In a breathtaking display of endurance and innovation, the latest version of the all-electric Taycan sports car is currently zooming through its final, rigorous tests before its grand market debut in spring 2024.
This electric marvel isn’t just cruising around the block; it’s clocking up a whopping 3.6 million test kilometers across the globe. From the blistering +53°C heat of California’s Death Valley to the bone-chilling -41°C of the Finnish Arctic, the Taycan’s new models – the sleek sports sedan, adventurous Cross Turismo, and the stylish Sport Turismo – are proving their mettle in every climate imaginable.
“Faster, higher, further,” says Kevin Giek, Model Line Vice President, as he describes the upgraded Taycan’s journey. From early computer simulations to real-world road tests, this electric beast is outpacing its predecessor in nearly every category. The extensive overhaul is so significant that it’s almost like testing a brand-new model, according to Giek. And it’s not just one model undergoing these Herculean tests; all three body variants are getting revamped with impressive features.
The Taycan’s frigid trials near the Arctic Circle weren’t just for show; they halved charging times in the cold and showcased exceptional handling on ice and snow. Meanwhile, in the scorching depths of Death Valley, the Taycan faced the opposite extreme, ensuring its battery and thermal systems can take the heat.
For Porsche, treating their electric cars like their combustion-engine counterparts is non-negotiable, asserts Florian Stahl, Head of Taycan Testing. He stresses that top-notch performance and reliability in all climates are key. When this upgraded Taycan hits the market, it will be a product of extreme testing across 17 countries, enduring temperatures from the frosty -41°C to a sizzling +53°C.