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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The All-Electric Macan Is Coming in Hot

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Numbers are everything, period. They determine what we do, how we feel, how we act. They explain the world around us and provide the key to unlock the future. And there are an infinite amount of numbers, literally, yet today’s car scene seems to be obsessed with the number 7. It seems that every day now, supercars are setting sub 7 minute Nurburgring laps with 700+ hp cars. Heck, even a Jeep Grand Cherokee has 700+ hp. Being a leader in the performance car world, its no surprise that Porsche has adopted the 700 hp gold standard. The fastest 911, Cayenne, Taycan, and Panamera all have around 700 hp. And recent news suggests that the Macan will soon be joining the 700 hp club.

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The Porsche Taycan changed the brand forever, there’s no doubting that. With the Taycan came the development of Porsche’s J1 platform, which is where our story begins today. Now, it’s no secret that Porsche was planning on electrifying their baby SUV, the Macan, in the near future. The only problem was that Porsche didn’t really have a platform to accommodate the heavy batteries that power EVs. That was until the Taycan arrived with its J1 platform. From the J1 platform, Volkswagen derived its new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) Platform which the new Macan EV will be based on.

The target date is around 2021, and initially, the Macan EV will be sold alongside its gas powered brother although it will sport a radically different design so we can easily differentiate the two. Now I know what you’re thinking-and I thought the same thing when I first heard of this-,”Who cares about the Macan?” Porsche enthusiasts-at least the ones reading this-care about sports cars, emotion, and horsepower; a new electric SUV is literally the opposite of those 3. I admit, at first glance, this does kind of look bad. But remember Porsche’s obsession with the number 7? Well what if I told you that this new electric Macan will be making up to 700 hp and not just any horsepower, 700 instant, electric horsepower with electric all wheel drive. Now that’s a Porsche.

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That’s right, the upcoming electric Macan Turbo and Tubro S (yes I know what you’re thinking about the name) will be making around 700 hp, just like the 911 GT2RS. This upcoming electric Macan also begs a different question: Which cars will Porsche electrify next?

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From a business standpoint, it seems reasonable, and probable that Porsche will further modify the Taycan’s J1 platform to accommodate an actual sports car, a 718 perhaps? Like the Macan, it’s also been rumored that Porsche will be electrifying the 718 twins so I don’t think it’s that far fetched to assume that the J1 platform is Porsche’s first step to making electric sports car. Anyway, let me know what you think. Is an electric Macan just another fast SUV, or the first step in Porsche’s electric car world domination?

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Is the Porsche 911 Still a True Sports Car?

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The Porsche 911 has long had a reputation of being [in a German accent],”The world’s most favorite sports car.” Over time, that reputation has not changed one bit but the 911 itself has. With each generation, the 911 has gotten heavier, wider, more comfortable, etc. Take the 991 for example. The 991 911 was better in every measurable way than its predecessor,  the 997. It was faster, sharper, wider, lower, and got better gas mileage. But although it was a better car, was it a better sports car?

To begin, we have to define what a sports car is. By definition, a sports car is “a low built car designed for performance at high speeds.” As car enthusiasts, we can all agree that there’s more to this. In my opinion, a sports car is a car built with the driving experience as the only priority; everything else is an afterthought. A perfect example of this would be the 986 Boxster. The first gen Boxster was impractical, got terrible gas mileage, the engine frequently blew up, the interior smelled funny, it was a terrible car to drive daily. Despite all these drawbacks, it still remains one of the most fun and enjoyable cars to drive on a canyon road. The reason for this was simple, its only purpose was to be driven hard on a canyon road. It just wasn’t built for sitting in traffic and taking the kids to school every day. The 986 Boxster was a true sports car.

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The 911 is in essence the same. It started off as a true, no compromise sports car, but at the years went on, it became more and more comfortable, wider, longer, and more practical. Up until the 997 generation, this really wasn’t a problem. I mean, the 997.2 was just as fun to drive as any other 911, but it was also a really nice car. After that though, things changed. I keep using the 991 as an example since it was really the first time a 911 could be a legitimate daily driver. All you had to do was put the PDK transmission in automatic mode, turn on the AC, and cruise. Every 911 after the 991 followed this pattern, they became less 986 Boxster and more BMW M6. This was great for the Beverly Hills housewife who wanted to show off her new Porsche convertible, but it took away the raw, uncompromised nature Porsche purists had fallen in love with.

