Porsche Taycan Exceeds Expectations, Scores 30,000 Reservations

The Taycan is more popular than Porsche expected it to be as, so far, 30,000 customers expressed their interest in purchasing it in Europe.

Quoting information from Handelsblatt, Reuters reports that each customer made a down payment of €2,500 ($2,780). Furthermore, one-third of them have placed a firm order, according to CEO Oliver Blume, who admitted that the electric sedan has indeed exceeded the automaker’s expectations.

Read: Porsche Says Tesla Owners Are Flocking To The Taycan

The Taycan is on its way to dealerships on our side of the pond as well, and will eventually launch in other markets shortly afterwards. Thus, the waiting list for a new Taycan could span over a couple of years, as the auto firm plans to deliver 20,000 units in 2020. Nonetheless, production at the Stuttgart plant could be boosted after next year in order to better keep up with demand.

A rival to the likes of the Tesla Model S, the Taycan retains the Porsche DNA, although with a 21st century twist. In its most agile form, the Turbo S, the electric powertrain produces a supercar-rivalling 761 PS (750 hp / 560 kW) and 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) of torque with the Overboost function enabled. It can do the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in just 2.8 seconds and the 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 9.8 seconds while, where the legislation and road allows it, it can keep going all the way up to 260 km/h (162 mph).

With the battery fully charged, the Taycan Turbo S has a range of 412 km (256 miles) in the WLTP test cycle. Charging the 93.4 kWh pack up to 80 percent can take as little as 22.5 minutes with a 270 kW charger.

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