A couple of new sketches depicting the upcoming Porsche Taycan might have revealed what could very well be the closest look yet at the final design of the upcoming four-door all-electric sedan.
The latest drawings reportedly accompanied an insider email to Porsche employees, which was later shared with the TaycanForum.com community. Following is the email from Porsche, which was sent on 3/8/19.
“Our start to 2019 is charged with excitement. This is the year when the first all-electric Porsche will become a reality. The Taycan is certain to enthrall not only test drivers but also our customers with its performance. When it rolls off the production line and onto the roads, it will offer a true dynamic Porsche driving experience like every Porsche before it.
“Finishing work on the assembly line in Zuffenhausen is entering the final straight, and the expansion of charging infrastructure worldwide is advancing at a great pace. The historic main manufacturing center is being made fit for the automotive production of the future, as the outside world is preparing for a new standard in charging performance – typical of Porsche, the best in its class. All preparations are underway for a successful start for the Taycan.
“To keep you dreaming about the Taycan on public roads, we have also brought you the latest design sketch of the Taycan from the design studio in Weissach. As you can see, the rest of 2019 looks very exciting! We look forward to sharing these experiences together with you.”
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It’s difficult not to notice that the design outlined in the new sketches are refined and seemingly representative of a vehicle that’s all but ready for production. The iteration of the Taycan in the sketch is a bit different from the futuristic outline and curves of the Mission E sedan, as its lines are bolder and closer in appearance to Porsche’s production vehicles. The sketch also includes a rear that’s quite reminiscent of the new 911’s design.
Perhaps more interestingly, the new sketches also carry similarities with the Taycan test mules that have been spotted over the past months. The prototypes, which remain camouflaged, are bulkier than the Taycan in the drawings, but elements such as the front end of the two vehicles are rather similar. Thus, the new Taycan sketches actually strike a pretty good balance between the Mission E concept and the prototypes that have been spotted doing real-world tests.
The Porsche Taycan will be produced at the heart of the company, in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, Germany. The Taycan is expected to be manufactured right alongside the new 911, a vehicle that could only be described as an icon for the company. Porsche’s Zuffenhausen site is currently undergoing a massive change, with the company quite literally building a factory on top of an existing factory to prepare for the production of the first all-electric car and its derivative, the Taycan Cross Turismo. Teslarati is in attendance at Porsche’s Digital Workshop on Thursday in Stuggart and at Porsche’s annual press conference in its Zuffenhausen site on Friday.
The production version of the Porsche Taycan is expected to be unveiled this coming September.