Porsche Taycan Caught on Video Lapping the Nurburgring

Sean Szymkowski
by Sean Szymkowski

Porsche’s first electric car is nearly ready for prime time, but ahead of a debut sometime next year, new video shows the car testing at the Nürburgring.

The Taycan, formerly called the Mission E, was caught on video lapping the famed German circuit still done up in plenty of cladding and camouflage. But, we can begin to see the electric car’s overall shape and some production cues peak through.

As for specs, one Taycan variant will produce at least 600-plus horsepower and boast a range of more than 300 miles on a charge. Porsche confirmed the specs last month and said drive will come from a permanent magnet synchronous motor at each axle. Mashing the accelerator will see the Taycan sprint from 0-62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds before reaching 124 mph in just 12.4 seconds.

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Porsche’s Taycan won’t only birth the brand’s electric-car era, but it will also usher in new charging technology. The electric car will incorporate 800-volt charging capability, which will juice the Taycan to an 80 percent charge in 15 minutes at applicable stations. Thinner cables in the 800-volt system also helped Porsche save weight when engineering the Taycan.

We should see Porsche’s electric car debut sometime next year before production and deliveries begin in late 2019. Check out the Taycan romp around the ‘Ring in the video.

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A version of this story originally appeared on Hybrid Cars.

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