Porsche has released a teaser image showing the rear of its first electric production car, the Taycan, ahead of its reveal later today.
Porsche has previously revealed a number of details about the Taycan, including images of the car's interior, which takes the brand's design and technology to a new level. It's based around up to four digital displays, including a curved, free-standing 16.8in configurable driver's display - Porsche's first fully digital instrument binnacle.
To the right of that is a 10.9in infotainment screen that handles sat-nav, music and connectivity functions. To the right of that - uniquely for Porsche - is an optional screen of the same size. It can't control driving functions, but it allows the front passenger to programme the sat-nav and media features independently.
Finally, there's an 8.4in portrait layout screen set at an angle in the centre console, with a trackpad below to help control the upper screen. Unlike the upper two touchscreens, this gives haptic feedback to improve usability on the move.
Wireless updates - traditionally a big draw for Tesla buyers - are also possible in the Taycan. Buyers will also receive a free six month subscription to Apple Music, with Apple CarPlay integration also included. Android Auto functionality is not available, however.
Despite the distinctly high-tech approach, classic Porsche features such as the dash-top analogue clock still feature.
Porsche has been building up to the launch by releasing snippets of information about the Taycan. A pre-production version of the machine recently completed 2128 miles in a 24-hour endurance test run at the Nardò high-speed test track in Italy.
Porsche claims that, in temperatures of up to 32deg C, the electric performance saloon averaged speeds of between 121 and 134mph. Minimal stops were made, with the Taycan only pausing for driver changes and battery top-ups. The Taycan’s battery size is yet to be confirmed, but it's said to offer around 270 miles of range on the WLTP test cycle.
In order to maximise mileage, the test car was charged using Porsche’s 800V ultra-fast chargers, capable of delivering 249 miles of range in 15 minutes. The machine will be the first mainstream production car built using 800V technology, allowing for the use of fast-charging stations.
The car made its public dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in lightly disguised form, driven by ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber.