A Recap of the 2019 LA Autoshow

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Ah, the LA Autoshow, the most wonderful time of the year. To me, nothing beats getting to run around a giant convention center surrounded by the coolest cars of the year, you can imagine the smile on my face. This year, there weren’t as many reveals from enthusiast brands, but it was still something, and totally worth my time. Here are some of the highlights of the 2019 LA Autoshow.

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Audi RS6 Avant

As enthusiasts, I think we can agree that there are few things cooler than a really powerful wagon. The all new Audi RS6 Avant is no different. For the first time, us Americans have access to Audi’s famed super wagon. Powered by a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 (no surprise there) and assisted by a mild hybrid system for efficiency, the new RS6 Avant makes a whopping 591 hp and 590 lb/ft of torque. Combine this with a lightning quick 8 speed automatic transmission, and you get a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph, in a family station wagon. How cool is that? Not to mention it looks gorgeous with its sleek lines and low slung chassis, this thing is ready to gap supercars while the AC blasting and your kids jamming out in the back seats.

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BMW M8 and M2 CS

It’s no secret that I’ve become a rather passionate BMW fan recently. After driving my friend’s E36 M3, my whole perspective of the brand changed. I’m proud to say that the BMW section this year was by far my favorite at the Autoshow. Sure, there was the stunning M8 Competition (the cabriolet has a very VERY low windshield I found out) and your host of M5s and I8s and X6 Ms, but what really stole the show for me was the M2 CS. Ask any BMW fan and they will most certainly tell you that the Bavarian marque is not what it used to be in terms of making sports cars. Sure, the new M5 is amazing and the M4 is faster than ever, but it seems that BMW is shifting further and further away from making sports cars. That’s exactly why I love the M2 CS so much. It is simply the closest BMW has been to recreating the legendary E46 M3, which most say was the peak of BMW. The small, nimble 2 series chassis combined with BMW’s S55 engine (a proper M engine) gives us one of the purest driving experiences you can buy today. Not to mention the CS now makes 450 hp and comes standard with a 6 speed manual. What a car.

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C8 Corvette

Along with being one of the most anticipated cars of 2019, the C8 Corvette was a complete showstopper this week, drawing in crowds from all over the convention center. On display were both the coupe and convertible versions of the new corvette. I’m happy to say that both trims looked just as good in person as they did in their reveal pictures, although they are a bit wider than you’d think. Also, if I’m not mistaken, I believe this was one of the first, if not the first, public car show for the C8 Corvette Convertible, which is basically a Coupe with an automatic targa top. I look forward to seeing how the C8 compares to other sports cars and even supercars as GM has made some very bold claims about the future of their flagship sports car.

 

 

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Mustang Shelby GT500 and Mustang Mach E

I think it’s safe to say that this year, Americans dominated the LA Autoshow. Ford this year, proudly displayed their new “Mustang” Mach E on the podium. This is all while the GT500 was placed just like another car in the showroom. Say what you want about the Mach E, but there’s no denying that Ford is very passionate about their new model, and by the looks of it (as much as it pains me to say it) so was everyone else. I think we’ve all heard enough about the Mach E, but thankfully, the new 760 hp Shelby GT500 did not disappoint. This thing is mean and ready to take names.

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Toyota Supra

I never thought I’d get to see the day where a Supra was an actual part of the LA Autoshow and not just in the aftermarket section. This was my first time seeing a Supra in person and it’s a lot bigger than one might expect. The interior is also VERY BMW which is not necessarily a bad thing, but I expect more Toyota in a Toyota Supra (they also locked the hood so no one could see the BMW B58 engine which I thought was pretty funny).

