Porsche Centre Bolton has hosted an action-packed launch of the firm's new high performance electric car.

During a ride and drive event on Saturday, June 8, associates at Porsche Bolton invited new and existing customers for test drives in the Taycan model range.

Attendees were able to enjoy a barbecue from Ready Steady Chef, Chris Stead and personalised ice creams from a local supplier.

Dealer principal of Porsche Centre Bolton, Steve Webb, said: “Despite the weather being rather inclement, it did not dampen anyone’s spirits!

The TaycanThe Taycan (Image: Porsche)

"We hosted over 45 test drives being conducted on the day with many a new convert to the electric revolution.”

The Porsche Centre teamed up with the national motorsport department at the University of Bolton, which loaned their racing simulator for a "fastest lap" competition. Oakmere Motors had a display of motorcycles from world-renowned and Bolton-based motor cycle manufacturer, CCM, while Andersen EV were on hand to talk about all things home-charging.

Porsche recently teamed up with Nick and Karen Isherwood, the patrons of Supercar Showtime once again for the supercar showtime at Hoghton Tower.

There were more than 200 supercars and hypercars on display and 6,000 people in attendance.