Porsche Taycan once again proves it’s not from this planet at Asia launch
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Although the Taycan has been out in the open since September, Porsche thought it was a good idea to have an Asia Pacific launch party in Singapore.
To give the brand’s first all-electric model a sense of importance, it was brought on stage alongside a squadron of stormtroopers. The whole thing was tied together by the car’s spec. Finished in white paint with the quirky painted rims, it almost looked like part of the team.
Vice president, region overseas and emerging markets of Porsche, Matthias Becker said, “With the Taycan, we are entering a new era and this spirit fits perfectly with the iconic Star Wars brand and the joint event here in Singapore.”
In fact, the Stuttgart based manufacturer has recently announced a joint venture with Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars franchise. Porsche has been tasked with designing the next great starship that will appear in the upcoming ‘The Rise of Skywalker’.
The model on show was the mid-range Taycan Turbo with a total of 671hp in its overboost mode. In European and American markets, there are currently also the Turbo S which tops the range at £139,000 and the 4S which is currently the most basic version available. After the Asia Pacific launch, Porsche hasn’t mentioned the 4S variant at all. Therefore, it seems like, for the moment at least, Asian markets are only going to get the more powerful models.
Just like what happened in Western markets, the 4S may be made available at a later date with even more models, like a GT3, making their way onto Porsche showroom forecourts. What we do know is that the Taycan, in whatever form it is made available will be on sale from 2020.