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Porsche

Although Porsche had no new reveals aside from the entry level Taycan 4S, the Porsche section was pretty good this year. There were plenty of racecars and 2 992s, one of which was sporting the new Sport Design Package which looks really nice in person. There was also the all new Cayenne Coupe Turbo S E-Hybrid which was menacing as ever. The all new 718 GT4 and Spyder were there too, and it pains me to say that they were rather disappointing. In pictures, these cars are some of the nicest Porsches that have ever been made, yet they were rather lackluster in person. The lines and the proportions for the lights were just not there and they looked too similar to base 718 models. I’m glad their 8,000 rpm redlines make up for it though.

The Verdict

As I said before, there really wasn’t anything too special at the Autoshow, not for enthusiasts at least. But, the tuner hall was really cool this year and we also got to see our friends from Malibu Autobahn at their own stand which was very nice. Overall, I still had lots of fun and am very glad to have gone.

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The Ducktailed 992 Turbo: New Option or New Model?

What do you think this mysterious ducktailed 911 is?

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For years, the Nurburgring Nordschleife has been known as the “gold standard” as far as tracks go. It has everything from high speed corners to tight second gear turns, combined with banks and elevation changes. This 16.12 mile stretch has become the ultimate measure of a car’s handling; it’s no wonder so many Porsches have been caught testing here.

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Earlier this week, a mysterious 992 prototype with a very unique ducktail spoiler was caught tearing up the track in typical Porsche fashion. Now, ducktail spoilers have been on 911s since the very beginning, so it was only a matter of time before the 992 got the ducktail treatment right? Well, not exactly. The weird thing about this car was that it was unmistakably a 911 Turbo, now that is something we have never seen before.

At face value, this could just be a new option for the Turbo lineup, but rumor has it that this new 911 could in fact be an all new model; supposedly called the 911 Turbo GTS. For those that don’t know, Porsche’s current 911 Turbo lineup consists of two main models, the base 911 Turbo and the more powerful 911 Turbo S. Both cars come powered by a 3.8 liter twin turbocharged flat 6 making 540 hp in the base model and 580 hp in the S (these power figures are expected to rise significantly with the upcoming 992 models).

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If this prototype is a Turbo “GTS,” expect a slight bump in power from the S, along with a bunch of optional extras that will come as standard since Porsche’s GTS models have always been about getting a bunch of options for a cheaper price.

Personally, I’m not a big fan of a brand featuring lots of models just for the sake of having more cars. Take the BMW Gran Coupes for example, they literally have no purpose other than to cannibalize the sales of proper BMW sedans like the 3 series and 5 series. The same goes for Porsche having over 30 different 911 models, I just think it’s pointless. If it were up to me, I would only have one Carrera model (equivalent to a Carrera GTS), a Carrera 4 model (equivalent to a Carrera 4 GTS), a Targa model (equivalent to a Targa 4 GTS), a 911 Turbo (equivalent to a Turbo S), a GT3, GT2, and their RS counterparts. The GT3 Touring can stay too.

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But regardless of what I think about Porsche’s model expansion, I think we can all agree that whatever this new car is, it will be fast, sexy, and a joy to drive; a supercar worthy of the Porsche name.

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The 5 Most Expensive Porsches Ever Made

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Anyone who is into cars can tell you that it is by no means a cheap hobby. Over time cars have gotten more and more expensive, and so have parts. This is all while the actual value of the car continues to depreciate. But, there are those rare instances where the value of a car actually appreciates over time. The two most notable brands when it comes to appreciation are Ferrari and Porsche. Although Ferrari easily takes the victory in terms of appreciation (the most expensive car ever sold at auction was a Ferrari 250 GTO which sold for $48.4 million) Porsche has some ultra rare, valuable cars of its own. Here are the 5 most expensive Porsches ever sold at auction.

