Porsche Taycan enters final testing stageby Justin King
Prototypes were sent to 30 countries across the globe.
Porsche has highlighted the forthcoming Taycan's final test drives before entering series production.
The brand's first EV has been taken to the edge of the Arctic Circle to validate performance at temperatures of -31°F, then to Dubai for the opposite extreme of 122°F.
"Before the Taycan is launched on the market at the end of the year, we will have covered approximately six million kilometres across the globe," says Taycan model line VP Stefan Weckbach. "We are already very happy with the current status of the vehicles. The Taycan is going to be a true Porsche."
The pre-production cars were sent to 30 different countries and driven at nearly 10,000 feet in altitude. Batteries were put through over 100,000 charge cycles using various global charging standards.
The company used virtual simulation to determine that the Taycan will achieve a sub-eight-minute lap on the benchmark Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit.