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0EPII1
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Germany's answer to Tesla Model S is finally here and will have its world premiere in 6 hours from now.

Watch it live here:

https://www.motor1.com/news/368733/2020-porsche-taycan-livestream

Link also includes known stats and pics which have been revealed by Porsche.

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"Much of the futuristic interior has already been revealed, complete with a plethora of touchscreens both at the front and rear. There’s the massive 16.8-inch curved display serving as the instrument cluster and accompanied by a 10.9-inch touchscreen and a smaller 8.4-inch touch panel mounted lower on the center console. Even the front passenger can have a touchscreen, while the optional four-zone automatic climate control comes bundled with a 5.9-inch touch panel for those sitting in the back.

As you are probably well aware by now, the EV from Stuttgart will initially be offered in the high-end trim levels with dual electric motors, all-wheel drive, and all-wheel steering. It will have well over 600 horsepower in normal use, with an overboost function increasing output to more than 700 hp and 750 pound-feet (1,017 Newton-meters) of torque for 2.5 seconds. The electric punch will give it some supercar levels of acceleration despite the fact it’s not exactly going to be a light car."

9/4/2019 3:00:16 AM

TKE-Teg
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God I hate touch screens.

Looking forward to official introduction of this car more than any other EV in memory, however I'd still rather have a Panamera, which it should be noted, Porsche is still marketing (and pricing) above the Taycan.

9/4/2019 7:54:18 AM

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I don't know who would buy this. Costs more than a comparable model S, has 1/100 of the charging network, has no autonomous modes. The one thing going for it is a nicer interior, but I can't see that justifying the price.

9/4/2019 9:30:31 AM

0EPII1
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All the specs, plus galleries:

https://www.motor1.com/features/195865/porsche-mission-e-everything-we-know
https://www.motor1.com/news/368730/2020-porsche-taycan-debut-official

Quite pricey; in fact, barring RR and Bentley, one of the priciest sedans on the market.

Taycan Turbo
616 hp, 671 hp with overboost
627 lb-ft
0-60 mph in 3.0 sec
1/4 mile in 11.1 sec
$153,xxx

Taycan Turbo S
616 hp, 751 hp with overboost
774 lb-ft
0-60 mph in 2.6 sec
1/4 mile in 10.8 sec
$187,xxx

Range on EPA cycle will be in the 200-250 mile range. Charge from 5% to 80% in 23 minutes using 800 V.

Taycan expected to cost around $90,000 and Taycan S around $110,000. Expected reveal at LA Auto Show in November.


[Edited on September 4, 2019 at 11:09 AM. Reason : P.S. 5,100 lbs!!! ]

9/4/2019 11:07:15 AM

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Ha!

https://www.motor1.com/features/368710/porsche-taycan-acceleration-versus-supercars

9/4/2019 11:33:11 AM

TKE-Teg
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^^^they will release less expensive sub-$100k versions.

9/4/2019 12:35:30 PM

TreeTwista10
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what a stupid name

9/4/2019 10:57:09 PM

0EPII1
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^ agree with you there!

9/5/2019 12:53:08 AM

smoothcrim
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^^^ says it starts at 150 and goes up to 185 without options

9/5/2019 10:17:04 PM

0EPII1
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^ Cheaper lower powered base models, as in non-'Turbo' and non-S. Read my post.

Got Elon to tweet twice!

https://insideevs.com/news/369152/musk-tesla-porsche-turbo-taycan

Mocked the use of Turbo, plus challenged the Taycan's Nurburgring record for a sedan by promising a Tesla on the circuit next week.

9/6/2019 3:17:06 AM

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Any Porsche Turbo is cool, it's even cooler with Internet of Things.

9/6/2019 10:33:15 AM

colangus
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But they called it a turbo. How fucking stupid?

9/7/2019 12:22:43 AM

0EPII1
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Worth a read.

https://jalopnik.com/an-extremely-detailed-look-at-the-porsche-taycans-engin-1837802533

Goes into great detail about the engineering, including how it can do acceleration runs ad nauseum unlike the Tesla.

9/7/2019 12:42:59 PM

CaelNCSU
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My boss is getting one, will probably rent one when they start showing up in LA... Def not buying one

9/8/2019 12:28:20 PM

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Porsche Turbo with IOT device

9/10/2019 9:21:41 AM

TKE-Teg
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How many times are you going to repeat that?

9/11/2019 9:11:15 AM

shoot
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IOT is just a buzz word. It's a tech trending now.

9/11/2019 9:19:23 AM

0EPII1
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Hot damn, that's some crazy specs and performance numbers

https://insideevs.com/news/371379/tesla-model-s-plaid-production-start

Oh well, back to the drawing board, Porsche.

9/17/2019 3:09:24 PM

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Quote :
"The tesla didnt do a full lap actually it did a bridge to gantry lap"

seen a few times in the comments. Don't know whether true or not, but I don't see anything about it after a minute of Googling.

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"Porsche now says that the record-setting Taycan was actually a Turbo model and the not the Turbo S model that a Porsche spokesperson said it was. So is it possible that Porsche might have an even faster time in its pocket."

9/17/2019 7:14:30 PM

0EPII1
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^

1) The Turbo S and Turbo have the same power, just a different level when boost is activated, which lasts only 2.5 seconds.

2) Elon is saying the production version will have even more extreme performance than the prototype.

3) ~20 sec is a long time, and in light of the two points above, I don't think it can be bridged.

(this is of course with the assumption that Tesla did the full lap and not the shorter bridge to gantry lap; where did you get your first quote from?)

9/18/2019 2:07:56 AM

tchenku
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Youtube warrior comments

9/18/2019 11:09:56 AM

smoothcrim
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are people really arguing over lap times around the ring as if they're somehow relevant to why anyone would buy either of these cars?

9/18/2019 3:16:58 PM

0EPII1
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^ many tesla fanboys definitely are

in various twitter threads about tesla's alleged and unannounced lap times supposedly besting those of the taycan, many fanboys are saying as soon as tesla officially announces lap times, all those who have put down their name for the taycan (some 40K) will withdraw and purchase the tesla.

others are saying that if the tesla really is quicker around the nurburgring than the taycan then there is no reason for anybody to buy the taycan anymore... as if anybody was going to spend 2x the amount because of lap times to begin with

9/19/2019 2:00:44 AM

smoothcrim
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you buy the porsche because you value the interior and/or brand equity. you buy the tesla because of the value per dollar, charging network, and auto pilot

9/19/2019 3:19:23 PM

0EPII1
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Oh damn

https://insideevs.com/news/371866/tesla-model-s-plaid-time-nurburgring

9/19/2019 11:52:42 PM

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