• Drifting in a RWD Porsche Taycan? We’re Not So Sure

Can this be the most engaging EV?

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Ever since EVs have started popping up like mushrooms, a lot of car enthusiasts have deemed them unholy, soulless, and boring to drive. However, there’s another side to it, as demonstrated in this video from the channel Seen Through Glass. The channel is actually quite fun, since it showcases expensive cars and supercars in a more entertaining way, sometimes even using them not how they were intended. This gives us a chance to get answers to questions we never thought we’d be asking. For example, can an all-electric Porsche Taycan drift?

Drifting in a RWD Porsche Taycan? We're Not So Sure
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Okay. After the revelation that EV’s are here to stay, maybe some of you have wondered whether it’s possible or not. Whether or not you can make the all-wheel-drive Taycan drift is a bit irrelevant here, because now there’s a new base version, which ditches the front electric motor. Yes, you can now get a Taycan with rear-wheel-drive only.

Fear not, you still get 375 horsepower and a temporary 469 horsepower with the overboost function.
Drifting in a RWD Porsche Taycan? We're Not So Sure
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This means that the base Taycan should still be properly quick. It’s also worth noting that one less motor also means less weight – 198 pounds (90 kg) less to be exact. In this case, since there’s no power going to the front, the turn-in would be a lot crisper than before. When we talk about rear-wheel-drive cars, one question still remains. Will it drift?

2020 Porsche Taycan specifications
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
Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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