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Number 5: The Porsche 917/30 Spyder

The Porsche 917 needs no introduction. It is one of the most successful racecars ever made winning races in all sorts of classes. Of all the 917 variants, the 917/30t Spyder was the craziest one by far. The 917/30 was built in the early 1970s to compete in the North American Can-Am Racing Series, which it dominated. Part of the reason why it was so good was its other worldly powerplant. The 917/30 remains one of the most powerful racecars ever built making around 1500hp from its 5.4 liter twin turbo flat 12 which propelled the car to 60 mph in just 2.1 seconds and onto a top speed of 227 mph. Keep in mind though, that this was an old school turbo engine, meaning the car was overrun with turbo lag. This and the fact that there was over 400 liters of fuel on board made the 917/30 Spyder one of the scariest racecars to drive. Chassis No. 4 was recently sold for $3,000,000 at auction.

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Number 4: The Porsche 550 A Spyder

Among other things, the Porsche 550 was Porsche’s first ever purpose built racing car, and boy was it special. This car was nicknamed “The Giant Killer” because it completely walked its competition with about 1/3 of the horsepower. The 550 was powered by a 1.5 liter air cooled flat 4 which made around 135 horsepower, so powerful I know. But what the 550 lacked in power, it made up for in handling 10 fold. This car was much lighter and more agile than its competition. So much so, that it won races like the 1956 Targa Florio and the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans with ease. This car has built such a great legacy, that one (Chassis No. 145) was sold recently at auction for a staggering $5,170,000.

 

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Number 3: The Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion

The 911 GT1 Strassenversion (meaning street version) was Porsche’s homlogation special for its legendary GT1 racecar. (Click here to read all about the legend that was the 911 GT1) Limited to just 20 units, the GT1 Strassenversion was built for the sole purpose of Porsche being able to meet requirements to race their GT1. Just by looking at it, you can tell that the GT1 is something special. With its radical design, mid engined layout, and more wings and scoops than you can count, you know it means business. Under the hood though was even more special since the GT1 came powered by a slightly detuned version of the racecar’s 3.6 liter twin turbo flat 6 designed by the legendary Hans Mezger. In fact, this engine was basis for the famous “Mezger engine” that powered the 996 and 997 911 Turbos and GT cars. In the Strassenversion, this engine made 536 hp and 450 lb/ft of torque which propelled the car to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds all the way to a top speed of 191 mph. A GT1 Strassenversion recently sold at auction for $5,665,000.

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Number 2: The Porsche 956

Like the 917, the Porsche 956 was known for its dominance in motorsport. The 956’s specialty was 1980s Group C racing, you can imagine how that went. The 956 was powered by a 2.65 liter twin turbo flat 6 that made around 635 hp which could take the 956 all the way to speeds of around 227 mph without breaking a sweat. More importantly though, the 956 was one of the first racecars to feature “Ground Effect” Styling which meant that the car’s body was designed in a specific way to maximize downforce. The 956 took aerodynamics very seriously and won a lot of races as a result. It also set the overall Nurburgring lap record at 6 minutes and 11.13 seconds; this record was held for 35 years until being beaten by Porsche’s own 919 Evo. The most famous of the 956 fleet though was Chassis No. 3 which won many races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Chassis No. 3 is widely considered to be one of the most successful racecars ever and it fetched a whopping $10,120,000 at auction.

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Number 1: The Porsche 917K

If there is one car that sums up Porsche’s racing history, it’s the 917, the most popular of which is the 917K. For those that don’t know, the 917 was the car that gave Porsche its first overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970. The 917 came powered by Porsche’s legendary flat 12 engine developed by none other than Hans Mezger. In it’s most powerful configuration, the engine was 5.0 Liters and produced a maximum of 630 hp. The 917 also pioneered “Ground Effect” Styling which made the car very stable, stable enough to take the Mulsanne Straight at speeds in excess of 220 mph. In fact, drivers even reported being able to take their hands off the steering wheel at speeds of over 240 mph, that’s how stable it was. Along with its incredible speed and handling, the 917 was also one of the best (in my opinion, THE best) sounding Porsche ever made. Steve McQueen’s 917 from the movie, Le Mans, broke the record for the most expensive Porsche ever sold, selling at $14,080,000, the best for last.

