Plug-in for 700 HP
Porsche is adapting the electric vehicle technology found in the Taycan for a new Macan EV. Plug-in and zip to the shops gas free with 700 HP on tap – sounds like a winner in a seriously good looking car, but wait, the shape will change!
According to Autocar, the Macan EV will be a radically different body style to differentiate it from its combustion-powered sibling. Initially, it will be sold alongside the regular Macan as a Turbo S model when it arrives in 2021. Funny isn’t it? You go all electric and green but you still need the muscly sounding “Turbo S” to get the right attention.
The electric Macan will have a motor driving each axle for a 4-wheel-drive result. Apparently, the most powerful variant will deliver around 700 hp and 750 lb-ft of torque according to Autocar – that’s 300 more hp than the current Macan Turbo. There are likely to be less powerful variants as well, but the two most powerful versions will be named Turbo and Turbo S to match the Taycan.