Porsche Unveil The Official Name Of Their Tesla Killer

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The name Taycan is roughly translated as "lively young horse", which references the heart of the Porsche crest featuring its iconic leaping steed since 1952.

THE first purely electric Porsche, the "Mission E" now known as the "Taycan" is set for production beginning of next year, according to a press statement from the German sports carmaker.

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.

The Porsche Taycan will also offer a consistent level of power that is unprecedented among electric vehicles: multiple launches in a row will be possible without a loss in performance, and the vehicle's maximum range will be over 300 miles as measured in accordance with the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

The Porsche Taycan will sit below the Porsche Panamera in the range, with prices starting around £60-70,000. Investments are also planned for the Weissach Development Center.

The Porsche 911 Speedster badge was first used in in 1988, while it was last used on the 997 911 Speedster, of which only 356 units were built.

Inside you get carbon fibre bucket seats and leather, but you'll have to make do without Sat Nav, and sort of sound system and even Air Con.

Other retro touches include a central fuel tank cap in the middle of the front bonnet, Talbot-shaped exterior mirrors and a unique headlight design.

Underneath, it's all cutting edge 21st century knowhow.

The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept has been revealed as a GT3 with a Speedster body based on the Carrera 4 Cabriolet. The vehicle is basically a GT3 with its roof chopped off and with styling elements that honor the open top version of the legendary 356 Speedster. The 21-inch wheels have contrasting clover-leaf details and it's the first time the wheels have been paired with centre locks.

The GT developers also contributed the exhaust system, which has titanium tailpipes.

It's mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

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