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The Mission E concept goes into production as Porsche’s answer to the Tesla Model S

The Porsche Taycan is an all-electric sports sedan based on the Mission E concept. It’s also Porsche’s first-ever production electric car, designed to go against the Tesla Model S. Previewed by the Mission E concept, the Taycan sports design features borrowed from the show car, but also includes styling features seen on the Panamera sedan and 911 sports car. Powered by a couple of electric motors, the Taycan generates in excess of 700 horsepower in its range-topping version.

While considered laughable just a decade or two ago, the idea of a high-performance electric vehicle is now widely accepted in even the most traditional of speed circles. Porsche took full advantage of this and designed a sleeker Panamera that’s notably more powerful and quicker. Granted, it’s not as spectacular as the Mission E concept, but it’s definitely an exotic appearance even when compared to full-fledged sports cars. However, does it have what it takes to compete with the Tesla Model S? Let’s find out in the detailed review below.

Updated 10/14/2019: Porsche added a new member to its Taycan lineup. The new Taycan 4S has been announced in two different battery configurations. Check the Drivetrain section for more details.

 

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - What You Need to Know

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - What You Need to Know

This is the most beautiful EV on the market right now. And people say wagons are dead - pfff.

Basically, a beefed up version of the regular Taycan, this is the all-new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - a concept car turned series production EV. This is how Porsche is keeping the wagon flame alive - at least until it makes its first electric SUV.

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2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart

2021 Porsche Taycan by Techart

Techart is cooking something special for the Taycan

Techart has been around since 1987 and quickly established itself as one of the go-to Porsche tuners. They had a particularly glamorous record between 2005 and 2012, giving us multiple visually-enhanced Porsche models, almost every year, throughout that period. Although their last project involved a mildly altered 991-generation 911, they came back full-force for this one. The new Taycan features many new elements, courtesy of the German tuner, and although it’s not over-the-top like something you’d expect from Mansory, it still is a significant upgrade over the already aggressive-looking super EV.

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Porsche Could Build a Taycan Coupe, Convertible, and Sport Turismo

Porsche Could Build a Taycan Coupe, Convertible, and Sport Turismo

It’s only a matter of time before Porsche turns the Taycan into a family of EVs

Porsche’s plans to build up the Taycan family could soon include a two-door, a convertible, and a low-slung version of the Cross Turismo. Company boss Stefan Weckbach revealed to Autocar that discussions are currently ongoing within Porsche to add body styles to the Taycan to complement the Taycan sports saloon and the Taycan Cross Turismo. No timetable has been set on when these models will arrive or whether they’re going to be green-lighted in the first place. Porsche has made clear its plans to have an 80 percent electric lineup by 2030.

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The 2022 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Doubles Down on Practicality

The 2022 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo Doubles Down on Practicality

The practical Taycan has landed

Those looking for more practicality from their Taycan can now buy the Taycan Cross Turismo. In what was supposed to be a debut at the Geneva Motor Show (thanks, covid-19!), Porsche has released all we need to know about the wagon-ized version of the Taycan EV.

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2021 Porsche Taycan Art Car

2021 Porsche Taycan Art Car

Porsche pulls a BMW and introduces a Taycan-based art car

By introduces we mean presents, because this colorful Taycan is not part of Porsche’s lineup. Instead, the car will be auctioned through RM Sotheby’s between April 6 and April 13, with all the proceedings heading to the Suisseculturale Sociale non-profit organization which seeks to support the COVID-19 pandemic-struck art scene from Switzerland.

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

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

Can this be the most engaging EV?

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?

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Porsche Continues Its Ridiculous Record Streak With the Taycan

Porsche Continues Its Ridiculous Record Streak With the Taycan

At this point, should we start calling the Taycan the "record-killer"?

Porsche has been in the habit of setting records recently, and it’s added another one to its name. Unbroken and unsurpassed since 2013, the Guinness World Record title for the fastest indoor land speed record has sat on the shelf of Tanner Foust, who clocked in a record speed of 86 mph back in 2013. That record has now gone by the wayside, thanks to Porsche and professional racer Leh Keen. Driving a Taycan Turbo S, Keen hit a top speed of 102.6 mph, eviscerating the previous record by more than 16 mph. As if owning the Guinness World Record for longest drift by an electric car — 210 laps — wasn’t enough, the record-breaking Taycan has another one in the bag.

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Watch a Porsche Taycan Take On the Tesla Model Y In This All-Out EV Drag Race

Watch a Porsche Taycan Take On the Tesla Model Y In This All-Out EV Drag Race

An unfair but still fun-to-watch drag race

Ever since Porsche announce the all-electric Taycan, we’ve been asking ourselves if it can beat the incredible Tesla Model S in a drag race. The video below doesn’t provide an answer to this specific question, but it still gives us an interesting Porsche vs Tesla battle. One between the Taycan and the Model Y.

