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Car dealership enters an exciting era of virtual reality with the brand new Porsche Taycan

Porsche customers and electric sports enthusiasts alike are enjoying a special kind of treat as the German car maker makes it all possible for them to test the all new Taycan in VR before they buy.

The  all new Taycan hasn’t launched in reality in many markets as yet, but Porsche’s first ever electric vehicle is already being shown virtually in over 100 of its showrooms around the world, even in places that the brand is yet to penetrate.

Showcased via the revolutionary new app called the Taycan VR Experience, the virtual presentation is offered only in German and English at this point.

Customers are able to view Taycan up close and even under the bodywork using virtual reality goggles. The presentation is very close to the real vehicle, Porsche has assured its customers and dealerships. 

“The Taycan’s aerodynamics are simulated with a superimposed air flow which can be controlled by the user. The highlights are discovering the car in detail, inside and out, and customising the paint finish,” reads a description (press release in part) issued by Porsche.

Porsche Taycan SA launch date

The US was the first market to launch the first all-electric Porsche Taycan in December 2019, followed by Germany and a few European markets in January 2020.

Further launches in other markets – across the Middle East and Africa – are scheduled for the coming months, with South Africa expected to have it delivered in the third or fourth quarter of 2020.

As you can see, the presentation is very close to the real vehicle

There will be two derivatives on offer – the Turbo and Turbo S, with the former generating up to 500kW overboost power in combination with the Launch Control, while the latter can generate up to 560kW.

The Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, while the Turbo completes this sprint in just under 3.2 seconds.

The Turbo S has a range of up to 412 kilometres, while the Turbo features boasts range of up to 450 kilometres.

Details for the third variant, the more affordable Taycan 4S, will be released at a later stage.


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Tankiso Komane
Tankiso Komane
A Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.
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