It’s a true glimpse into the future as the Porsche Taycan is set to overtake its iconic ICE sister, the 911. Sales figures show Porsche’s first fully electric supercar is on track to become a better-selling model than the 911. As people are starting to become more aware of the drastic eco-friendly measures that need to be taken, sales of the newly desirable Taycan accelerated sharply in the first quarter of 2021.
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In the first quarter of 2021, Porsche has already delivered 9,072 Taycans, versus 9,133 911 models sold to new customers. With the Taycan closing in fast, Porsche’s Chief of Sales, Detlev Von Platen, commented, “We can look back on a very positive year”, – you don’t say!
With an impressive performance CV, the higher-spec Turbo S model boasts 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds, with a 93.4kW battery producing 625 horsepower and 1,050 Nm of torque – the Taycan is a tempting purchase, even to the most passionate petrol-heads, sure to provide an adrenaline pumped ride.
The Taycan starts at £70,690 for the base model, rising to £139,910 for the higher-spec, higher performance model – the Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo, and delivers an impressive 260-308 miles of range (depending how you drive it of course).
So far, the Taycan is unrivalled, but with Tesla on their way to releasing the Roadster, (which you can reserve now) it won’t be long until they join the game. With Tesla claiming the Roadster to be “the quickest car in the world, and record-setting acceleration”, it will offer a range of 620 miles and 0-60mph in 1.9seconds! We wouldn’t expect anything less from Mr Musk and can’t wait to see how this drives compared to the Taycan.
With big brands like BMW promising 25 new electric models by 2023, 12 of which will be fully electric – people are more motivated than ever to buy an electric car.
BMW are also expecting their i4 to come out this year which, according to Pieter Nota (Board member of BMW Group), is going to be “from a performance perspective, not very far away from the M4, very high powered, and the ultimate compact sports car”. – Sounds exciting! He also hints at a enhanced M8, saying “something cool will be coming soon”. Not to mention the futuristic-looking BMW Vision M Next Concept car – we will this visionary supercar be an example of what’s to come?
Back to the Taycan, the premium market in China is thriving from it – being the strongest mobility sales market for Porsche (and most car companies), sales are up by 56% against this time last year! In fact, Continental’s mobility study conducted in 2020, found that 86% of people in China want an electric vehicle – and with a vehicle population increasing in the last decades, (standing at 281 million as of the end of 2019), the world’s journey to electrification is well under way.
So it seems that the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic isn’t stopping Porsche’s success, with Porsche confirming that they delivered just over 20,000 Taycan electric cars in 2020.