Porsche has brought to Shanghai a late prototype of its first production electric vehicle Taycan. Demonstration races slightly camouflaged car will take place at the site of the Porsche Experience Center, and then he will visit the events in the US and the UK.
The electric car has already experienced Li Chao is a Chinese racing driver, who competes in touring car championship Asian Carrera Cup.
“Suspension of the new Taycan offers many opportunities and provides both the precision control characteristic of a sports car and the comfort on long journeys inherent in the sedan. Thus the crucial role played by lower center of gravity and control system of the rear wheels, – said Li Chao. – Taycan very clearly cornering and holds the road”.
Porsche Taycan will complement two electric motors (one for the front and rear axle), similar to those used on the hybrid sports prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid. Units, the total output of which is 600 HP, will work together with the onboard 800-volt system.
Taycan Porsche is able to accelerate from standstill to first “hundred” in less than 3.5 seconds. and acceleration from zero to 200 km/h requires no more than 12 seconds. Top speed exceeds 250 km per hour.
This weekend the prototype of the Porsche Taycan under the management of former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber will take part in the competitions in climbing the hill at the Festival of speed in the British Goodwood. Then the car will appear in new York at the last stage of the championship in electric cars Formula E. the Premiere of the production car will take place in September at the Frankfurt motor show.