American tuner Hennessey has confirmed it will tune the new Porsche Taycan – as soon as it gets hold of one.
The muscle car specialist, more used to extracting 1200bhp out of Ford Mustang GT500s and putting 1000bhp Dodge Hellcat engines into Jeep Gladiators, says there’s a niche market opening up with its customers and it wants to offer a solution.
In a brief statement, company founder John Hennessey said:
“Nearly all of our clients still want raw, powerful ICE engines. But some of them have begun to add an EV to their collections for daily driver duties.
“We felt that the new Porsche Taycan was the right platform from which to modify our first EV. Initially we will start with simple modifications such as wheels, tyres and interior upgrades as well as exterior modifications such as more aggressive front and rear bumpers. After that we will see what might be possible in terms of adding more power.”
“We don’t want to reinvent the wheel in the electrified market, we just want to make it roll a little faster and cooler!”
Hennessey Performance Engineering placed an order for a Taycan as soon as the books opened. The firm’s development car will arrive among the first deliveries of Taycans to the US in 2020. With the standard Turbo S model already capable of the 0-62mph launch in 2.8 seconds, we’re interested to see how much more there is in the metaphorical tank…