At the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, Lamborghini unveiled a new hybrid supercar called Sian, to be built in a run of just 63 cars with total output of 819 horsepower. However, Lamborghini made sure not to “destroy the DNA of a car and brand” when making it electric. It’s still a Lamborghini.
Porsche finally unveiled its first electric model, the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S. The world’s preeminent sports car maker has gone electric, an in a uniquely Porsche way. Taycan’s 93.4-kWh battery pack lasts on average over 250 miles per charge.
The EV luxury car market is about to grow, A newcomer, the Lucid Air from a company called Lucid, debuted at the 2017 New York Auto Show, although it won’t be in production until 2019. Like Tesla, Lucid is using the strategy of taking advance reservations.
Automotive connoisseurs are likely to keep their garages stocked with the best internal combustion vehicles from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Porsche for a long time. But it’s a safe bet those same garages will make room for high-performance EVs.
Wired for Speed – Get ready for the coming wave of premium EVs. Tesla may have some competition in new models from Maserati, Lamborghini and Porsche.