Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

Taycan 4S Cross Turismo

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21ATS

Original Poster:

414 posts

39 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Order placed this morning.

Having never owned a Porsche or an Electric car this will be quite a departure for me.

Up until Wednesday this week I had no interest in electric vehicles and was quite happy with my 2017 Audi S6 Avant I'd bought new as my daily. Then I saw Matt Watsons review of the Taycan Wagon on YouTube. A quick conversation with our accountant and the benefits of running fully electric vehicles as company cars for director/owners compared to paying privately for our own vehicles was so clear that this become an absolute no brainer.

So we booked a test drive at Porsche Tonbridge this morning and ordered a pair.

The test drive was interesting, the salesman drove a Taycan Turbo, myself and my business partner drove the 4S behind him. There were a couple of times during the test drive that were full acceleration moments entering a dual carriageway, the Turbo went, we followed. When we got back we asked if he was giving it full beans, which he was. The one thing that became apparent straight away was the price delta between the 4S and the Turbo doesn't relate to the perfomance differential. It's not a £20K or so step up. Even the sales guy said the 4S was the sweet spot, it's still laugh out loud fast.

Now the wait begins till early next year.

My business partner is going with the Gentian Blue.

6+35 business lease through Porsche at circa £1,100 + vat per month - TBC as we tinkered with the specs this morning.

So this is what I ordered:-












Discombobulate

3,821 posts

153 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Green with envy.
Enjoy!

Nickbrapp

4,060 posts

97 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Bloody lovely first one I’ve seen not in white with black wheels and interior

Taffy66

4,671 posts

69 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Nice spec 21ATS. I'm also getting a 4S Cross Turismo which should get here in July and like you taking advantage of the tax perks through the business. I thought about paying through a PCP but also considering using Porsche Business lease. With the latter how do you get treated for tax purposes as i assume you can't get the 100% First year WDA this way whereas with PCP you can.

R8_Matt

1 posts

2 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Exciting.

I ordered one too: first EV and first Porsche. My order was in March and build is October. Happy Days!

21ATS

Original Poster:

414 posts

39 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Taffy66 said:
Nice spec 21ATS. I'm also getting a 4S Cross Turismo which should get here in July and like you taking advantage of the tax perks through the business. I thought about paying through a PCP but also considering using Porsche Business lease. With the latter how do you get treated for tax purposes as i assume you can't get the 100% First year WDA this way whereas with PCP you can.
I'm yet to have a full conversation about the VAT side of it with my accountant, so how we fund it might change.

At this point I'm not sure if we can claim all the vat back on the monthlies or only 50% due to there being personal use.

Whatever way it's so much cheaper than what we're doing now it would hav e been daft not to.

Dealer said more than 90% of Taycan sales are business, they just make so much sense. No doubt that will change in the future!

21ATS

Original Poster:

414 posts

39 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Discombobulate said:
Green with envy.
Enjoy!
Funnily enough Mamba green was my second choice!

I like a nice colour, not monochrome but I felt the car was just too big for Mamba, it's a small car colour.

21ATS

Original Poster:

414 posts

39 months

Saturday 22nd May
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R8_Matt said:
Exciting.

I ordered one too: first EV and first Porsche. My order was in March and build is October. Happy Days!
Taffy66 said:
Nice spec 21ATS. I'm also getting a 4S Cross Turismo which should get here in July and like you taking advantage of the tax perks through the business. I thought about paying through a PCP but also considering using Porsche Business lease. With the latter how do you get treated for tax purposes as i assume you can't get the 100% First year WDA this way whereas with PCP you can.
Post up the spec pictures guys, it's nice too see what others have gone for.

Terminator X

11,142 posts

171 months

Saturday 22nd May
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"Ordered a pair"

Vintage PH!

TX.

xxxx5

18 posts

24 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Congratulations, I have order also a CT 4, ready for 1September, will be joining a 718 Cayman.

BorkBorkBork

86 posts

18 months

Saturday 22nd May
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I’ve gone Neptune Blue. July delivery.





F20CN16

8,772 posts

165 months

Saturday 22nd May
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Love these. Definitely in my dream garage for daily driving duties. Love that burgundy colour.

21ATS

Original Poster:

414 posts

39 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Terminator X said:
"Ordered a pair"

Vintage PH!

TX.
Just wait till you see the matching number plates, that'll really trigger you.

russy01

4,546 posts

148 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Congrats, great choice! Similar to my specs...

I’ve spent most of the day doing the maths. Hopefully I’ve got it right...

Going to try and get a drive next week, happy with what you’ve said about the performance difference between the 4S and Turbo. I clearly want a turbo - but it stops being so cheap as with some options it’s knocking on the door of £125!

I’d love to see your specs. I’ve gone relatively light, coming in at about £100k.

I’m currently undecided between Carmine red or Gentian Blue.

Here is the code for my blue spec - PMVKF8N2

What’s your eta?








21ATS

Original Poster:

414 posts

39 months

Sunday 23rd May
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I was around the £100K mark, I'll post up the code tomorrow when I'm back in the office, it's on my email in there.

