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Porsche teams up with Apple Music for upcoming Taycan

By Trent Giunco, 21 Aug 2019 News

Porsche teams up with Apple Music for upcoming  Taycan

Electric Taycan set to be charged with more than 50-million soundtracks

The drip-feed of official details regarding Porsche’s battery-electric Taycan is set to ramp up with its global reveal less than a month away.

Now, the German maker has given us a sneak-peak inside the cabin, revealing a large portion of the 992 911-inspired dash design. Is the time being set to “9.11” on the large infotainment screen and Sport Chrono-style stopwatch a coincidence? We think not.

The powertrain of the Taycan is unquestionably a tech tour de force, hence Porsche is teaming up with Apple to provide full Apple Music integration with access to more than 50 million songs.

Of course, the system uses the internet to offer a seemingly endless array of tunes to those with a subscription, so Porsche has included three years of internet connectivity with the Taycan. Whether this will include Australia is yet to be determined.

The new system ties in with Porsche’s voice assistant, which means you can use the inbuilt voice-control system to access songs, albums, playlists or radio stations on Apple Music.

Additionally, if you’re listening to the radio and like a song, you can opt to add it to a custom playlist while listening to the song. Porsche has curated its own playlists on Apple Music which are available to stream – let’s hope it isn’t all Rammstein.

Apple CarPlay will be offered, however, there’s no word on Android Auto. The Apple Music library can be heard through an optional Burmester High-End surround sound system.

Aesthetically the cropped, dimly lit photo showcases a familiar, suede-wrapped steering wheel with a digital instrument cluster.

There’s a breakout menu for things like traction control and suspension settings, while overall the styling is minimalist, with a Taycan motif greeting passengers. The stopwatch conveniently ties the electric model to the petrol-powered range.

The Taycan is expected to have around 440kW, with its electric motors sending power to all four wheels.  A production-ready version will be unveiled in September.