2022 Porsche Taycan Get Cool Color Options Still, Still Low On Gas
More colors, among other things are welcome additions to the electric sports sedan.by Josh Conturo, on
The Porsche Taycan has always been a great car, but it is not perfect. Its main rival, the Tesla Model S, still has cost and range on its side. While Porsche is not really doing anything about the cost, they are adding numerous upgrades for 2022 ranging from customization to tech, to range and efficiency.
The Porsche Taycan has been turning heads since it debuted about two years ago. With the gorgeous styling and mad performance and handling, the Taycan is still a true Porsche. However, with its main rival, the Tesla Model S, getting a recent update, Porsche could not leave the Taycan as it is. So, they fitted a few bits and bobs for 2022 to help bring it back to the forefront.
Fresh Coat of Paint
The most visual upgrade of the bunch is the new array of paint colors. Ever since classic Porsche’s came barreling back into style several years ago, the colors to match have been catching eyes and raising eyebrows almost as much as the cars themselves.
Wanting to cash in on this, Porsche is now offering a total of 65 retro paint colors for the Taycan.
This specific option is called ’paint to sample,’ but there is also an option called ’paint to sample plus,’ where customers have complete control over their car’s paint. One could even bring in a watch or necklace and have their car color-matched to it.
More Range, Sort of
The lack of range has always been Taycan’s Achilles heel. Even at its best, it still comes in with much less than the Model S. To even the playing field, Porsche is not necessarily changing the root of the issue, and more so just working around it.
There are not technically any more WLTP miles added to the range.
However, when popping around town, the front axle will not be receiving any charge from the battery at all.
Additionally, when coasting, neither of the axles will be receiving any charge from the battery either. When you plant your right foot, the motors just turn back on. On top of this, the battery can charge more efficiently now due to better heat management.
Added Tech Features
The most notable addition to the list of tech features is the ability to park itself using the Porsche Connect app.
Sensors and cameras will be able to see where there is an open spot if you drive right past it, that is. The driver will then tell the app to start parking. Then, oddly, the driver must then get out of the car. They will hold down the button on their phone, and when they release it, it will stop parking.
Additionally, Porsche has added something that probably should have been there from the start, Android Auto.
When will it end?
All of these added customization and added tech features raise a question: how far will Porsche go before they stop adding optional extras? Porsche has always had an options list long enough that it has probably been mistaken for a copy of The Odyssey, but they are not Rolls Royce. Surely Porsche cannot think of much more stuff they can add and continue to make a profit.
|2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo||2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S||Porsche Taycan 4S||Porsche Taycan 4S Performance Plus|
|Electric motors power||616 horsepower (670 horsepower with overboost)||616 horsepower (750 horsepower with overboost)||530 horsepower||571 horsepower|
|Battery||93 kWh||93 kWh||79.2 kWh||93.4 kWh|
|0-60 mph||3 seconds||2.6 seconds||4.0 seconds||4.0 seconds|
|Top Speed||161 mph||161 mph||155 mph||155 mph|