So here’s where the answer to our initial question comes. Is the Porsche 911 still a true sports car? Kind of. I say this because compared to the 911s of old, the 992 is not a sports car. It’s 8 speed PDK, comfy ride, and touch screens simply cannot match the raw, uncompromised, mechanical driving dynamic of older 911 models. But, and there’s a BIG but, compared to the “sports cars” of today, the new 911 is the most engaging, raw, and driver focused sports car you can buy. Despite all the changes and revisions over the years, the 911 hasn’t lost its true roots; at least not as much as its competitors. The BMW M3 for example, is a completely different car now than it was 15 years ago. 15 years ago we had the legendary E46 M3. A car with no compromises, a legendary engine, and one of the best driving dynamics ever implemented into a road car. Modern M4s simply can’t compete in terms of driving experience, the only thing the cars have in common is their lineage; otherwise, they’re as different as Ferrari and Fiat. Compare this to a 996 911 and a 992. Sure the 996 might feel better and more engaging to drive, but you can tell that the 992 is still a 911.

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Porsche’s aim with the 911 has always been evolution instead of revolution and I think that’s saved them in the long run because in all honestly, a no compromise sports car simply would not sell as well as a more luxurious counterpart. What Porsche has done with the 992 is that they’ve built a sports car for 2019, not 1999.

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The 997 911: The First Choice for a Second-Hand Porsche

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Porsche enthusiasts are a very unique group of people. These people are so passionate about the brand that it often leads to bitter conflicts among them. But, one consensus that they all seem to agree on was that the 997 was a pretty good 911. The water cooled fans generally agree that it provided the perfect combination of luxury and driver engagement and air cooled purists seem to agree that it was the best that a water cooled Porsche could offer. Unlike with air cooled 911s, the market seems to be rather less sympathetic towards the 997 since one could easily pick up a Carrera model for anywhere from $25,000-$60,000; which is well within the reach of the average sports car enthusiast. That brings us to this, 997.1 911 Carrera which shows that although the 997 is getting old, it still remains to be the best 911 for the price.

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Styling

In my opinion, the 997.2 generation is the most beautiful 911 ever made. The size, the curves, the lines, everything is just perfect. And although the 997.1 is not as beautiful as its successor, it’s not a bad looking car. It’s got the classic 911 silhouette, it’s not too big, it doesn’t have the much disliked fried egg headlights of the 996, there’s really no bad angle for the car. The 997.1 also looks relatively modern considering it’s almost 15 years old.

Interior

Looks wise, the interior is what stands out on the 997.1. It’s simple, elegant, and driver focused. The seats are in the right place, the center console isn’t cluttered with unnecessary bluetooth and wireless calling options. It’s a sports car and the interior reflects it. The 997.1 is also a Porsche keep in mind so everything short of the volume and tuner dials for the radio are built with the utmost quality. There’s lots of nice leather, there’s no scratchy plastic like in the 996, it’s a very nice place to be.

Reliability

In general, Porsches are very well built cars, especially the newer ones. Sadly though, the 996 generation that preceded the 997 was not one of these newer ones. Of all the things wrong with that car, the most notable was the reliability of the M96 engine that powered it. For those that don’t know, the M96 was notorious for its IMS and RMS failures, it was by far one of the worst engines Porsche had ever built. And that M96 engine was unfortunately carried over to the 997 Carrera, Carrera 4, and Targa 4. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel since the M96s fitted to later 997.1 models, like the 2007 Carrera we tested, had been cleared of most of these problems. The Carrera we tested had almost 50,000 miles on it and ZERO mechanical problems. The car ran like a clock and showed no signs of stopping anytime soon. Honestly though, as long as you treat the engine well i.e. change the oil frequently, let it warm up before pushing it, etc. you should be fine.

