The all-electric Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept gets driven in the wild for the first time! It’s production name will be Taycan Cross Turismo. Tom Voelk gets behind the wheel and drives the twisty roads above Malibu, California. This is a very deep dive into what Porsche has coming in 2019 as it readies it’s first all-electric vehicle. Tom is joined by Porsche’s Dr. Stefan Weckbach and Gana Meissner who share their thoughts on the coming electric vehicle.
You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Porsche’s New ‘Taycan’ Name Wrong
The production version of Porsche’s Mission E will be called ‘Taycan’, but it’s not pronounced how you might expect…
Last week, Porsche announced that the production version of its first fully-electric vehicle – the Mission E – will be called Taycan. If you didn’t see the press conference, you might assume the Turkish-derived name – which roughly translates as ‘spirited young horse’ – is pronounced…well, as it’s spelt: tay-can. Twitter certainly had enough Taken-related jokes (it’s a car with a particular set of skills, etc) just as news of the name broke, but that’s wrong. Perhaps wanting to correct people (something Porsche clearly likes to do), a new teaser video for the car includes the excessively low-pitched voiceover guy name-checking the car, revealing the correct pronunciation of tie-kahn. So, now you know.