Are the Porsche Mission E and the Porsche Taycan the Same Model?
Like many Porsche drivers, all of us at Rusnak/Pasadena Porsche have excitedly waited for the Porsche Taycan, the car-maker’s first commercial attempt at an all-electric vehicle. But the Taycan did not appear out of thin air, it stands on the shoulders of the Porsche Mission E. Which raises the question: are the Porsche Mission E and the Porsche Taycan the same thing? Short answer: yes. Our longer answer is below! Once you’ve read up on the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S, don’t forget to make a 2020 Porsche Taycan pre-order with Rusnak/Pasadena Porsche near Los Angeles!
The All-Electric Porsche Journey
Porsche announced the company’s intentions of creating a Porsche electric sports car back in 2015. The Porsche Mission E specs promised more than 600 hp (440 kW), a 310-mile battery range, 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. In September of 2018, the MIssion E was rebranded to the Porsche Taycan—”Taycan” is roughly translated as “lively young horse.” The Mission E was meant to be a concept at car shows, the Porsche Taycan was a commitment to get an electric sports car into Arcadia drivers’ hands. Excitement for the Taycan raised after the electric car amazed drivers around the world by completing the 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife test track in Germany in 7 minutes and 42 seconds—the fastest lap ever for a four-door electric vehicle.
Porsche Taycan Specs
Were the dreamed-up specs of of a Porsche electric car a pie-in-the-sky endeavor? Not at all. In fact, both configurations of the Porsche Taycan have surpassed them! Here are the impressive electric engine and performance specs of the Taycan:
- 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo
- Starting MSRP $150,900
- 460 kW, 616-hp engine
- 671 hp and 627 lb-ft in overboost mode
- 0-60 in 3 seconds
- 161 mph top track speed
- 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S
- Starting MSRP $185,000
- 560-kW, 617-hp engine
- 751 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque in overboost mode
- 0-60 in 2.6 seconds
- 161 mph top track speed
Porsche Taycan Turbo Charging Times
How long does it take to charge the Porsche Taycan? Here’s your answer:
- Charging the Porsche Taycan battery from 5 percent to 80 percent doesn’t take long at all:
- Fast Charger: 22 minutes and 30 seconds if you pre-condition the battery temperature
- Fast Charger (Not Preconditioned): 36 minutes
- 110-Volt Outlet: 11 hours
- You can expect both models to cover over 237 miles on a full battery charge.
Porsche Taycan Interior
Of course, the 4-door Porsche Taycan isn’t only a beast under the hood—the interior carries the high standards of Porsche luxury. Expect the Taycan interior to be of a similar quality and enginuity that’s on the 2020 Porsche 911, 2020 Porsche Macan, and upcoming 2020 Porsche 992—but with beefier technology. Some Taycan tech highlights:
- Full-screen navigation display
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
- The first push-button start in a Porsche.
Seat options include normal, comfort, and Sport. Similarly, you can choose from a normal and Sport steering wheel.
Reserve a Porsche Taycan at Rusnak/Pasadena Porsche
What’s the Porsche Taycan release date? Production of the Porsche Maycan has started, with the electric supercar hopefully getting in the hands of Glendale drivers by the end of 2019. If you have any questions about the Taycan, feel free to reach out. Also, the Rusnak/Pasadena Porsche finance center is here if you have any questions about financing or want to put down a Porsche Taycan deposit.