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How it Drives

As of this writing, it’s been almost a year since RS Report was started. In that year, I’ve had the honor of being able to review so many amazing cars so trust me when I say that the 997.1 Carrera that we reviewed is the Goldilocks of performance cars. The steering feel is light enough to make quick maneuvers yet heavy enough to feel the road. With the sport chrono package (which is a must), the throttle response in “Sport Mode” is perfect for shredding through a canyon, and perfect for everyday driving in comfort mode. Everything in this car seems to be just right. But don’t let this commentary fool you into thinking that the 997.1 Carrera is a slow car, by any means.

The “base” model that we tested made 337 hp (325 hp stock) and 273 lb/ft of torque while weighing in at just 3,075 lbs. This power to weight ratio can still compete with the 991 Carrera, BMW M4, and all the new sports cars of today. This is a fast car, plain and simple. This low weight makes cornering a breeze, the car is very quick on its feet in the canyons and stable on the straightaways.

The 6 speed manual in our car was amazing as well. The clutch was perfect for fast upshifts and the engine revved so perfectly for the downshifts. The shifter is so perfect and precise, it’s like operating a rifle bolt.

And the sound, oh that beautiful sound. Each section of the rev range is accompanied by it’s own symphony. From 1,000-3,000 rpm you get the angry base tone of an old RSR racecar. From 3,000-5,500 rpm the angry base crescendos into a violent roar and right at 5,500 rpm, you get this beautiful resonance that marks the transition to that signature Porsche howl all the way to redline. Finally, you shift gears and get the encore you’ve been waiting for all the way to this car’s 177 mph top speed.

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The Verdict

The 997.1 911 is easily the best sports car under $60,000. Also keep in mind that our review was conducted in a non S Carrera without PASM or carbon ceramic brakes. Just imagine what those would add. Driving this car was an experience, the dazzling looks, the eviscerating sound, the smell of the leather, it all combined to make the ultimate driving experience. The 997 911 is without a doubt, the BEST sports car under $60,000.

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Is Porsche Making a 718 GT4RS?

 

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Ah, the Nurburgring. Automotive heaven to some while a critical testing site for others. For Porsche, it’s the latter. Nearly every Porsche has been seen testing here, from the GT2RS to the Panamera, and even the new Taycan. This week though, a heavily modified Cayman was spotted swerving around the track. For those that haven’t seen it, this new Cayman looks like a track focused version of the new GT4, could this perhaps be the long awaited 718 GT4RS?

If it is though, I’m honestly not surprised, I’m sure you’re not either. I mean, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been wanting and expecting a GT4RS ever since I found out about the long gearing and de-tuned engine on the 981 gen GT4. Could it be that Porsche is finally turning the Cayman into a proper supercar? But would they even consider it?

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It’s no secret that Porsche has been holding the Cayman back from reaching its full potential. Just look at my Boxster, that thing has a 2.5 liter flat 6 that barely makes 200 hp and keep in mind, the 911 that had the same M96 engine made 300 hp in 1999. If you want a more recent example, look at the gearing on both of the Cayman GT4s. 1st gear takes you up to about 46 mph while second hits the limiter at something like 81 mph! I remember Motor Trend did a calculation back in the day, that said if the 981 GT4 had Porsche’s typical 30 mph for 1st and around 60 mph for second, the 0-60 time would have gone from 4.1 seconds to around 3.6. Guess what, that’s faster than EVERY 911 short of the GT3; coincidence, I think not.

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Like every other RS car, this new GT4RS features the whole 9 yards of Porsche aero upgrades. It’s got NACA ducts, louvers on the rear window to cool the engine, what looks to be small front fender vents, and its party piece, that monstrous rear wing. I don’t care how much power they suck out of the engine or how long they make the gearing, this thing will be glued to the track.

Speaking of power, Porsche has made it very clear that they intend on using the current GT4’s 4.0 liter flat six in other cars. And the current engine for the GT4 is the naturally aspirated beauty we’ve been waiting for, it’s literally just a giant middle finger to turbo charged engines…I love it. What Porsche did is that they took the 911’s 3.0 liter twin turbo flat 6, they bored it out to 4.0 liters, they changed a bunch of internals, and they cut off those soul sucking turbos just like God intended. To add some insult to injury, they also raised the engine’s redline to 8,000 rpm; this thing is a screamer. Now the question is, how much power will they extract from it, because they’ve also made it very clear that the GT4’s engine is performing far below its potential. Realistically, I’m placing my bets at around 460 hp, which is enough to make the GT4RS insanely fast, but not faster than Porsche’s precious GT3.

