100,000th Porsche Taycan rolls off production line and heads to the UK
On 7th November, the 100,000th Taycan rolled off the Porsche production line. The milestone car left the assembly plant little more than three years after Taycan production commenced in Zuffenhausen. The historically significant right-hand drive Taycan Turbo S is finished in Neptune Blue paintwork and is destined for a Porsche customer in the United Kingdom. “We are very pleased to have reached this milestone in production history so quickly, despite the recent challenges posed by the global semiconductor shortage and the still-volatile Covid situation,” says Kevin Giek, Vice President of Taycan Model Line. “With the Taycan, we have made a decidedly successful start in the electric age.”
The top three individual markets for the allelectric sports car are currently the United States, China and the UK/Republic of Ireland. The model is now available in three body styles: the Taycan sports sedan, Taycan Cross Turismo and Taycan Sport Turismo. In each case, up to five motor options are coupled with rear- or all-wheel drive. Range of 319 miles (WLTP) makes the Taycan 4S the model variant with the longest range, while the Taycan Turbo S is the current holder of the fastest production electric car record, achieved with a lap time of seven minutes and thirty-three seconds around (where else?!) the Nürburgring Nordschleife. A great achievement, but it is not only in production that the Taycan has quickly reached the 100,000 mark. This is a magic number in terms of mileage, too, with many owners having already covered far more than 100,000 kilometres in the electric sports car. Jean-Hubert Revolon has already driven more than 188,119 kilometres in his Taycan 4S since mid-August 2020. The logistics entrepreneur lives in the Lyon area of France and has already driven his Porsche in almost all of the nation’s neighbouring EU countries, covering daily distances of up to 1,200km.
His reasons for buying a Taycan? Its design and “the technical innovations, which are good for the environment, as well as my budget,” he says, referencing the Taycan’s low running costs. Other strengths, in his opinion, are the car’s performance and suspension, which offer “fiendishly good grip and maximum agility, something only the wizards at Porsche can manage.” Moreover, the 43-year-old says none of his many cars have ever been as reliable as his Taycan 4S. Only one suspension sensor has needed to be replaced so far.
Guillaume Takvorian is another of the kilometre kings. The pharmacist from Marseille acquired the Volcano Grey sports sedan on a whim in June 2020. “Porsche Toulon had just taken delivery of a Taycan. After a test drive, I immediately decided on this model,” he smiles. On business, he drives the Taycan 4S mainly in the south of France. “My longest drive was from Marseille to Megève in the Savoy Alps. The 440-kilometre journey was uphill all the way, which of course increases power consumption. I stopped off at Porsche Grenoble and replenished the batteries free of charge,” he recalls. Apart from a noisy fan wheel, which was replaced under warranty, he’s had no problems to speak of, despite covering more than 113,977km. “The Taycan is an innovator,” says Albrecht Reimold, Member of Porsche’s Executive Board for Production. “Since the start of production in 2019, we have been manufacturing the Taycan in a completely carbon-neutral manner. This now applies to the production of all sports cars at our plants in Zuffenhausen and Leipzig, bringing us another step closer to our vision of a ‘zero impact’ factory — smart, green and lean.”
FIENDISHLY GOOD GRIP AND MAXIMUM AGILITY, SOMETHING ONLY PORSCHE CAN MANAGE