Nothing has intrigued the automotive world more than the notion of an electric Porsche. History repeats itself in that Ferdinand Porsche’s first car was the Lohner-Porsche electromobile in 1900. Twelve decades later, their new electric supercar is poised to change the world. In a press release yesterday, they celebrate that the Porsche Taycan was driven by Mark Webber at Goodwood. With an extensive Formula 1 career under his belt, he said “The Taycan’s power delivery is awesome”.
You might remember back to 2017 when he was chosen to send the Porsche 911 GT2 RS up the historic hill. We know that car is fast, and he said “I took part in this event in a Porsche 911 GT2 RS two years ago, so I already knew that it all comes down to power and traction. But, even for a thoroughbred racing driver like me, it is amazing how the Taycan – even though it’s still a prototype – accelerates off the start and out of the corners.”
Goodwood is the 2nd of the Taycan’s Triple Demo Run. With a goal of three continents in three weeks, the first run took place in Shanghai last week. It will culminate at the Formula E Championship, July 13-14th in NYC. It will use a 90 kWh battery to send 800 volts to all corners. This equated to 596 horsepower at all wheels, and torque that overpowers conventional dynos. It will truly change the market for luxury electric cars, so stay with us for all your Porsche news.