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To Compete With Tesla, The Porsche Taycan Just Got Cheaper - If You're Willing To Sacrifice

To Compete With Tesla, The Porsche Taycan Just Got Cheaper - If You’re Willing To Sacrifice

Enter the RWD Porsche Taycan

The rear-wheel-driven Porsche Taycan comes to join the likes of Taycan Turbo S, Turbo, and 4S. It’s also the entry-level Taycan and the fourth variant on sale. Customers can opt for one of the two available battery sizes and Porsche says we should see the new variant in showrooms by the middle of March 2021.

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After Seeing This Rendering, We're Convinced The Porsche Taycan Should've Been A Supercar

After Seeing This Rendering, We’re Convinced The Porsche Taycan Should’ve Been A Supercar

This rendering has got us head over heels

Let’s face it: the Taycan is an amazing sports car, nothing short of what we expected from Porsche in the first place. And when I say amazing I say capable of breaking one’s neck during full acceleration from a standstill but also capable of planting itself on the road like it’s on rails.

Then again, what if the Taycan belonged to the supercar species?

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Electricity Takes on Gasoline As The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Lines up Against The Lamborghini Aventador SV

Electricity Takes on Gasoline As The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Lines up Against The Lamborghini Aventador SV

You’re gonna love how this race turns out

One of the joys of seeing more and more electric cars, particularly those of the performance-spec persuasion, is seeing them compete against some of the fastest and most powerful gasoline-powered supercars in the world. We’ve seen our fair share of drag races involving electric cars and traditional exotics, and while one side of those battles have mostly been Teslas, YouTube channel Lovecars switched things up by racing a Lamborghini Aventador SV against a Porsche Taycan Turbo S. This is a juicy and intriguing race, in large part because both the naturally aspirated Lambo and the all-electric Porsche return the same acceleration tim to 62 mph at 2.8 seconds despite carrying two completely different powertrain setups. Who takes the cake here? Let’s find out.

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This Race Between a Lamborghini Aventador SV and a Porsche Taycan Turbo S Might Upset You

This Race Between a Lamborghini Aventador SV and a Porsche Taycan Turbo S Might Upset You

It’s probably the result you expected, but not one that you hoped for

The days where fuel-powered cars used to fight amongst themselves are gone. Now it seems like they’ve all united to fight against electric vehicles and try to preserve the records that they’ve set. The folks at Lovecars have picked out two cars for a drag race, each of them being one of the best performers in their respective worlds – the Lamborghini Aventador SV and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Who do you think is going to win?

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Here's What It's Like to Live With the Taycan In Real Life

Here’s What It’s Like to Live With the Taycan In Real Life

Switching to an EV requires some adapting, which has its ups and downs

People have been raving about the Porsche Taycan ever since it debuted. Car journos and vloggers launched controlled it, drifted it, and drove it on the track, screaming in pleasure from behind the wheel.

Being a Porsche, the Taycan must deliver heavily on the performance front, which it does, regardless of trim and powertrain configuration. But what’s it like to live on a daily basis with Porsche’s first-ever EV? After all, excellent daily-driver traits are quintessential for Porsche, so how does the Taycan fare in this department?

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Porsche Invents Another Pointless Record With the Taycan

Porsche Invents Another Pointless Record With the Taycan

It’s another record for Porsche, but the attempt does have its merits

Anything can be turned into a world record these days, and you don’t have to look far to see where that’s happening. Mercedes-Benz just reclaimed the fastest luxury car and fastest production car at the Nurburgring titles a few days ago. Last month, the SSC Tuatara wrestled the fastest car in the world title from the Koenigsegg Agera RS, albeit in a controversial fashion. There’s a world record for every automaker these days, including Porsche, which set the Guinness World record for longest drift by an electric car with the Taycan, going sideways for 26 straight miles with an average speed of 29 mph. Even with all these records popping up, it’s hard to deny that the achievement was impressive, especially when you consider that driver Dennis Retera had to sustain the drift for almost an hour.

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Porsche 960 Turismo: The Car That Made the Porsche Taycan Possible

Porsche 960 Turismo: The Car That Made the Porsche Taycan Possible

This is what happens when you mix the 918 Spyder with the Panamera and the 911

The Porsche Taycan is one of the coolest looking four-door coupes out there. It’s sleek, aggressive, and it looks as if Porsche actually wanted to create a four-door supercar. Well, the company’s latest release of previously unseen concept cars confirms that what became the Taycan was first conceived as a four-door supercar. And no, I’m not talking about the Mission E concept. The project is much older than that. Meet the 960 Turismo, the true predecessor of the Taycan.

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Porsche's Latest Advertising Gimmick for the Taycan is the Definition of Hypocrisy

Porsche’s Latest Advertising Gimmick for the Taycan is the Definition of Hypocrisy

Should Porsche be advertising the all-electric Taycan on Dubai’s Burj Khalifa?

