The Porsche Taycan – the production name for the electric Mission E – has been caught on video testing, complete with a set of exhaust pipes.
Last month we learned that the electric Porsche we’ve got used to calling the Porsche Mission E will actually be the Porsche Taycan when it launches. We’ll get used to it.
The debut of the Porsche Taycan in production guise is still probably at least six months away (the Geneva Motor Show in 2019 seems favourite at the moment) so Porsche are still out shaking down the Taycan, and we have video of it on the Nurburgring and on street (below).
The Taycan offers much promise with its choice of power outputs and battery packs looking set to offer at least three Taycan variants, with the range-topping Taycan set to come with more than 600bhp and a 0-62mph time of around 3.5 seconds. And you’ll be able to recharge it in just minutes too.
There is no question that the Taycan will be offered only as an electric Porsche, but for some reason the Taycan running around in the video is still sporting a set of exhaust pipes at the back, just as it did in the video of Mark Webber driving the Taycan from a couple of months ago.
We don’t know if Porsche are trying to kid us all, or just can’t bring themselves to build a car without a set of stylised pipes sticking out of the back.
No doubt, when the Taycan finally arrives in production guise, we’ll find out.