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The brand new Porsche Taycan was previewed in Singapore at an exclusive event that brought together two legendary icons - Porsche and Star Wars.

23 Nov 2019 | Local News : Singapore

Two legendary icons, Porsche and Star Wars, joined forces at the Porsche Asia Pacific premiere of the new all electric Taycan in Singapore, ahead of its regional market launch in 2020. Taking place at The Float @ Marina Bay, the special collaboration event brought together two celebrated brands, with a key focus on futuristic and ambitious design. A spectacular drone show was orchestrated around the theme 'Soul, Electrified', to highlight the features of Porsche's newest model. 

The event brought together two iconic brands - Porsche and Star Wars
Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche at Porsche AG, who was present at the event, shared the design philosophy behind the vehicle. "Designing the Taycan was one of the most exciting tasks, because the only certainty was that it had to be recognisable as a Porsche at first glance. And by pursuing the strategy of making it the sportiest in the segment, we have defined a new architecture for purely electric vehicles. Just like what the 911 has achieved, my vision is that the Taycan will become an icon of this new era, a synonym for a purely electric sports car," he said.

As part of the unprecedented collaboration, the design teams at Porsche and Lucasfilm collaborated to design a fantasy starship in support of the upcoming Star Wars film, the final episode of the Skywalker saga. Mauer, together with Doug Chiang, VP Executive Creative Director, Lucasfilm, explained the design process and presented design sketches of the spacecraft highlighting the combined Porsche and Star Wars design DNA. The event also marked the first time the design sketches have been fully unveiled. 

The design teams at Porsche and Lucasfilm collaborated to design a starship in support of the upcoming Star Wars film
Chiang said, "Although one brand is placed in a fantasy universe and one in the real world, it's interesting that both are defined very much by their iconic design principle. The basic challenge of the design brief was to design a starship that would both be true to the Star Wars universe and Porsche design DNA."

"Asia Pacific is an important sales region for Porsche - with a continuously growing customer and fan base. 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," says Matthias Becker, Vice President Region Overseas and Emerging Markets of Porsche AG.

Michael Mauer highlights the importance of the Taycan in defining a new architecture for pure electric vehicles
The first all electric sports car, the Taycan, marks the beginning of a new chapter for Porsche as the company expands its product range in the field of electromobility. 

The flagship Turbo S version of the Taycan can generate up to 740bhp of power in combination with Launch Control and overboost, while the Taycan Turbo can produce up to 661bhp. This power will allow the Taycan Turbo S to accelerate from zero to 96km/h in 2.6 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo will complete the same sprint in 3.0 seconds. The top speed of both models is 259km/h.

With a system voltage of 800V, the Taycan can be charged much more quickly than other electric vehicles
The Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800V instead of the usual 400V for electric cars. This is a particular advantage for Taycan drivers on the road - in just over five minutes, the battery can be recharged using direct current from the high-power charging network for a range of up to 100km (according to WLTP). The charging time for five to 80% state of charge is 22.5 minutes for charging under ideal conditions, and the maximum charging power is 270kW. The overall capacity of the Performance Battery Plus is 93.4kWh. Taycan drivers can comfortably charge their cars with up to 11kW of alternating current at home.

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