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The 997.2 911 GT3RS: Analog Perfection

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Before I start, I would first like to thank @lennsport for taking the time out his busy day to make this review possible. He is a true car enthusiast and just a great guy to be around. This wouldn’t have been possible without him.

As time has progressed, so have cars. Cars today are in every way faster and more efficient than they were 10, 20, and 30 years ago. With fancy turbocharged engines, lightning fast dual clutch transmissions, crazy suspension, and carbon ceramic brakes the size of my boxster’s wheels, it’s no surprise at all. But notice how I said “faster” instead of “better.” This is because as we have seen, faster, does not necessarily mean better. I am a firm believer that there is such thing as too much horsepower when it comes to how fun a car is. That is why I firmly believe that the 997.2 GT3RS is the best driver’s car money can buy, period.

Don’t get me wrong, the new GT3RS is a phenomenal car (if you don’t believe me click on this sentence to see our review of one) but it is nothing compared to the 997.2 in terms of driving pleasure.Let me explain.

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The Looks and Interior

Looks are subjective, I’ll agree to that. Some people don’t like the look of Porsche’s GT cars with their flared wheel arches and monstrous wings, heck, some people don’t like the look of the Porsche 911 as a whole; I am not one of those people. In my humble opinion, the 997.2 generation is the best looking 911 out there. It has perfect proportions, subtle yet noticable lines, and those perfect tail lights. Combine this subtle, yet special body with the wing and flares of a GT3RS and you get pure perfection, I mean just look at it. It’s not wide like a 4 lane freeway, but it’s not a motorcycle either. If there is a “Goldilocks 911,” this is it. Also it’s the only car in the history of mankind to look good in red wheels which is a plus in my book.

The interior is probably the least special thing about this car and that’s saying something. It’s just as refined and high quality as any 997 with touches of red alcantara and fabric door pulls to make you feel a little special. The seats though are something else. Those buckets are straight out of a racecar and they hold you in like one; they are not for people with back pain.

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The Acceleration

Thanks to you guys, I’ve been lucky enough to experience a variety of supercars and sports cars in my life with the 997.2 GT3RS being one of them. And if you’re all about specs and 0-60 times, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed, this is not the car for you. With 450hp coming out of its 3.8 liter flat 6 and a 3,020 lb curb weight, the 997.2 GT3RS is no slouch, but it’s not at the level of today’s supercars, and quite frankly, I don’t really care. After driving a Ferrari 458, I learned what it means to have too much power. The GT3RS is riding this fine line where it’s blisteringly fast, but not too fast to be unusable. Also, one thing that I noticed was just how linear the power delivery was. They weren’t lying when they said they’d put a racing engine in the GT3RS, that Mezger motor is true to a racecar, much more so than the engine of a 991 GT3RS.

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The Sound

Speaking of that glorious Mezger flat 6, one thing that makes the GT3RS so enjoyable is its sound. In a world of muffled, turbocharged, souless, engines, the song of the 997.2 GT3RS is a true gem. The sound is just so raw and unfiltered, it makes the new GT3RS sound like a Tesla. As you climb through the revs (and oh does this engine like to rev), the hairs on the back of your neck stand up as you hear the cams, valves, and exhaust all working in perfect unison up to its 8400 rpm redline. Even at startup and idle, it sounds special with its vibrating flywheel making it sound like a cammed V8 at idle. Long story short, the 997.2 GT3RS is loud and proud, with no compromises what so ever.

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The Way It Drives

Everything I’ve mentioned so far: racecar looks, the racecar seats, the racecar engine, and the racecar sound lead up to the 997.2 GT3RS being one of the best, if not the best driving cars ever made. This is largely in part because everything is connected together by a perfect, 997 era 6 speed manual transmission complete with a factory short shifter and tightened gear ratios. The manual is what really brings this car together, and it’s what sets it apart from the competition. Combine this beautiful setup with perfect hydraulic steering feel and some racecar suspension as a nice little cherry on top and you get the 997.2 GT3RS. You know it’s special just by looking at it and after one mash of the throttle pedal, you know you’re in for a treat. The car just grips and grips and grips, just like the new GT3RS’ of today. That suspension gives you a tough time on the street but when you’re going fast, that equates for ZERO body roll. This thing truly corners like it’s on rails. I said before that this car’s acceleration makes it feel outdated, but that is NOT the case with the handling, if anything, it feels much faster than any new supercar.