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Or what they could do, and this is a stretch, is make the GT4RS the long awaited mid engined supercar I’ve always wanted, AKA the Porsche 960 we never got. Who knows though? All we do know, is that there are going to be some fast Caymans loose on the streets. Watch out!

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The Ferrari 458 Spider: Stupid Fast

In May, we had the honor of attending a super exclusive car show called cars and jets (@carsandjetsofficial). Cars and Jets took place in a private hangar, and consisted of some really nice cars and some really nice people all spending the day together. What was special for me was that it was my first time riding in a super car. I had the honor of riding shotgun with @gadautobody in his 991.2 GT3RS-up until then, the fastest car I’d ever sat in was a 997.1 Carrera. Long story short, it was one of the best days of my life. Up until a few weeks ago, I didn’t think life could get much better than that day, I was wrong. On Saturday, September 7, @carsandjetsofficial hosted another Cars and Jets, and I got to drive an automotive legend, the Ferrari 458 Spider…what a car.

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The Looks

Let’s start on the outside, and just look at it. The 458 is Pinnanferina design at its finest. The lines, the curves, the shapes, it’s absolutely beautiful. Nothing looks out of place, it’s not too wide, not too narrow, not too low, everything is just right. With our car being a spider, we got those signature “double bubble” rear deck lid; we drove with the roof down of course.

The Interior

I’ll be honest, Italian cars are not my favorite. I think they’re too flamboyant and unreliable to be proper drivers’ cars, but damn do they have good interiors. Everything from the steering wheel to the air vents was driver oriented. Not to mention, covered in beautiful Italian leather. The seats, the dashboard, the steering wheel, even the door pockets were leather. Where there was no leather, there was Alcantara. The seat fit you just right, the pedals were all in the right place, the paddles made such a satisfying “click,” you’d think it was a Porsche from how perfectly engineered everything was.

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The Way It Drives

When I was little, I would always ask my dad car questions. “Why do you like Porsches? How come you didn’t buy a Turbo? Did you know the Turbo can go from 40 to 60 mph in 1 second?!?!?!” I’m honestly surprised he didn’t just sock me in the face after the first 10 questions. Anyway, the thing was that whenever I would ask him about a supercar, he usually responded with, “I probably wouldn’t buy that car, it’s too fast.” I was baffled. My 10 year old brain couldn’t even begin to grasp the concept of a car being “too fast.” How could ANYONE think a car is too fast? My brain was still baffled up until I drove that beautiful Ferrari because trust me, it was way too fast.

As I was getting used to the car, I could literally feel the power at the throttle pedal. I don’t know how to describe it. It was like I could open the floodgates of hell with a pedal. It was tempting me, the car was tempting me, daring me to floor it, to unleash the 570 horses crammed into the middle. After a solid 5 minutes of resistance, I gave in, I couldn’t take it anymore. I buried my foot into the accelerator, in first gear mind you; I unleashed the beast. Little did I know that the beast would be way too much for the cold tires to handle. The road turned to ice for a second. I only thought that was possible in Forza. This car was too fast.

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The way that Ferrari accelerates is beyond belief. The force it pushes you back in your seat with is other worldly. It’s addicting, it really is. The beauty of it is that it’s so balanced as well. The sharpness, the agility, the seating position, everything is made for that one moment where you have an open road ahead of you and nothing but time.

The car turns with ZERO body roll, and GT3RS like precision. The steering feel is just as perfect as a 997 and the transmission shifts like a PDK. Going through a corner is like drawing a line through the laws of physics.

And the sound, did I mention the sound? It’s eviscerating. There’s nothing quite like the howl of 8 cylinders screaming at 9000 rpm. Every crackle, every downshift, is just intoxicating. I would give anything to hear it again.