Porsche is revving up to introduce the Taycan, its first all-electric vehicle, and its latest ad for the four-door includes some amazing footage of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure and building in the world. But is this a smart way to showcase an all-electric, green car? Considering that Burj Khalifa was built in Dubai, a place where most wealth comes mainly from oil?

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We Drove 8 Electric Cars Over 1200 Miles in Real Conditions So You Don't Have To

We Drove 8 Electric Cars Over 1200 Miles in Real Conditions So You Don’t Have To

As it turns out, not all electric cars are created equal

Electric cars are not absolute newcomers to the car industry anymore. Over the past five years or so, most carmakers have churned out at least one electric car with plans to release a handful of others over the coming decade or so. The charging infrastructure has grown, too.

While this is obviously good news, it also leaves us (and the customer) with quite a big pond of EVs to choose from. To add more to the confusion and indecision, electric cars come in all shapes and sizes, set in motion by just one electric motor, two, or even three, and, obviously, very different price tags. Long story short, picking your next electric car might leave you scratching the top of your head. We get it.

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Get This: The Taycan Is The Third-Best-Selling Porsche

Get This: The Taycan Is The Third-Best-Selling Porsche

It beat the 911, the 718, and the Panamera, but not the Macan and the Cayenne

Porsche just published its U.S. sales figures for the third quarter of 2020 and, surprisingly enough, the all-electric Taycan was its third best-selling vehicle.

With 1,858 units sold from July to September, the Taycan surpassed both the 911 and the 718, as well as the Panamera sedan. The Taycan comes in third behind the much more popular Cayenne and Macan SUVs.

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Porsche's Second Electric Car Delayed By At Least a Year

Porsche’s Second Electric Car Delayed By At Least a Year

Don’t Expect to See the Taycan Cross Turismo in 2020

When we first saw the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept back in 2018, the expectation was set that it would launch in late 2020. Once the Porsche Taycan launched, and we knew Porsche had perfected its technology (if that’s what you would call less than 250 miles of range), we really expected the Cross Turismo to come quickly after, as expected in 2020. As it turns out, Porsche has been forced to delay the Cross Turismo, but according to Porsche, it’s not a casualty of the Pandemic.

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The Tesla Model 3 Outperforms the Porsche Taycan In the Moose Test

The Tesla Model 3 Outperforms the Porsche Taycan In the Moose Test

Porsche May Have Oversold that Taycan’s "Sports Car-Like Agility"

Despite the price disparity, the Porsche Taycan and Tesla’s cars cannot coexist in peace. The Porsche Taycan has had to go up against multiple Tesla models on various occasions.

Recently, the Tesla Model S managed to come in line with the Porsche Taycan performance, courtesy of the Cheetah Stance. Now, the Taycan fell short of Tesla Model 3’s Moose Test speed. The Taycan just can’t catch a break.

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Porsche Just One-Upped Tesla's Cheetah Mode With the Taycan's Launch Control

Porsche Just One-Upped Tesla’s Cheetah Mode With the Taycan’s Launch Control

The Launch Control is one of the many other things that Porsche is offering on the 2021 Taycan update

Porsche has updated the Taycan for the 2021 model year and announced a bunch of changes. The update includes new exterior shades, convenient charging, flexible convenience upgrades, a better head-up display, and so on. The most noteworthy change on the list, however, is the upgraded Launch Control. Launch Control has made the Taycan even quicker, and it takes the Taycan one step ahead against Tesla’s Cheetah Stance. How about that!

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2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S by Prior Design

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S by Prior Design

We hope to see this on the street ASAP

EVs don’t get a lot of attention from tuners and for good reasons. Few electric cars on the market can claim and back up dynamic driving and there’s no point in dressing up a Nissan Leaf in a Liberty Walk widebody kit, is there?

Now, Tesla’s cars are capable of delivering high levels of performance and we’ve seen some kits tailored to imbue aerodynamics and whatnot. But then the Porsche Taycan came, and we were wondering when will someone find a way to make it wider and meaner.

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Cheetah Stance Has Brought the Tesla Model S In Line With the Porsche Taycan

Cheetah Stance Has Brought the Tesla Model S In Line With the Porsche Taycan

Same performance for half the price makes the Tesla Model S a far superior value proposition

The Model S is the ultimate performer in Tesla’s lineup. Thanks to Tesla’s constant over-the-air updates, the EV is breaking barriers and challenging cars that are known to be hardcore performance cars. It is one of the quickest cars even in the EV segment, but it was still behind the much-more expensive Porsche Taycan. The difference wasn’t a lot though, and Tesla has managed to come in line with the German, courtesy of the Cheetah Stance. Point – Tesla.

