Porsche Have Named Mission E as Taycan

Almost two years, Porsche announced that they’d be embarking on an electric car project, which they dubbed as Mission E. But, today, they’ve finally provided the project with a meaningful name – Taycan. According to the manufacturer, the name translates as “lively young horse”, which refers to the galloping steed in the Porsche logo.

When quizzed about the new name, Porsche Chairman Oliver Blume stated, “Our new electric sports car is strong and dependable; it’s a vehicle that can consistently cover long distances and that epitomizes freedom.”

Now, when it comes to performance, Porsche have stuck to their same high standards; the two electric motors will rack up a huge 600-BHP. Moreover, the Taycan will hit nought to 60 in “well under 3.5 seconds.” In terms of the battery output, Porsche have based their performance on the new European Driving Cycle, and should have a range of around 300 miles.

Sounds like a blast, huh?

If you’re interested in one of these, then expect it to launch some time in 2019. Before we leave you, let’s delve into some of the motivation behind the names for other Porsche vehicles… Boxster – a hybrid mix-up of their boxer engine and the roadster styling Cayman – a strong reference to the beautiful South American reptile Macan – derives from the Indonesian term that means “tiger” Cayenne – a clever denotation for fieriness Panamera – labelled after the Carrera Panamericana race 911 – Volkswagen’s spare part numbers was used as inspiration here