My favorite part about the 458 is not it’s speed or its looks, but how it makes you feel. Driving the 458 made me want to be a better driver. It makes you want to tame the beast inside, to max it out, to reach the limit. It really does bring out the best in you. The 458 gives you just the right amount of confidence and fear to make you the best. And that for me is truly special.

They say you never forget your first Ferrari, and they’re right. What s car.

I would like to thank GAD Auto Body again for truly one of the greatest days of my life, I didn’t think Cars and Jets could get any better. GAD will take care of all of your bodywork, towing, and vinyl wrapping needs. Their shop is located in Glendale, CA. They also do supercar rentals! Most importantly though, the guys at GAD are true craftsmen and their passion for what they do clearly shows in their results. Click on this paragraph to visit their Instagram Page.

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The Porsche Taycan: A Future to Believe In

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On July 1, 2003, a man named Elon Musk started a revolution; he started Tesla Motors. Tesla Motors was created with the objective of making the electric car a viable, affordable, and reliable method of transportation. Much like Nicola Tesla revolutionized electricity, Musk wanted Tesla Motors to revolutionize the car industry. But as with any startup, progress was slow to say the least. When they finally unveiled their first car, the Tesla Roadster, in 2011, it was pretty cool, but not very significant. Then, about a year or so later, the Tesla Model S emerged and the rest is history. The Model S made such an impact in fact, that car companies big and small began to take notice. Porsche was one of those companies.

The Porsche Taycan started life as a stunning concept revealed in 2015 called the Mission E (aka the Tesla killer). The Mission E was a HUGE leap forward in terms of technology. The concept was powered by an 800 Volt battery, promised over 600 hp, and a Tesla crushing 310 mile range. The world was shocked, and eager for more. Well fast forward to about 4 days ago and Porsche unveiled the Mission E production car to the world under the name, Taycan.

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After months of spy shots and speculation, the Taycan is here, in the flesh, and ready to take down the Model S. At launch, Porsche revealed the range topping Taycan Turbo and Turbo S models (your guess is as good as mine as to why they named it Turbo); they look very promising to say the least.

The Pros

First off, I personally think the car’s beautiful. Sure it doesn’t have the Mission E Concept’s gorgeous lines and sleek, wide body, but it’s still a good looking car. The lines are clean, the accents are there; it’s the subtle beauty we’ve come to expect from a Porsche.

The interior is classy, clean, and comfortable as well except for the fact that there is a “leather free” interior option which is kind of ridiculous for a car that can be well over $200,000.

The performance however, is what makes the Taycan a real Porsche. The “base” Taycan Turbo utilizes a 93 kW/hr, 800 Volt battery setup that produces a P100D like 670 hp and 626 lb/ft of torque on overboost while the range topping Turbo S produces 750 hp and 774 lb/ft of torque. Keep in mind here that the fastest 911 makes 690 hp. 60 mph in the Turbo comes in just 3 seconds and a hypercar like 2.6 seconds in the Turbo S as expected. Don’t let the batteries fool you, the Taycan is a true Porsche in terms of handling as well. The Turbo S also holds the Nurburgring lap record for the fastest 4 door electric car at 7 minutes 42 seconds; Tesla has made no such attempt.

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The Cons

The range on the Taycan however, is a lot less promising. The EPA hasn’t released an official statement about the Turbo and Turbo S’ range, but recent testing in New York has shown that the two cars will likely have a range less than the 345 miles you get in a Tesla Model S.

Pricing is also not a strong point with the “base” Taycan Turbo already costing over $50,000 dollars more than the Tesla Model S P100D. The Turbo S is even more expensive than the $150,900 Turbo coming in at a whopping $185,000 before options.

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The Verdict

In creating the Taycan, Porsche set its sights on the Model S. I think it’s safe to say that Porsche have in fact achieved their goals. Porsche also introduced the concept of high end luxury to the electric car market, hence the high prices of the Turbo and Turbo S. Now the Taycan may not be the most affordable or longest range electric car yet (a base model and possibly a long range model are soon to arrive), but it’s the enthusiast’s electric car. An electric car that’s fun to drive and blisteringly fast as any Porsche should be. And for that, say well done.

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