"Our new electric sports auto is strong and dependable; it's a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomises freedom", explained Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.
Whilst Porsche didn't say which of the two would be named Taycan, it's safe to assume (see below) that the sports vehicle model will receive the name as it's slated to begin production next year.
His comments suggest that Porsche is planning the Taycan as a line-up of models with differing performance levels similar to the strategy undertaken with its current 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne ranges. The Speedster is one of those legendary rides in the Porsche fleet, and today we get a look at a new Speedster concept.
Porsche said it plans to double its investment in hybrid and fully electric vehicles to more than Euro 6 billion by 2022 as parent Volkswagen seeks to overcome an emissions-cheating scandal and tap into growing demand for greener transportation.
The Porsche Taycan is set to begin production in 2019, and will go up against other pure electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model S. Furthermore, expect other variants and derivatives of the Taycan to be produced in the future as Porsche has invested Euro 500 million into the model name. The existing engine plant is being expanded to manufacture electric motors, and a new body shop will also be developed.
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Nods to Porsche history include a centre fuel filler, "Talbot" mirrors, "taped" headlights, silver white paint job and low fly line, influenced by the original 356 1500 Speedster which started the Speedster lineage.
Production of the Taycan is expected to commence in 2019.
Founded by Ferdinand Porsche in Stuttgart, Germany, Porsche has grown to become one of the world's most renowned luxury sports vehicle manufacturers.
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