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My colleague in Weissach says they’re revitalizing the “960” moniker [the name of the dev car that became the Taycan] and applying it to a coupe/convertible variant. I cannot confirm this as true, but everything from my contacts within PAG has more or less come to fruition.

This is fantastic news if they can get this car under 4Klbs. with a short wheel base two-door.

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My colleague in Weissach says they’re revitalizing the “960” moniker [the name of the dev car that became the Taycan] and applying it to a coupe/convertible variant. I cannot confirm this as true, but everything from my contacts within PAG has more or less come to fruition.

This is fantastic news; if they can get this car under 4Klbs. with a short wheel base two-door, my respect for this company will have been fully restored.

Thoughts?
Dammit - I'm trying to buy a bloody car here and now you're just messing with my head :)

A 2-door 'vert would be #1 for me but suspect anything like this a ways out yet!
 
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I'm trying to buy a bloody car here and now….
Here also, but you can’t wait forever. Taycan is a fantastic car, and the aforementioned is probably a while off, considering the re-engineering that will have to happen [one of the main reasons Taycan handles so well is it’s central pillar] before a coupe is ready.

Nurburgring testing is a good barometer. I’d keep an eye out in the next few weeks for early prototypes. If you can wait a while longer; a GTS w/ Turbo Rwd is almost assuredly debuting before end of year. Cheers
 

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As long as it comes in racing yellow I’m in. The day before yesterday. :p

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The Car & Driver test said that the Taycan was made as a 4 door because they needed the extra room for the battery pack design/range. I guess Porsche could stack some of the batteries behind the front seat?
I am for the coupe as well!
 

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Convertible...?
Will order immediately. (As per sign :p)
(Hoping for a 4 seater convertible!)
 

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My colleague in Weissach says they’re revitalizing the “960” moniker [the name of the dev car that became the Taycan] and applying it to a coupe/convertible variant. I cannot confirm this as true, but everything from my contacts within PAG has more or less come to fruition.

This is fantastic news; if they can get this car under 4Klbs. with a short wheel base two-door, my respect for this company will have been fully restored.

Thoughts?
A coupe/convertible (two different iterations or a 2 door convertible?) would be awesome and I might have chosen it over the 4 door, although I'd have to see about the available interior space first.

However, there is no way such a car would come in under 4000 pounds. There would be no weight reduction in the drivetrain or batteries using current technology. And given the lightweight materials used in the Taycan body, shortening the wheelbase and eliminating two doors would have a relatively small impact. If a Taycan coupe or even heavier convertible came in under 4600 LBS it would be a major accomplishment, IMHO.
 
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A coupe/convertible (two different iterations or a 2 door convertible?) would be awesome and I might have chosen it over the 4 door, although I'd have to see about the available interior space first.

However, there is no way such a car would come in under 4000 pounds. There would be no weight reduction in the drivetrain or batteries using current technology. And given the lightweight materials used in the Taycan body, shortening the wheelbase and eliminating two doors would have a relatively small impact. If a Taycan coupe or even heavier convertible came in under 4600 LBS it would be a major accomplishment, IMHO.
It’s interesting; if you sat down any enthusiast and asked what they’d want out of an electric Porsche, I’m not sure a very large amount of people would request a sedan. But, whether by trend or by necessity, that’s what they went with. At least they debuted with a car, when everyone else is debuting their EVs as a CUV.

I think the weight reduction is possible, though it might be with an ultralight cell with less range. I’m actually ok with moderate range if the car performs.
 

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Isn’t the base Taycan under 4600 lbs?
Well, yes: with one motor, smaller battery, and limited options the base Taycan comes in at 4566 pounds. My assumption, though, was that a Taycan coupe/convertible would be a premium model with a premium price and performance so it would need dual motors at the least and probably be fitted with the big battery. Plus, Porsches are around 150 LBS heavier in cab configuration so if a Taycan 2 door was a convertible that would have to be taken into consideration.

If they want to build a lower content model with fewer features and a lower price I suppose they could do it but given Porsche's model hierarchy I doubt they would let it outperform pricier variations.

Anyway, maybe under 4600 LBS is possible, but not under 4000. All speculation, of course. :)
 
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Well, yes: with one motor, smaller battery, and limited options the base Taycan comes in at 4566 pounds. My assumption, though, was that a Taycan coupe/convertible would be a premium model with a premium price and performance so it would need dual motors at the least and probably be fitted with the big battery. Plus, Porsches are around 150 LBS heavier in cab configuration so if a Taycan 2 door was a convertible that would have to be taken into consideration.

If they want to build a lower content model with fewer features and a lower price I suppose they could do it but given Porsche's model hierarchy I doubt they would let it outperform pricier variations.

Anyway, maybe under 4600 LBS is possible, but not under 4000. All speculation, of course. :)
Their new hyper car will most assuredly be under 4Klbs. and be low volume, hence https://tinyurl.com/yftru8e4.

Next gen Taycan with new series battery tech will get also get it lower in weight.
 
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