Component of the suspension of the new Porsche Taycan produced at MCG

THE CHALLENGE

To develop and produce a component that belongs to an air suspension system that integrates the structure of the futuristic and 100% electric Porsche Taycan, named as Mission E in the early stages of prototyping – the component is designated as the Exterior Guide to an air suspension system of the Porsche Taycan and can be identified in the image below.

 

 

 

PROJECT STRENGTHS

High standards

This is a product with high demand for quality and reliability of supply. Being selected for the development and production of the component considerably increases MCG mind for metal’s reputation in the perspective of this customer and with other possible partners.

Know-how is important

MCG mind for metal’s proven experience in similar projects was a determining factor, as well as ensuring technically reliable solutions in the area of the business unit MCG automotive.

Technical challenge

The technical level in the manufacture of components like these is extremely high and, in this case in particular of the Porsche Taycan project, “everything represents a great technical challenge since there are an enormous requirement and technical difficulty in obtaining the result that the customer wants.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

The 100% electric car segment is about to receive a new icon, and MCG mind for metal is proud to contribute to the production of the concept that that will give rise to the first purely electric sports car in Porsche’s history. The new Taycan is the that the German luxury brand claims to be a true “tribute to tomorrow”, and for which MCG has developed and is producing a component that belongs to an air suspension system that integrates the structure of the vehicle.

 

MCG’s Business Development & Sales Engineering Director Carlos Saraiva highlights the efforts that have been made to achieve this and the added value to the customer: “MCG’s proven experience in similar projects was a determining factor, as well as ensuring technically reliable solutions”, he says.

 

The technical level in the manufacture of components like these is extremely high and, in this case in particular of the Porsche Taycan project, “everything represents a great technical challenge, since there are an enormous requirement and technical difficulty in obtaining the result that the customer wants”, says the project manager in the context of the MCG automotive business area.

 

More than 600 hp in a car with electric propulsion…

 

“Ambition” is what the new Porsche Taycan does not miss, both in performance and in the propulsion system, a car based exclusively on “clean” energy. A pair of permanently synchronized magnetic motors generate power above 600 hp and make it possible to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.5 seconds.

 

On the other hand, Porsche’s estimated range of autonomy for the new Mission E is close to 500 km, a reality that is made possible by a system of 800 volts, which, according to the brand, almost doubles the voltage compared to other known electric cars. The German manufacturer also guarantees that 15 minutes of electrical charge is sufficient to accumulate 80% of the capacity of the installed batteries.

 

In addition to the automatic distribution of the torque by each of the driving wheels possible with the Porsche Vectoring system, the car’s body is composed of carbon fiber and HD cameras are used where we usually find the conventional side-view mirrors.

 

Most of the commands are based on gestures and visuals, with sensors that recognize what the driver’s seeing and a holographic display that manages all the selected applications and options. And it’s the Porsche Car Connect mobile app that helps you control everything that goes on in the cockpit of the new Taycan, including a digital key system to lock and unlock the car.

 

As for the design, it is Porsche’s cutting-edge lines and typical aerodynamics that stands out: 1.30 meters high, 21 and 22-inch wheels, rear doors that open to the rear and sports seats are features that are highlighted in the new Taycan, among others that make this one of the most anticipated sports cars ever. And MCG mind for metal is part of this “dream” that is expected to go from the prototype to the production phase in 2019, according to Porsche.