In a surprising turn of events, the all-electric Porsche Taycan outsold the flagship Porsche 911 globally in the first nine months of 2021.
This is according to sales figures released by the German automaker yesterday.
Porsche delivered 217,198 vehicles in the first three quarters, which is a 13% increase year-over-year.
The results seem to be driven by a threefold rise in Taycan deliveries across the globe.
In addition, the company also saw massive increases in sales of their Macan vehicle.
The Porsche Cayenne led the portfolio with 62,451 vehicles delivered. The Macan SUV delivered 61,944 cars in the same period. While the Taycan accounted for 28,640 vehicles, nearly edging out the infamous 911, which delivered 27,972 vehicles.
Overall, Porsche’s success in the first three quarters of 2021 could not come at a better time. The company saw a 13% increase in overall sales in an already tricky period marked with production issues and superconductor shortages.
Although internal combustion engines still dominate the portfolio, the success of the Taycan does signal the company is doing well. Porsche is looking to expand their EV lineup with the release of the Macan EV in 2023.