RE: Porsche Taycan | Official reveal!

RE: Porsche Taycan | Official reveal!

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Krikkit

16,273 posts

127 months

Wednesday 4th September
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mstrbkr said:
PaulD86 said:
I think that may be the first electric car (maintstream) that I've found interesting. Looks great and some impressive numbers. Curious on the price. I'd have one over a Tesla every day of the week and I suspect I'm not the only one!
Pricing is on the Porsche website.

£116000 for the Turbo and £139000 for the Turbo S.

Gulp.
The cheaper RWD version will be an interesting one - after all, most folk don't want/need the extra performance of twin motors.

DeltonaS

1,867 posts

84 months

Wednesday 4th September
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golfer19

1,278 posts

79 months

Wednesday 4th September
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How much?

DeltonaS

1,867 posts

84 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Krikkit said:
mstrbkr said:
PaulD86 said:
I think that may be the first electric car (maintstream) that I've found interesting. Looks great and some impressive numbers. Curious on the price. I'd have one over a Tesla every day of the week and I suspect I'm not the only one!
Pricing is on the Porsche website.

£116000 for the Turbo and £139000 for the Turbo S.

Gulp.
The cheaper RWD version will be an interesting one - after all, most folk don't want/need the extra performance of twin motors.
The GTS will probably be the pick of the range again rolleyes

austinsmirk

3,547 posts

69 months

Wednesday 4th September
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mstrbkr said:
"there are a couple of gaps in the battery-packed floor to create rear footwells"

If this is true laugh

So rear passengers have their feet in essentially a bucket instead of tucked under the front seats?
lets be honest, more than one car has been built now with a strange hump all the way down the middle to accommodate the prop shaft, for a few years now smile

mstrbkr

7,058 posts

144 months

Wednesday 4th September
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austinsmirk said:
mstrbkr said:
"there are a couple of gaps in the battery-packed floor to create rear footwells"

If this is true laugh

So rear passengers have their feet in essentially a bucket instead of tucked under the front seats?
lets be honest, more than one car has been built now with a strange hump all the way down the middle to accommodate the prop shaft, for a few years now smile
That's not what the article implies though. That's batteries in a centre tunnel; it is not two gaps in the entire floor to create foot wells! I suspect it's just badly written.

Jumpingjackflash

355 posts

125 months

Wednesday 4th September
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The turbo model name is ridiculous. I do find electric cars interesting but I would like to wait and found out about the lifespan of the batteries and how it affects residual values.

I had a Mercedes E-class hybrid and it didn’t manage to average 30mpg.

In the meantime I will stick with my 6.0 v12 Rapide S. ( back seats of he Taycan look just as roomy as the Rapide lol)

Julian Thompson

1,139 posts

184 months

Wednesday 4th September
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DeltonaS said:
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Makes the Panamera look like the pig ugly lump that it is....

simonbamg

371 posts

69 months

Wednesday 4th September
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There must be a few of you feeling cold by this, I think it’s superb and only there first go, the future looks good

BFleming

1,373 posts

89 months

Wednesday 4th September
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MOBB said:
And the pics of the black Taycan shows exhaust tips too :-/
Unless those are pre-production cars?
phil4 said:
Don't like the lights on the black one. Blue one seems ok.
Don't people realise the black one is a disguised model (with fake headlight, rear light stickers and exhaust tips), and the blue one is.... not?

Julian Thompson

1,139 posts

184 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Heading to Zuffenhausen next month for a factory tour. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, they show us of this...

devnull

2,163 posts

103 months

Wednesday 4th September
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We are now at the point where the mainstream is beginning to catchup. They will win over Tesla with better interiors and brand heritage. Unless they up their game, Tesla will be reduced to fanboys only in the future.

J4CKO

28,163 posts

146 months

Wednesday 4th September
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chelme said:
Why call it a Turbo, when it is all electric?!

It's misrepresenting what it is.

Taycan keep it.
Turbo = Fast

It doesnt need to have an exhaust driven air pump to get a badge on it, I have had so many things in my life with Turbo written on them and it hasnt ever mattered.

A Vaccum Cleaner
A Bicycle Saddle
A Computer

Sure there are other ones I cant think of, most punters wont care, Porsche Turbos are the faster models of their range, add an S for a bit of extra.

So many things in life have names that aren't representative, I am sure we can cope with this without going all Rain Man about it.

Please dont have that conversation with anyone who owns one "Its not a Turbo you know", they probably already understand and it will make you sound a bit strange.

124 mph in 9.8 sec, that must be a bit vivid.








corden

67 posts

80 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Being a 'first look' article, I'm sure it was intentional that there weren't too many comparisons with the Model S, but it must be one hell of a steer to be heavier, slower, 100 miles less range and still worth the £20k premium.

I'm sure interior and exterior quality will be greatly improved over the S, but there sure are a whole load of other compromises.

I look forward to the back-to-back test!

hu8742

13 posts

71 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Not even close to being the much touted 'Tesla killer'. Way more expensive, worse range, cramped interior. It also looks like the love child of Panamera and 911. Disappointing.

RacerMike

2,477 posts

157 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Absolutely mega. Everything I hoped it would be, although a little bit of a shame they couldn't get the 350kW charging....

Would happily have this over a Panamera, and I can't wait to see the comparisons with Tesla. Proper EV from a proper car company.

I 8 a 4RE

122 posts

187 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Flip me, that’s ugly!!

DMC2

1,359 posts

157 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Turbo lol.

Visually it just looks like a Panamera copy, and that is no looker. Bit of a shame as the Mission-e car was looking okay for a while there.

Augustus Windsock

1,777 posts

101 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Wills2 said:
The Turbo bit is just daft.
No more daft than Mercedes labelling a car 6.3 when it’s 6.2. Or less...
Personally I like the look of this and if I had the money would arrange a test drive in a flash
My only problem is the range.
Actually what I kean is that if I wanted to drive to my villa in the south of Spain I’d charge the car at home before leaving.
The drive to Folkestone is circa 221miles from Chez Moi.
But then Calais to the villa is circa 1275miles
I’m presuming that I would need to top up with electrickety near Folkestone or Calais
Now in my current petrol car it’s a 5min fill up at tops, but electrickety doesn’t allow me to do that
Plus there will no doubt be countless others wanting to stick a few volts into their Porsche which could involve a long wait
Then repeat 4 times, potentially on the way to Almeria.
Until the infrastructure is in place to have (very) rapid charging it will never win people like me over.
Screw the planet and all the yoghurt weaving, muesli-treading saddle wearers, u til that day arrives I’d choose a 911...

Matt Wills

58 posts

174 months

Wednesday 4th September
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Why does it weigh 2.2 tonnes?

I thought it was a sports saloon not a Range Rovet!