Porsche Taycan completes final test prior to world debut

The all-new, all-electric Porsche Taycan is preparing for its world premiere on 4 September with a 24-hour test at the Nardo high speed test in Italy. This final test of the Taycan covered 3,425 kilometers.

The total distance covered is roughly a run from the south of Italy to the top most of Norway’s city of Trondheim. The average speed was between 195 –  215 km/h, with peak temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius and a track temperature of up to 54 degrees Celsius. The test was carried out without interruptions, as the prototype Taycan merely had to pause for quick charging stops and driver changes.

Everyone knows that the Taycan is Porsche’s first fully electric production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts. This technology helped the 919 Hybrid win the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in a row and is now making the leap into series production. The 800-volt technology enables consistently high performance, reduces the charging time and decreases the weight and the packaging space of the cabling. During the test, the charging stations were provided by Porsche Engineering.

The Taycan’s sophisticated thermal management also proved itself during the test. Effective thermal management prevents potential power losses due to excessive heat generation and ensures that the optimum temperature for the most efficient charging process has been reached when the vehicle arrives at a charging station.

The new Porsche Taycan has the endurance and at the same time, able to unleash its full power frequently in short spurts. At the end of July, a pre-series vehicle accelerated from 0 to 200 km/h no less than 26 successive times at an airfield. The average acceleration figure from the timed runs was under 10 seconds. The difference between the fastest and slowest acceleration runs was 0.8 seconds.

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