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https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28899036/2020-porsche-taycan-photos-info/

Looks really good for a really large amount of money.

Pronounced Tie-Kahn according to Jalopnik.

So I'll take mine in yellow and get a plate that says Dixon or Deroga. As in Dixon Ticonderoga pencils. Let's call it the Porsche Pencil, a precision writing instrument.

150k for the Turbo. More for the Turbo S.

Truth be told, call me when the Macan-E is out. It will, of course, have less Macan-Ecal parts than the regular Macan. But I digress.

As for Tesla Model S being a bargain at 100k, not only is the Model S old with a crap interior, it's also heavily discounted since you used to be able to buy one for 150k. Buuuut... if you wait for 30 minutes heat the batteries right, the Model S Ludicrous will be faster to 60 once or twice ACCORDING TO THE SPECS. I wouldn't be surprised if the Pencil (er, Dixon-Turbo S) gets to 60 in less than the 2.6 seconds advertised. Certainly past 60, it will be much faster, and past 100, with the 2-speed, watch out.
 

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https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28899036/2020-porsche-taycan-photos-info/

Looks really good for a really large amount of money.

Pronounced Tie-Kahn according to Jalopnik.

So I'll take mine in yellow and get a plate that says Dixon or Deroga. As in Dixon Ticonderoga pencils. Let's call it the Porsche Pencil, a precision writing instrument.

150k for the Turbo. More for the Turbo S.

Truth be told, call me when the Macan-E is out. It will, of course, have less Macan-Ecal parts than the regular Macan. But I digress.

As for Tesla Model S being a bargain at 100k, not only is the Model S old with a crap interior, it's also heavily discounted since you used to be able to buy one for 150k. Buuuut... if you wait for 30 minutes heat the batteries right, the Model S Ludicrous will be faster to 60 once or twice ACCORDING TO THE SPECS. I wouldn't be surprised if the Pencil (er, Dixon-Turbo S) gets to 60 in less than the 2.6 seconds advertised. Certainly past 60, it will be much faster, and past 100, with the 2-speed, watch out.

Disappointed with the projected range...280 mi max range on the WLTP European cycle will likely translate into about 240 mi. max range with the US EPA here in the US...about the same as our I-Pace...meh. Love the interior and exterior looks and obvious Porsche quality, fit, & finish (traded in my Porsche Macan Turbo for the I-Pace and the Taycan is no different in terms of exterior & interior quality).

I bet it drives amazing...like a Porsche 911, BUT why the "Turbo" and "Turbo S" naming? STUPID. And, very disappointed in the price...$150k for the Turbo and more for the Turbo S, topping out a loaded Turbo S for $182k? :surprise: CRAZY! So, many of us will have to wait for a "lower" version like the Taycan 4S or whatever, and that will still be like $100k+? Hmmm..got to wonder what else will be coming out within the next 3-4 years to replace my 2019 Jaguar I-Pace HSE? :wink2:
 

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That's so interesting! Given the characteristics of the 94% aluminum i-Pace, I'm totally surprised they didn't go for more aluminum. Is it because they like to tune the suspension super stiff, so they compensate with a slightly suppler frame? [Disclaimer: I'm definitely no expert on frame/suspension issues]
 

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"Turbo" doesn't bug me. Anyone remember the Turbo button on old 286s? The battle that Turbo is reserved from the mechanical thing on an ICE was lost a long time ago.
 

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This is just my own preferences, but the look and interior, while ok, don't do much for me. I like the look and interior (no not infotainment) of the I Pace much better. I'll hang out for the Audi GT Etron that is much more my taste.

Using a 2 speed transmission however for better top speed in Germany is nice (160 mph).
 

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This is just my own preferences, but the look and interior, while ok, don't do much for me. I like the look and interior (no not infotainment) of the I Pace much better. I'll hang out for the Audi GT Etron that is much more my taste.

Using a 2 speed transmission however for better top speed in Germany is nice (160 mph).
+1 on the Audi E-Tron GT (which will be produced on the same platform as the Taycan) and it should be much less $$ than the Taycan...but I would be interested in the 600+ HP version when available if it's reasonably priced. ;) Looks like it will be starting as a MY 2021.... https://electrek.co/2019/07/17/audi-e-tron-gt-electric-car-production-late-2020/
 

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It's not an ugly car, but it's not particularly striking or pretty. I don't see my money going there. I have to hop a curb with my rear wheels about once a week. Every day if I drive the truck. I don't think a low slung, long car is gonna work in the suburban jungle.

Speaking of which, I'm probably keeping my truck.
 

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I do like the Honda E's looks and packaging. RWD small 4 door EV? YES PLEASE! TOo bad it's not coming to the US. Idiots.
 

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I do like the Honda E's looks and packaging. RWD small 4 door EV? YES PLEASE! TOo bad it's not coming to the US. Idiots.
I know, right? I am really digging its styling, put a down payment down. It should be a very nice city car.

Honda, nice design? Who would have thought...
 

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Apparently a spec'd out Taycan Turbo S is > $225k. Ummmm. NO. There will be other EVs with similar performance & quality with possibly better max range and nicer interiors and tech for much less money. I was really hoping that the new Taycan would be competitively priced but seriously, it's way, way out there. Of course, they'll add lower performance editions like the 4 S and Base Taycan (RWD) but what's the point to still pay > $100k for less performance than what the $150k base price and spec'd out @ $180k) "Turbo" model? Sorry, but this is a bug disappointment, imho...and I owned a Porsche Macan Turbo and loved it...but it was around the $85-$90k price point completely loaded!
 

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I know, right? I am really digging its styling, put a down payment down. It should be a very nice city car.

Honda, nice design? Who would have thought...
Put a down payment in how? Not coming to the US. :(

Apparently a spec'd out Taycan Turbo S is > $225k. Ummmm. NO. There will be other EVs with similar performance & quality with possibly better max range and nicer interiors and tech for much less money. I was really hoping that the new Taycan would be competitively priced but seriously, it's way, way out there. Of course, they'll add lower performance editions like the 4 S and Base Taycan (RWD) but what's the point to still pay > $100k for less performance than what the $150k base price and spec'd out @ $180k) "Turbo" model? Sorry, but this is a bug disappointment, imho...and I owned a Porsche Macan Turbo and loved it...but it was around the $85-$90k price point completely loaded!
I just specced a Macan turbo to 140k without much trouble. Porsche options are both myriad and stupidly expensive.
 

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Put a down payment in how? Not coming to the US. :(



I just specced a Macan turbo to 140k without much trouble. Porsche options are both myriad and stupidly expensive.
Don't know about MY 2019 or MY 2020. My fully loaded 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo was $86k. They must have increased their prices but yes, Porsche is notorious for big $$$ for their options and packages. :frown2:
 
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