Porsche: Taycan News

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Porsche is currently testing prototypes of the Taycan in extreme climates, with a team of around 40 specialists having assembled "three figures" worth of prototypes.
If it doesn't work in extreme climates, will they rename it the Taycan't?
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Predictably, Porsche won’t create an entirely separate trim level naming system for its upcoming Taycan. You’re going to see a base version bearing just the Taycan badge and a 4S version with all-wheel drive -- both of which you’ll find in Porsche’s 911 model mixup.

The surprise comes at the Taycan’s top level, which, as Alex Roy from The Drive discovered, will sport a Turbo badge. Roy caught wind of this from a Porsche representative after signing up to the website that handles deposits for the all-electric Porsche. The idea that Porsche will carry over the Turbo trim to the turbocharger-less Taycan might seem silly at first, but it’s not as much of a stretch when you start to think about the rest of Porsche’s lineup.With the shift toward turbocharged base models, the Turbo name has moved away from showing the world that you’ve got a force-fed flat-six in the back of your 911 instead of the less potent naturally aspirated version. Now, it represents the top-of-the-line Porsche, save for the GT3 and GT2 spec machines.

We’ll see how it shakes out as the Taycan starts hitting the street, but right now, we’re not too discouraged by the seemingly left-field nomenclature. We’re also sure that there will be more than three models of Taycan if the latest Porsche follows the path of the rest of Porsche products.

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