Even faster than the Porsche Taycan's 0-to-60-mph time is the market appetite for the battery-powered sedan.
U.S. sales of the electric vehicle, which began in late 2019, have already lapped that of the brand's iconic 911 model. Porsche delivered 5,367 Taycans in the first half of this year, exceeding deliveries in all of 2020.
Given the Taycan's market success and demands for zero-emission vehicles in Europe and China, Porsche is looking to peel away from its tradition of flat-six engine power to move toward electric powertrains. The sports car maker will electrify its fleet over the next few years, adding more plug-in hybrids and full-electric variants.
This summer, the automaker introduced an all-wheel-drive hatchback version of the Taycan. The Macan crossover — Porsche's bestseller — will be next to receive the EV treatment, in 2023. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman also are expected to receive electric powertrains.