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Porsche Taycan production passes 100,000 cars


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Porsche is celebrating the production of 100,000 Taycan EVs at its main plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany.

It has taken the car-maker just over three years to achieve this milestone, with production starting in September 2019.

The 100,000th Taycan, destined for a customer in the United Kingdom, is a Turbo S variant painted in Neptune Blue.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is currently the flagship variant in the lineup, powered by a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup producing 560kW of power and 1050Nm of torque.

  • Porsche-Taycan-Turbo-S-18.jpegTaycan Turbo S

Porsche claims the Turbo S can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 2.8 seconds and flat out you’ll be doing 260km/h.

“We are very pleased to have reached this milestone in production history so quickly – despite the recent challenges posed by the semiconductor shortage and the volatile COVID situation,” said Porsche vice president model line Taycan Kevin Giek.

“With the Taycan, we have made a decidedly successful start in the electric age.”

The Porsche Taycan launched in Australia in early 2021 and there have been a total of 943 examples sold locally to date.

  • 2023-Porsche-Taycan-4-Cross-Turismo-12.jTaycan 4 Cross Turismo

At launch there were just three all-wheel drive variants available in the sedan body style locally – the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S.

Since then Porsche has introduced two wagon body styles to the range called the Taycan Cross Turismo and Taycan Sport Turismo, with the latter not offered locally.

The German carmaker has also introduced an entry-level rear-wheel drive variant called the Taycan, as well as the Taycan GTS which slots between the Taycan 4S and Taycan Turbo in the lineup.

In August this year Porsche reclaimed the lap record for electric production cars at the Nurburgring from a Tesla Model S Plaid with a Taycan Turbo S.

  • porsche-taycan-turbo-gt-prototype-spy-phSpied high-performance variant prototype
  • porsche-taycan-turbo-gt-prototype-spy-ph

It clocked a 7:33.350 lap around the Green Hell. The record-breaking car was fitted with a Performance kit by Porsche Tequipment which included 21-inch wheels with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, and an updated version of the car’s 4D Chassis Control system.

It’s unclear what Porsche has in store for the Taycan next. Our spy photographers recently captured what could be a new high-performance variant with a large rear wing and an aggressive front bumper.

They also snapped regular sedan and wagon variants with camouflage on the front and back, hinting at an impending mid-life update.

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