The 2020 Porsche Taycan sedan, the company's first all-electric vehicle, gets its name from two terms of Turkish origin. It can be roughly translated as “soul of a spirited young horse,” and Porsche pronounces it tie-kahn, not tay-can. “The name reflects both the source and the future of the brand: the horse on the Porsche crest, the expression of its soul, on its way into a new era of the sports car,” says the automaker that's best known for its sports cars.
How’s that for marketing mumbo jumbo? In plain English, the 2020 Porsche Taycan is the first all-electric four-door sedan from any automaker taking on Elon Musk’s Tesla Model S head-on. Like the rest of the brand’s highly praised lineup, the Taycan brings a unique combination of style, luxury, and extreme performance to the party, and like most Porsches, it comes with a six-figure price tag.