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Porsche shows Taycan mostly undisguised in China

The prototype still has fake tailpipes, though Porsche recently suggested the production EV will not.

Porsche has released a photo gallery showing a mostly undisguised Taycan prototype roaming the streets of Shanghai.

The EV only has a few small pieces of camouflage, covering the air inlets around its headlights and a few other elements. Interestingly, the car appears to have faux tailpipes despite recent comments to the contrary from Porsche chief designer Michael Mauer.

"Obviously the Taycan doesn't have tailpipes, so we emphasised the aerodynamics and focussed intensively on the rear diffuser which in turn represents the product identity of purely electric vehicles," he said in a recent internal interview.

The Taycan promises to accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, hitting 124 mph in less than 12 seconds and topping out at more than 155 mph.

Prototypes are going on a world tour a few months ahead of the official unveiling to show off the EV's performance chops at events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Run.

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