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Taycan product line director Dr. Stefan Weckbach says the company has “extremely good ideas” for the Taycan’s future.

Aside from the Cross Turismo, what other versions of the Taycan do you think he's talking about? My hope is that they do a hardcore track version of the Taycan like a GT3.

 

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Taycan product line director Dr. Stefan Weckbach says the company has “extremely good ideas” for the Taycan’s future.

Aside from the Cross Turismo, what other versions of the Taycan do you think he's talking about? My hope is that they do a hardcore track version of the Taycan like a GT3.

am hoping for a true hyper-EV from Porsche that will benefit from Rimac's partnership and is as competitive as the C-Two
 

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Clearly there will be a cab and a "T", lightened up as much as possible with a higher converter for the Turbo S power. Then there will be an entry level one with one speed gearing. And, of course as battery technology improves, they will get 90KW with half the weight.

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I'd like to see a smaller EV overall. Basically a smaller sedan. Even compact sized, but with true Porsche DNA
 

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I'd like to see a smaller EV overall. Basically a smaller sedan. Even compact sized, but with true Porsche DNA
It's funny that you say that St00k, because InsideEVs just wrote and article arguing the same thing about a smaller Porsche EV. They even created some renderings.

Pondering this fact, it got me thinking that Porsche really could make another similar model, but one that’s a bit simpler and cheaper. Its approach would not have to differ much from what Tesla did when it created the Model 3, after it had launched and perfected the Model S.

Let’s not forget Porsche is part of the Volkswagen group and platform sharing is all the rage now. Even the Taycan rides on the same basic PPE platform that is used in a couple of Audi EVs, so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to imagine a Porsche built atop VW’s smaller EV architecture, MEB.


This MEB platform offers a lot of flexibility and you can make rear-wheel drive vehicles based on it. Now I’m sure that if Porsche tackled this project and created its own MEB-based model, people would call it derivative and not a real Porsche, but the fact of the matter is that with Porsche tuning, I’m sure it would turn out great.

It would be considerably lighter than the Taycan and offer even sharper and more agile handling as a result. There’s a definite business case behind a project such as this, and such a model, costing around $60,000, would definitely make life a lot harder for the Tesla Model 3, even if it didn’t completely match it for outright range.

For me, the Taycan is currently the most desirable EV on the market, because it’s a genuine Porsche that happens to be electric (and very fast). However, its high price prevents me from even dreaming about owning one, so a smaller, cheaper electric Porsche with emphasis on performance and handling would really float my boat.

Before writing this opinion piece, I did a lot of searching online for any rumors that Porsche was going to make a sub-Taycan model (that’s not an SUV), but sadly my search came up empty-handed. And in order to visualize what such a car might look like, I went ahead and chopped up a Taycan to make it smaller (and I also turned it into a hatchback).
Porsche sub-Taycan rendering
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Porsche sub-Taycan rendering
Porsche sub-Taycan rendering
 

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Funny. Small world I guess.

I just remember there was this rumor of a car called the Pajun. This was a few years ago and I think it was supposed to have an ICE powertrain. But now giving it an EV motor seems to make more sense.
 
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