Are the Porsche Mission E and the Porsche Taycan the Same Model?

2020 Porsche Taycan

If you’re anything like us, you’re mouth has been watering ever since Porsche unveiled the production version of its very first all-electric vehicle, the Porsche Taycan. But the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the Porsche Taycan Turbo did not appear out of thin air. In truth, this journey publicly started in 2015 when Porsche unveiled the company’s concept for an all-electric sports car: the Porsche Mission E. So are the Porsche Mission E and the Porsche Taycan the same thing? Short answer: yes. Our long answer is below, and once you’ve read it, don’t forget to make our 2020 Porsche Taycan pre-order with Rusnak/Westlake Porsche near Westlake Village.

The All-Electric Porsche Journey

When unveiled in 2015, the Porsche electric car known as the Mission E promised to provide more than 600 hp (440 kW), have a 310-mile battery range, and go from 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. Then, in September of 2018, the Mission E was rebranded the Porsche Taycan—”Taycan” is roughly translated as “lively young horse.” While Mission E was meant to be showcased as a concept at car shows, the Porsche Taycan was a commitment to get an electric sports car into Malibu driveways. In August, the Porsche Taycan wowed drivers around the world by completing the 12.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife test track in Germany in 7 minutes and 42 seconds—the fastest lap for a four-door electric vehicle.

Porsche Taycan Specs

Has the Porsche Taycan met the promised Porsche Mission E specs? Actually, it’s exceeded them. Read the impressive engine and performance specs of the Taycan below:

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo
      • Starting MSRP $150,900
      • 460 kW, 616-hp engine
      • 671 hp and 627 lb-ft in overboost mode
      • 0-60 in 3 seconds
      • 161 mph top track speed
  • 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S
    • Starting MSRP $185,000
    • 560-kW, 617-hp engine
    • 751 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque in overboost mode
    • 0-60 in 2.6 seconds
    • 161 mph top track speed

How much time does it take to charge a Porsche Taycan Turbo? You can take the battery from 5 percent to 80 percent with a fast charger in just 22 minutes and 30 seconds if you pre-condition the battery temperature. If you don’t precondition the battery, it takes 36 minutes to go to 80 percent charged. Plugged into a 110-volt wall outlet, the Taycan will take 11 hours to go from 5 to 80 percent. You can expect both models to cover over 237 miles on a full battery charge.
Porsche Taycan charging

Porsche Taycan Interior

As far as the 4-door Porsche Taycan interior features go, you can expect the same Porsche quality and enginuity available on the 2020 Porsche 911, but with beefier technology. Expect a full-screen navigation display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and the first push-button start in a Porsche. Seat options include normal, comfort, and Sport, and similarly, you can choose from a normal and Sport steering wheel.

Reserve a Porsche Taycan at Rusnak/Westlake Porsche

With production starting September 9, the Porsche Taycan will hopefully start making into the hands of Agoura Hills drivers by the end of the year. To stay up-to-date with the Porsche Taycan release date or to make a Porsche Taycan deposit, contact the Rusnak/Westlake Porsche finance center.

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