In a recent interview with Germany's Handelsblatt, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume was asked if anyone will be talking about Tesla after September 1st.
Blume's response is shockingly confident (via Google translate).
"To be honest, we did not think so."
Blume goes on to explain himself, stating that his respect for Tesla and its founder Elon Musk.
I have absolute respect for the courage of Elon Musk and also for his innovation and pioneering spirit. I like that. Pioneering spirit is a characteristic that also shapes us at Porsche."
Blume goes on to say that when Porsche benchmarks a performance car, it doesn't look to Tesla, but to the iconic 911.
From there, he states the many advantages the Taycan has over conventional ICE cars, with a lower center of gravity and the ability to put power to each wheel independently.