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      03-31-2020, 02:19 PM   #1
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Motor Trend: 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S First Test

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/pors...t-test-review/

The only electric car I want. Of course, I certainly can't swing $200K, but if I could!
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Agree with OP, of all the EV's it's the only one I'd want. But for $200K it isn't what I'd buy.
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Road tests I've read so far put it behind the Tesla Model S. I'd wait a bit for Porsche to do their inevitable improvements to it.
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Road tests I've read so far put it behind the Tesla Model S. I'd wait a bit for Porsche to do their inevitable improvements to it.
Read the C&D one. They pick the Tesla only because it's a lot cheaper. This chart shows how far behind the Tesla is.
[IMG]https://hips-hearstapps-com.cdn.ampp...1581089637.png[/IMG]

They also skewer the Tesla handling and brakes, while they praise the Porsche's and find there's very little real world range difference.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...s-performance/
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Read the C&D one. They pick the Tesla only because it's a lot cheaper. This chart shows how far behind the Tesla is.
[IMG]https://hips-hearstapps-com.cdn.ampp...1581089637.png[/IMG]

They also skewer the Tesla handling and brakes, while they praise the Porsche's and find there's very little real world range difference.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...s-performance/
Exactly.

And one thing Car & Driver doesn't take into consideration is that price is not a factor when it comes to the clientele that buy Porsche's. They have the money to do so and they will sell every last one of them.
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Exactly. Those who can afford a Taycan will not cross shop a Tesla. Much like anyone who can afford a 911 Carrera will not cross shop with a Subaru BRZ.
Whoever would owns a Taycan because of gas savings?

But for that price there are lots of juicy ICE sports car that I would likely pick first and with the savings pick up a Panamera Hybrid. It still left the Tesla Model S behind at the 'Ring.


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This about says it all....if ya'll want a rolling iPhone then buy a Tesla.

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I've driven it, I found it to be generally ok but lacking in a few major areas in regards to handling, engagement and efficiency, with the biggest problem being the very high price for very little in return. I'm definitely interested to see the future of Porsche EV's, however right now, there are a bunch of other vehicles, and even a few Porsche's I would rather have than a Taycan for the price.

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I've driven it, I found it to be generally ok but lacking in a few major areas in regards to handling, engagement and efficiency, with the biggest problem being the very high price for very little in return. I'm definitely interested to see the future of Porsche EV's, however right now, there are a bunch of other vehicles, and even a few Porsche's I would rather have than a Taycan for the price.

https://www.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1688209
For $200K USD there are a number of Porsches I'd buy first. And a few other non-Porsches for that matter.
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To me the Taycan is akin to a Chanel fanny pack. It might be the best if it's type available, but I'm still not interested.
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I want a Turbo S for 200,000. I'm not into the Taycan's styling.
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I want a Turbo S for 200,000. I'm not into the Taycan's styling.
Forget the Turbo S and get me a GT3 RS!!!
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I want a Turbo S for 200,000. I'm not into the Taycan's styling.
Forget the Turbo S and get me a GT3 RS!!!
Forget the GT3 RS, GT3 is where its at for one reason alone... 6MT (Save the Manuals!)
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Exactly. Those who can afford a Taycan will not cross shop a Tesla. Much like anyone who can afford a 911 Carrera will not cross shop with a Subaru BRZ.
Whoever would owns a Taycan because of gas savings?
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LOL. The 2 people I know personally who've taken delivery of a Taycan also own a Model S.

I'm almost certain it's limited to those who live in flyover states, but the internet's perception of the Tesla demographic is quite far from reality.
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Forget the Turbo S and get me a GT3 RS!!!
Tough call bratha!
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Forget the GT3 RS, GT3 is where its at for one reason alone... 6MT (Save the Manuals!)
Hey I'm old and I prefer the PDK!
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Read the C&D one. They pick the Tesla only because it's a lot cheaper. This chart shows how far behind the Tesla is.
[IMG]https://hips-hearstapps-com.cdn.ampp...1581089637.png[/IMG]

They also skewer the Tesla handling and brakes, while they praise the Porsche's and find there's very little real world range difference.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...s-performance/
I love a good ol' fashion circle jerk of hate as much as the next guy, but just to be clear:

Everyone is high fiving themselves about a a new performance sedan that costs $200,000 beating an eight year old (design) sedan with a performance version that costs $135,000.


I get that they're both electric cars that go fast, but uhhh....
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Porsche Taycan is cool and all, but for the price of 1 lightly optioned Taycan Turbo/Turbo S, I could buy a Model 3 Performance and Cayman/Boxster GTS 4.0 (or even GT4/Spyder) and still get the best of both worlds.
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Hey I'm old and I prefer the PDK!

I'm getting old, and still prefer the PDK in a polished bullet like a GTx car. It's core purpose is laptimes, and you aren't touching it with a 6mt
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