Porsche’s very first fully electric sportscar, the Taycan, will be introduced to the world in September with an 800-volt architecture and a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of around 90 kWh.
But the car will also be delivering an interesting dashboard feature and actually, the first of its kind: a built-in Apple Music app.
This will allow the drivers to access their entire library without connecting to their smartphone and, in addition to that, Porsche will offer them three years of in-car data (with an external antenna and roaming package to boot) and six months of Apple Music free to both the new and existing Porsche customers.
Apple Music will also be easily controlled via its proprietary voice system and the customers can create their own Apple Music station by using any songs played during broadcast radio. Of course, this new system also makes the password and phone pairing obsolete: all you’ll have to do, as a Porsche driver, is link your Taycan and Apple IDs.
The Taycan drivers can also add a Burmester High-End Surround Sound System with Apple Digital Masters into the mix and enjoy what Porsche calls “an unparalleled listening experience in every journey.“
“Porsche and Apple Music fit perfectly – we share common values, and the same relentless attitude to user experience, to quality engineering, to design, and to innovation,” Detlev von Platen, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG has said of the new feature. “Together, we bring innovative digital entertainment technologies in our high-performance sports cars, starting with our fully electric Taycan.”
The Taycan also features Apple CarPlay support which allows the drivers to connect their iPhones and receive information relating to traffic, make calls as well as send and receive messages, all with just one simple touchscreen tap or by using Siri voice control.