This review of the Taycan Turbo S has all the relevant info about the EV

We’re going to see a lot of EV wars happening in the years to come, but for the moment, the Porsche Taycan takes the all-electric sports car cake.

In all honesty, we weren’t expecting any less from Porsche, a brand whose name and history are strongly tied to the world of motorsports. So, what happens when a professional race driver reviews the Taycan? The answer is a 15-minute video that will show you just how good the German super-sedan really is.

The ability to impress pro drivers says a lot about a car’s character


Taycan reviews have been popping up online in large numbers over the past year. All the heavyweights in car journalism had a stab at Porsche’s all-electric sports car, but in case you were wondering what a pro driver has to say about the Taycan, then you’ve come to the right place.

Andy Pilgrim is a five-time championship winning race driver. He was also a factory driver for the likes of Chevrolet, Cadillac, Pontiac, BMW, and Porsche. So his experience and background pretty much guarantee that his take on the Taycan will be of a different perspective than all we’ve seen before.

Pro Racer Reviews the 750-Horsepower Porsche Taycan Turbo S...Like a Pro
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In a recent stint with Automobile Magazine, Andy took the wheel of a 2020 Taycan Turbo S and put it through its paces in a series of tests, including a track run on the NCM Motorsports Park.

That’s where the Taycan’s acceleration was described by Andy as “brutal” and that’s where the Taycan reached a straight-line top speed of 159 mph, just two mph shy of the top speed limit stated by Porsche.

Pro Racer Reviews the 750-Horsepower Porsche Taycan Turbo S...Like a Pro
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On top of that, the Taycan Turbo S was also drag raced and it managed to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.45 seconds. Oh, and it ran the quarter-mile in 10.40 seconds @ 133 mph.

As usual, we won’t spoil the fun of actually watching the video, not since there’s a lot of nicely laid out information to take in from it.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Specs
Power 750 horsepower
Torque 774 pound-feet
Weight-to power ratio 6.8 lb/hp
Battery capacity 94 kWh
EPA range 192 mi
Base price $187,470
0-60 mph 2.4 s
Top speed 161 mph
Curb weight 5,109 lb
Wheelbase 114.2 in
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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