Special delivery: Mark Webber turns taxi-man with a Porsche Taycan
Porsche Brand Ambassador Mark Webber surprises Taycan customers down under with a race-pace preview
The wait for a newly ordered vehicle can feel like a very long one. All the more so when the car in question is a hitherto unseen all-electric Porsche which has already been breaking sales and performance records on the other side of the world. So to whet the appetite of three patient future owners of the Taycan sports saloon, Porsche Cars Australia arranged for a local racing legend to pay them a surprise visit.
Like hundreds of others around the country, the randomly selected customers had been quietly counting down the days until the arrival of their new Taycan. None had any idea that Porsche Ambassador Mark Webber would suddenly appear, himself behind the wheel of the all-electric sports car.
The trio were immediately taken with the unique styling, and equally impressed with its performance when they became the first customers in Australia to drive it. But the best was yet to come.
After a quick driver change, it was off to a nearby racing circuit where Webber put the Taycan through its paces with a series of flying laps. The World Endurance Champion didn’t disappoint – and neither did the Taycan, underlining its phenomenal and repeatable performance capabilities alongside the handling and high-speed stability that is a hallmark of every Porsche. The faces of the future owners said it all. A day full of surprises, topped off with a healthy dose of adrenaline.
The Taycan will be officially launched onto the streets of Australia on Saturday 27 February 2021.
Taycan: electricity consumption combined: 28.7 - 28.0 kWh/100 km; CO2e combined: 0 g/km
Taycan Turbo S: electricity consumption combined: 28.5 kWh/100 km; CO2e combined: 0 g/km