Delivery for us is realistically early next year. Our man at Porsche Tonbridge explained that dealership had taken orders for 24 new cars last week, 15 of which were Taycan's (of which 7 were Turismo's) The other 9 orders they took were spread over every other model. SO you can see how build slots are being sucked up at a rate of knots.

I binned the passenger screen, it wasn't in the car we test drove and I saw little advantage of having it. There were already more screens than I knew what to do with. In fact it took us 20 minutes to figure out how to turn the radio on. I'm really not a fan of touch screen, but right now it seems to be the future. I'd prefer a few buttons for the more important functions then touch screen for the stuff you only change when stationary.

My big ticket item is the wheels, I'd prefer smaller than 21" (for ride quality) but they all just look rubbish, so I went with the options. The test car rode so well on 21's I was impressed and every review I've watched so far has said the Turismo is softer still - perfect for a daily.

Second big ticket item is rear wheel steering, it's a big car and I currently live with a 2017 Audi C7 S6 Avant which is almost the same size. Rear wheel steering will make parking a lot easier and it comes with the enhanced steering at slow speed.

I didn't like the "sound" in the test car, we asked him to turn it off and found it much nicer without.

Panoramic roof was a must for me as is surround view cameras.

I like the no cost option chalk beige interior as it tones nicely with the Cherry paint.

It's shame they don't offer that lovely rich metallic orange colour they do on the Panamera, I would have gone for that if it was a possibility, it would look great with the black trim.

The thing with Porsche though, we may may moan about the options, but unlike Audi or Mercedes you aren't restricted to bundles or packages where you have a whole load of stuff you don't want just to get the one item you did. You spec your car how you want it, after all it's a contract hire deal, it's being handed back and there's no thought whatsoever of speccing it for a good residual.

Oh and I despise privacy glass, so being "allowed" to buy a premium car without it is a big tick in my book.

Edited by 21ATS on Sunday 23 May 23:00


Edited by 21ATS on Sunday 23 May 23:17

julian987R

1,388 posts

26 months

Sunday 23rd May
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My ordered spec






21ATS

Original Poster:

414 posts

39 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Very Bold.

julian987R

1,388 posts

26 months

Sunday 23rd May
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21ATS said:
Very Bold.
With mamba green seat inserts and Orange stitching

21ATS

Original Poster:

414 posts

39 months

Sunday 23rd May
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julian987R said:
With mamba green seat inserts and Orange stitching
Is this the Stevie Wonder edition?

russy01

4,546 posts

148 months

Monday 24th May
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21ATS said:
I was around the £100K mark, I'll post up the code tomorrow when I'm back in the office, it's on my email in there.

Delivery for us is realistically early next year. Our man at Porsche Tonbridge explained that dealership had taken orders for 24 new cars last week, 15 of which were Taycan's (of which 7 were Turismo's) The other 9 orders they took were spread over every other model. SO you can see how build slots are being sucked up at a rate of knots.

I binned the passenger screen, it wasn't in the car we test drove and I saw little advantage of having it. There were already more screens than I knew what to do with. In fact it took us 20 minutes to figure out how to turn the radio on. I'm really not a fan of touch screen, but right now it seems to be the future. I'd prefer a few buttons for the more important functions then touch screen for the stuff you only change when stationary.

My big ticket item is the wheels, I'd prefer smaller than 21" (for ride quality) but they all just look rubbish, so I went with the options. The test car rode so well on 21's I was impressed and every review I've watched so far has said the Turismo is softer still - perfect for a daily.

Second big ticket item is rear wheel steering, it's a big car and I currently live with a 2017 Audi C7 S6 Avant which is almost the same size. Rear wheel steering will make parking a lot easier and it comes with the enhanced steering at slow speed.

I didn't like the "sound" in the test car, we asked him to turn it off and found it much nicer without.

Panoramic roof was a must for me as is surround view cameras.

I like the no cost option chalk beige interior as it tones nicely with the Cherry paint.

It's shame they don't offer that lovely rich metallic orange colour they do on the Panamera, I would have gone for that if it was a possibility, it would look great with the black trim.

The thing with Porsche though, we may may moan about the options, but unlike Audi or Mercedes you aren't restricted to bundles or packages where you have a whole load of stuff you don't want just to get the one item you did. You spec your car how you want it, after all it's a contract hire deal, it's being handed back and there's no thought whatsoever of speccing it for a good residual.

Oh and I despise privacy glass, so being "allowed" to buy a premium car without it is a big tick in my book.

Edited by 21ATS on Sunday 23 May 23:00


Edited by 21ATS on Sunday 23 May 23:17
Yes agreed, it’s annoying as you watch the price soar as you click through the list - but as you say it’s good to be able to make these small changes.

Passenger screen, gimmick. Not even considered having it...

Rear Wheel steer - hear a lot of good about this, but never used so kind of ignored it?

Pan roof looks great.

Surround view a defo, big bonnet, tiny rear window!

I’m struggling to spec a £3k interior option, but would really like the black and red. The black and grey are boring, so here’s hoping I like the quality and colour of the black/chalk beige standard...

Wheels, agreed. I’m torn between the two 21 options...

Exciting stuff!