panamera because of how similar they both look. When the real-world reviews started pouring in, it was known the Taycan is smaller than Panamera in terms of dimensions. But, with electrification taking over every segment and every car, there was a big question surrounding the Panamera’s electric version and how it would slot with the Taycan in the lineup if a Panamera electric would even happen.
Speaking with GoAuto, Porsche’s Product Line Vice President, Thomas Friemuth, cleared some air on both these questions by saying that an electric Panamera is being considered, but also hinted that it won’t overlap the Taycan. Does this mean the electric Panamera will be the flagship e-model for Porsche?
Porsche’s Second Electric Car Delayed By At Least a Year
When we first saw the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept back in 2018, the expectation was set that it would launch in late 2020. Once the Porsche Taycan launched, and we knew Porsche had perfected its technology (if that’s what you would call less than 250 miles of range), we really expected the Cross Turismo to come quickly after, as expected in 2020. As it turns out, Porsche has been forced to delay the Cross Turismo, but according to Porsche, it’s not a casualty of the Pandemic.
Porsche Just One-Upped Tesla’s Cheetah Mode With the Taycan’s Launch Control
Porsche has updated the Taycan for the 2021 model year and announced a bunch of changes. The update includes new exterior shades, convenient charging, flexible convenience upgrades, a better head-up display, and so on. The most noteworthy change on the list, however, is the upgraded Launch Control. Launch Control has made the Taycan even quicker, and it takes the Taycan one step ahead against Tesla’s Cheetah Stance. How about that!
The Porsche Showdown You’ve Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S
It’s 2020 and Porsche has two incredible Turbo S models in showrooms. One is the 911 and the other one is the Taycan. They are entirely different cars. While the 911 Turbo Scomes with actual turbochargers, the Taycan is an all-electric car, so the "Turbo S" badge is there just to keep things familiar. But they are the range-topping versions of their respective lineups and both are impressively quick. Porsche’s official ratings put them on par from 0 to 60 mph at 2.6 seconds. But which car is quicker in a quarter-mile race? Let’s find out with CarWow, which recently put together a drag race between the two.
Pro Racer Reviews the 750-Horsepower Porsche Taycan Turbo S...Like a Pro
We’re going to see a lot of EV wars happening in the years to come, but for the moment, the Porsche Taycan takes the all-electric sports car cake.
In all honesty, we weren’t expecting any less from Porsche, a brand whose name and history are strongly tied to the world of motorsports. So, what happens when a professional race driver reviews the Taycan? The answer is a 15-minute video that will show you just how good the German super-sedan really is.
This Must-See Porsche Taycan Review Also Takes You on an Autobahn Cruise
The Porsche Taycan is an electric monster and sits right with the top guns when you talk about EVs. However, it has two major problems. The sky-high price and the laughable range.
Porsche recently said that it doesn’t consider Tesla as its rival. This sounded like a justification because it couldn’t match the latter’s battery range, but Porsche is right in some sense. But despite all this, there’s no denying that the Taycan is one heck of a performer. German YouTube channel Autogefühl managed to get its hands on the Taycan 4S and provided an in-depth review of the good, the bad, and the ugly. As a bonus, you even get to see it cruise on the Autobahn!
If You Think the Porsche Taycan’s Range Is Laughable Now, Just Wait Until the Cheaper Model Arrives
The Porsche Taycan has mainly been in the news for two reasons – the exorbitant price and the laughable range. In fact, Porsche recently said that it doesn’t consider Tesla as its rival. While this is true to an extent, it still sounded like a justification because it couldn’t match the latter’s battery range. Well, it looks like Porsche is going to get some heat for this as well. The company is coming up with a cheaper trim of the Taycan with a two-wheel-drive configuration and a ‘smaller battery’.