Featured Porsche released the latest design sketch of the Taycan from the design studio in Weissach today

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    #16 dennis, Mar 11, 2019
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    Since first deliveries of the Taycan are promised for 9 months from now, do we really expect the final product to differ from the cars seen testing other than where the camo is attached? In other words do we expect a different body shape by having different front and rear quarter panels? Personally I think that is highly unlikely.

    I do expect the front headlights, currently covered by camo, to look much more like the Mission e headlights. And I expect the taillight bar, currently covered by camo, to go all the way across the back. And I expect the rear valence to be different since it will at least lose the fake exhaust tips. And I don't understand what the camo on the C-pillar is masking.

    Taycan spy shots have been posted from at least half a dozen different locations. They all look the same in terms of the main body panels. It would be interesting to find an existence proof for spy shots of a car 9 months before first availability where the major body panels were different when the vehicle went into production. I am not aware of one. It certainly wasn't true with any of the McLaren models in the past 7 years.
     
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    That whole front fender itself at least is a taped on panel from the Panamera

    You've seen the teaser video as well from Porsche, the front fenders on the production Taycan are as different from the mule's taped-on front fenders as chalk is from cheese.
     
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    These fenders are from the Cross Turismo, not Panamera.
    In fact, the whole body is a Cross Turismo.
    Now I'm thinking....
    Why would Porsche reveal a full blown Cross Turismo which looks exactly the same as the mules driving around?
    I don't get it.
    Now I'm afraid the Taycan is just a lowered Cross Turismo.
    Also cuz the interior of the Cross Turismo looks WAY more like a production interior than the Mission E interior.
    Just my €0,02.
     
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    But the teaser video shows that the Taycan has a very different front fender to the front fenders shown on the mules and the Cross Turismo.

    If it really did look like a lowered Cross Turismo wouldn't this be evident in the initial Taycan teaser pictures Porsche released last year?
     
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    I suggest looking carefully again at all of the winter testing photos in this article. You can clearly see where things have been taped on and where there are production components. The headlight covers are taped on, the front fenders are not. They have production fit and finish with the hood and doors. The same with the rear fenders.

    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1108285_2020-porsche-taycan-spy-shots-and-video
     
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    What about the fully painted Miami Blue and Lava Orange body panels clearly seen beneath the black cladding? The mules are probably not representative of the final product at all.
     
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    Will vary from country to country as to regulations. I’m confident it’ll be an option IF legal where you buy it.

    But how will that be when you go on vacation to another country where it’s not legal?
     
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    Looks to me like a new side profile in the sketches, above the air outlet. Very cool!

    BTW I saw a Panamera ST (my dream car) parked next to a VW Golf the other day. To my big surprise the roofline looked to be about the same height.

    Really agree guys on a needed low roofline for the sportscar look! :D

    Tall riding Cross... no thx! :stop:
     
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    This is why we lower cars.
     
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    Good point. I hadn't noticed that, but can now see it in the closeup photo of the charging port.
     
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    Fun fact: a Porsche 911 is just 1.3m tall and has 4 seats :D

    It's clearly not difficult to keep the roofline of a 4-seater as low as possible
     
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    I have had difficulties to have enough space for my helmet in my Cayman S. I am 186 cm tall. Finally I had to buy a lower recaro seat and now all is okay. By the way, I yesterday made an pre-order of Taycan. I can hardly wait for it. The Porsche retailer in Finland Auto Carrera told that it will be delivered latest in march 2020. Lets see.
     
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    To make you all feel a bit better, remember that according to this sketch, the Taycan is much closer to the Mission E concept than the '08 Jaguar XF was to the C-XF concept
     
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    Just to be captain obvious here. These sketches are from the Mission E. The sketches from the OP are from the Taycan. To different vehicles.
     
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    Hi The Snape
    I’ve been a bit bored so reviewing old posts
    I finally see the point you were trying to make here
    I think your right if you believe the integrated spoiler has survived the cut, not due to the sketch, as you say the sketch is just at the wrong angle to get a clear view and appears like it might not be there or at least difficult to tell (conveniently though, it doesn’t give too much away)
    However the teaser images (the second multi coloured set, not the blue and black stripes one) show a huge rebate where at the junction of guards and roof meet
    (and appears to get even deeper, judging by the slope it’s on). This rebate would be a serious water collector, it cannot simply just stop dead, the tracking water must flow under and out
    Reckon a version of the E spoiler is IN
    This is also supported (as you inferred) by the deep rebate look at junctions in rear end shot
    If so, it would really take that Panamera look completely away and enhance the overall E look that a lot of members are missing
     
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