The Verdict

Going in to this review, I thought the 997.2 GT3RS would feel like a more powerful and slightly sharper version of my 997.1 Carrera. I didn’t think for a second it would be on par with the new supercars of today. Thankfully, I was wrong, this is in every way, a tried and true supercar (scratch that, racecar, this is a racecar). And after reviewing it, I know why they’ve become so expensive. There simply is nothing like it on the road today, and there probably never will be ever again. The 997.2 GT3RS was the last supercar of the Golden Age.

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UPDATE: The Manual 992 is Finally Here!

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For those of you that read last week’s article, first of all, thank you so much. Second of all, I’ll admit that we ended on a rather sad note because it seemed like Porsche had given up on a manual transmission for the 992 Carrera models. There had been no news and no test cars and it was becoming time to assume the worst. Thankfully though, I was wrong because about two days after last week’s article was published, Porsche proudly unveiled the manual transmission as a no cost option for the 992 Carrera S and 4S. The manual for the Carrera and Carrera 4 models will be revealed later (likely at this year’s LA Auto Show).

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Like from the last 2 generations, the manual transmission in the 992 will be a 7 speed unit-basically a 6 speed with a highway cruising gear. Luckily for the purists, the manual comes as a no cost option and will save you approximately 84 pounds over the standard 8 speed PDK transmission. And for the first time, Porsche will even throw in the Sport Chrono Package free of charge if you select the manual. This option in my opinion is crucial to getting the most fun out of your 911. In the manual 992, it gives you a drive mode select switch, PSM Sport Mode, Automatic Rev matching (you don’t need that), and Porsche Active driveline mounts. More importantly, this would cost an additional $2,720 if it was on a PDK car. Manual equipped cars will also come equipped with mechanical limited slip differentials, unlike the electronic LSD that’s mated to the PDK transmission.

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So far, the only performance figures we have for the manual 992s are that they both have the same top speeds as their PDK equipped counterparts (191 mph for the Carrera S and 190 mph for the Carrera 4S). Obviously, 0-60 times will be slower for the manual cars but with some power shifting lessons, I’m sure a skilled driver can keep the times within the mid 3 seconds rather than the low 4s.

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So yes, the PDK is faster in every single way possible. It’s also easier to drive, and more fuel efficient. But honestly who cares? A Porsche 911 is a sports car, built for tearing up back roads and racetracks on early Sunday mornings. Your 911 shouldn’t be your daily driver that you lug to work every day, and if it is, I’m sorry to say, but you need a different car. I actually daily drove my 997 911 for about a month and it was awful. The ride was too harsh, the clutch was too heavy, and it drank gas like there was no tomorrow. These cars aren’t built for sitting in traffic jams, if you don’t believe me, drive a 911 below 10 mph, you’ll see what I mean. And there’s no denying that in a car like a Carrera S, whose speed is very accessible and not overwhelming, a manual is by all means, the more fun car to drive. That’s what it’s all about, so thank you Porsche for keeping the manual alive.

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Where is the Manual 992?

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It’s been almost a year since the 992 generation 911 was unveiled to the world at the LA Auto Show. In that year, the 992 911 has clearly established itself as a car worthy of the 911 badge. Journalist after journalist has raved about the 992’s distinct, 911 style driving feel despite its increased focus on luxury. The 992 is in every way a true 911 so that’s good, but there’s still a lot more to come.

