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2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S: First Drive.

Most of the vehicle engineering students would probably have seen the all new full-electric Porsche Taycan by now. Porsche has launched this four-door sports saloon in the beginning of September with the top of the range 93.4 kWh turbo and turbo S models, pushing respectively 500kW and 560kW. Just last week, Porsche released the less powerful 4S variant which can either be chosen with two different battery packs: a 79.2 kWh pack pushing 390kW or the Turbo (S) equivalent 93.4 kWh battery with 420kW.

These stats are all great, but as engineers we love to find out how such things are actually built. This article contains a 29-minute video showing raw footage of the Taycan production on the assembly line in the new factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany. An interesting fact about this new factory is that it has almost no negative environmental impact! Porsche has achieved this feat by the implementation of renewable energy sources.