Speedster Concept harks back to 1948 original

The first purely electric Porsche the ‘Mission E’ is now known as the ‘Taycan

Porsche announced the name as part of the "70 years of sports cars" ceremony.

On that note, Porsche is aiming for a range of over 500km between charges, and there are some serious performance claims too. The vehicle will feature two permanently synchronous motors (PSM) that provides a total system output of over 600 PS (590 hp or 440 kW).

Porsche said it plans to double its investment in hybrid and fully electric vehicles to more than Euro 6 billion by 2022 as parent Volkswagen seeks to overcome an emissions-cheating scandal and tap into growing demand for greener transportation. Of that sum, 500 million euros will be directed to the development of Taycan variants and derivatives, around one billion euro for electrification of the existing product range, a few hundred million for the expansion of production sites, and around 700 million euro for new technologies and charging infrastructure.

To prepare for the arrival of the Porsche Taycan, Porsche has set aside a dedicated assembly for the EV model at the Stuttgart-Zuddenhausen headquarters. The existing engine plant is being expanded to manufacture electric motors, and a new body shop will also be developed.

When creating the Mission E show auto, Porsche drew from experience gained during development of its Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid race vehicle.

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The Speedster Concept's development was handled by Porsche Motorsport in Weissach.

Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Porsche says the bodywork of this concept is drawn from that of the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, though carbon fibre and a mix of silver and white paint, plus 1950s styling brings together old and new. The corresponding app and the Porsche navigation system direct the customer to the selected charging pedestal.

At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date. The brand's first EV will feature 800V charging technology that is meant to future-proof the auto for several years after it hits the market.

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