Porsche Taycan became Hennessey’s first electrical project

Porsche Taycan became Hennessey’s first electrical project

September 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Tuning studio Hennessey presented a program of improvements for the Porsche Taycan. The German model was the first all-electric car that Americans took up work on.

According to the head of the studio, John Hennessey, the company had long wanted to work with electric machines and Taycan became the “right base” for the debut project. So far, tuners have come up with only “simple” stylistic changes. So, the electric car received new tires and rims, as well as more aggressive front and rear bumpers.

The technical component has not yet been changed, but experts will explore the possibility of making rational changes. “We are not going to reinvent the wheel in the electric car market, we just want to make the car a little cooler and faster,” said Hennessey CEO.

Porsche Taycan debuted on September 4 at special events in Canada, Germany and China. The first fully “green” model of the German brand is equipped with two electric motors (on the front and rear axles), which provide four-wheel drive and are combined with a special dual-band gearbox. At the time of launch, the Porsche Taycan is presented in two top-end modifications – Turbo and Turbo S.

The units of the latter, when activating the Launch Control quick start function in Overboost mode, give out 761 horsepower (560 kilowatts). Such a car is capable of gaining the first “hundred” in 2.8 s, and its maximum speed was 260 km per hour.