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In the year where we’ve had the 992, not much has actually happened in terms of new info. The only models out right now are the Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera S, and Carrera 4S along with their cabriolet counterparts. Compared to the 30+ variants that were offered for the 991 generation 911, the 992 seems to be falling short, not that it’s a bad thing. But anyway, the 992 clearly has a long way to go and judging by the undisguised 992 Turbos, targas, GT3s, and GTSs, that have been seen testing out on the track, Porsche is clearly up to something. But despite the non-stop onslaught of 992 variants, there seems to be a lack of manual 992s. The only 992s that have been seen recently with a manual have been the GT3 prototypes, but what about the Carrera models already on sale?

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For those that don’t know, the 992 was revealed at the 2018 LA Autoshow in the form of the Carrera S and 4S, each solely equipped with Porsche’s new 8 speed PDK transmission. When I was at the event, I noticed the lack of a manual transmission and fearing the worst, I asked about its absence , and was reassured that it would become available next year. Well, we’re about 82% through with 2019 and we’ve yet to see a 992 Carrera with a manual transmission. I don’t know about you but this is pretty alarming.

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The manual transmission has always been a staple of a true Porsche. It is what truly connects the driver to the car. The feeling of rowing your own gears through a twisty canyon road is what Porsche has always been about. I understand that the PDK is faster and still fun to drive-trust me, I’ve driven one-but nothing compares to the driving feel of a manual transmission. And it’s not like we’ve never seen a prototype either. Long before the 992 was revealed, an image surfaced of a disguised prototype with, you guessed it, a proper manual gearbox. So has Porsche really given up on the manual for its base model cars? We already lost the NA engine, and I certainly hope we don’t lose the manual transmission. Let’s hope that the upcoming LA Auto Show will clear some things up for us.

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The Porsche Taycan 4S: Porsche’s “Entry Level” Taycan Has Arrived

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When it comes to revealing new cars or new models, the traditional way was to reveal the lower trims first, and then work your way up. Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, and even Honda have adopted this standard. But since the Porsche Taycan is anything but the current precedent, I guess Porsche figured that they should unveil its different trims the complete opposite of how it’s been done for years. Case-in-point, they just unveiled the brand new Taycan 4S, one of their “entry level” Taycans.

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First and foremost, the naming makes sense this time, unlike the more expensive Taycan Turbo. Taycan is the name of the model, the 4 means 4 wheel drive (which it has) and the S meaning that this is the “Sport” version, indicating that there is still more to come. The pricing of the new Taycan 4S also makes sense; it starts at a relatively affordable $103,800. This price however, means nothing since with all the options selected, the Taycan 4S will run you close to $200,000. Even with no options, our entry level Taycan is still miles more expensive than the Tesla Model S, but then again, you get what you pay for.

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Despite the Taycan 4S being the “entry level” model thus far, it is by no means a slouch. With the standard performance battery equipped, the Taycan 4S can make up to 522 hp and sprint to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. Keep in mind the 911 GT3 with its 500 hp, 9,000 rpm screaming flat 6 makes just 500 hp and sprints to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds with a manual transmission equipped. If you were to opt for the performance battery though, power would jump to 562 hp and the 0-60 time would drop to 3.6 seconds, not bad for the entry level car.

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Now a big problem with the more expensive Taycan Turbo and Turbo S models was the range. The Taycan was built to be a road car, not a racecar thus, the car’s range would be a significant figure. Unfortunately, the Turbo and Turbo S lacked dominance when it came to range. The Taycan 4S’ 288 mile range trumps the 256 mile range of the Turbo and the 280 mile range of the Turbo S. Keep in mind though that these numbers are using the WLTP standard. The EPA has yet to release official range figures. None the less, the Taycan 4S has the range Porsche has been promising.

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Aside from these, a slightly smaller drivetrain, different wheels, and a little less leather, there really isn’t much to separate the Taycan 4S from its more powerful siblings. This begs the question, is an extra 200 hp on your daily driver worth paying $90,000 more for the Turbo S? If it were up to me, I’d take the 4S and save the $90,000 for a used GT3, but to each their own. You really won’t be disappointed either way.

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