At least not until September.
This coming September’s Frankfurt Motor Show is a big deal for Porsche. A very big deal, in fact. The German automaker’s first-ever all-electric model, the Taycan, will make its live debut in production-spec form. Although Porsche has repeatedly said the Taycan is not a direct competitor to the Tesla Model S, there’s no mistaking the fact that the California-based startup is clearly in Stuttgart’s crosshairs. We can’t wait for the inevitable Model S vs. Taycan shootout.
In the meantime, the folks over at Taycan Forum have come across some images of the Taycan’s dazzling new interior. Amazingly, it appears the production version doesn’t dramatically differ from the general interior layout of the Mission E concept. The dash design is still very Porsche-like and doesn’t feature the Tesla’s trademark large touchscreen.
Instead, the Taycan appears more driver-focused, as any Porsche should. It appears there will be at least three all-digital screens: the driver’s gauge and two screens going across the passenger side of the dash. In fact, there may even be room for a fourth judging by the large opening in the center console.
Unfortunately, the sole spy image’s quality is not the best here but it’s still possible to get a very good idea what Porsche has come up with. Like the exterior, the interior layout remains very faithful to the Mission E concept. Of course, there will still be a number of changes both for practicality and safety regulations, but that’s true for every concept to production process.
It’s also certainly possible the Taycan will not have any so-called conventional buttons and will rely solely on touchscreens. Obviously, that may not be appealing to the Porsche die-hards, but the Taycan is not your typical Porsche. It represents the future and Porsche has acknowledged on more than one occasion that electrification is here to stay. That’s not to say it’ll abandon internal combustion entirely, but Porsche must adapt or be left behind. And there’s no way it’ll eat some California startup’s dust.