Porsche Taycan Prototype’s Massive Brakes Hint at Serious Track Performance


A new set of clear, detailed spy photos have revealed the closest look yet at the upcoming Porsche Taycan, including some details of the vehicle that have never been glimpsed before. The most prominent hint from the photos was the electric car’s large carbon ceramic brakes, which suggest the vehicle has some impressive track capabilities.

The new images of the Taycan prototypes, which were shared on TaycanForum.com, were taken while the vehicles were winter testing. As could be seen from the spy photos, the wheels of the prototype with the large ceramic brakes were set up in a pretty interesting manner, considering that its rear wheels were fitted with what appears to be aero covers. Considering the size of the vehicle’s brakes, Porsche seems to be dead set on ensuring that the Taycan could be driven as hard around a closed circuit as possible.

Electric cars in general don’t use brakes a lot due to their regenerative braking capabilities. In regular driving conditions, regen braking is usually sufficient to slow down the vehicle. Thus, if an all-electric car is spotted with large performance brakes, it seems safe to speculate that the vehicle in question is being designed for intensive driving, which may require heavy braking. This is in line with Porsche’s previous statements about the Taycan, when the company ensured that the electric car would be able to handle a track session, adding it could sustain optimal performance even after multiple laps.

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