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The Porsche Showdown You've Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S

The Porsche Showdown You’ve Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S

911 and Taycan star in the ultimate Porsche Turbo S drag race

It’s 2020 and Porsche has two incredible Turbo S models in showrooms. One is the 911 and the other one is the Taycan. They are entirely different cars. While the 911 Turbo Scomes with actual turbochargers, the Taycan is an all-electric car, so the "Turbo S" badge is there just to keep things familiar. But they are the range-topping versions of their respective lineups and both are impressively quick. Porsche’s official ratings put them on par from 0 to 60 mph at 2.6 seconds. But which car is quicker in a quarter-mile race? Let’s find out with CarWow, which recently put together a drag race between the two.

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Pro Racer Reviews the 750-Horsepower Porsche Taycan Turbo S...Like a Pro

Pro Racer Reviews the 750-Horsepower Porsche Taycan Turbo S...Like a Pro

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.

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Watch the Porsche Macan Turbo, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Audi RS Q3 Go Up Against Each Other In a Drag Race

Watch the Porsche Macan Turbo, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Audi RS Q3 Go Up Against Each Other In a Drag Race

A perfect example of technology outweighing the on-paper specs to determine the result

The folks at Carwow brought together three respectable SUVs – the Porsche Macan Turbo, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and the Audi RS Q3 Sportback – for a drag race.

On paper, the SUVs aren’t as closely matched as you expect them to be. If you go purely by specs and the power-to-weight ratio, you can determine the winner without even watching the race. But, we’ve seen in the past that things are generally different when you race vehicles in the real world. Do you think we’ll have a surprise winner at the end?

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This Must-See Porsche Taycan Review Also Takes You on an Autobahn Cruise

This Must-See Porsche Taycan Review Also Takes You on an Autobahn Cruise

An in-depth review of a German machine on some fantastic German roads

The Porsche Taycan is an electric monster and sits right with the top guns when you talk about EVs. However, it has two major problems. The sky-high price and the laughable range.

Porsche recently said that it doesn’t consider Tesla as its rival. This sounded like a justification because it couldn’t match the latter’s battery range, but Porsche is right in some sense. But despite all this, there’s no denying that the Taycan is one heck of a performer. German YouTube channel Autogefühl managed to get its hands on the Taycan 4S and provided an in-depth review of the good, the bad, and the ugly. As a bonus, you even get to see it cruise on the Autobahn!

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A Porsche 911 GT3 and a Taycan Roll Onto a Frozen Lake

A Porsche 911 GT3 and a Taycan Roll Onto a Frozen Lake

The Porsche Ice Force Pro Experience is more than proving grounds for would-be Porsche drivers. Unlike most “Experiences” that Porsche offers all over the world, Ice Force Pro is different, in part because it’s located 110 miles north of the Arctic Circle in a place called Levi, Finland. The 76-acre plot of frozen awesomeness lets you test your driving and drifting skills in the snow.

Even better, it lets you do it in a range of Porsche models, ranging from the 911 Carrera 4S, 911 GT3, and yes, the all-electric Taycan. Carfection recently took a trip to Ice Force Pro — just before the global quarantine shut almost everything down — to see what it’s like to drive and drift these Porsche models — specifically the Taycan — with studded tires, in an environment that’s as white as cotton.

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If You Think the Porsche Taycan's Range Is Laughable Now, Just Wait Until the Cheaper Model Arrives

If You Think the Porsche Taycan’s Range Is Laughable Now, Just Wait Until the Cheaper Model Arrives

It will feature two-wheel drive and an even smaller battery pack

The Porsche Taycan has mainly been in the news for two reasons – the exorbitant price and the laughable range. In fact, Porsche recently said that it doesn’t consider Tesla as its rival. While this is true to an extent, it still sounded like a justification because it couldn’t match the latter’s battery range. Well, it looks like Porsche is going to get some heat for this as well. The company is coming up with a cheaper trim of the Taycan with a two-wheel-drive configuration and a ‘smaller battery’.

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Can The 2020 Porsche Taycan Drift?

Can The 2020 Porsche Taycan Drift?

The answer is yes, and then some more

The Taycan is arguably one of the most exciting EVs money can buy for the simple reason that it offers near-supercar performance in a package that looks like a proper performance-oriented machine and not like just another sleek sedan.

That said, we’ve been wondering for quite some time whether the new Taycan can throw its rear end and drift around. Turns out we just got our answer and it’s a big yes.

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Porsche Tries to Justify the Taycan's Laughable Range By Saying It Doesn't See Tesla As a Rival

Porsche Tries to Justify the Taycan’s Laughable Range By Saying It Doesn’t See Tesla As a Rival

The Germans also bet on smaller, lighter batteries

Porsche introduced its first all-electric car, the Taycan, in 2019, and it’s planning to expand the lineup with a crossover. Later on, it will also launch an electric SUV, as well as an EV version of the 718. Porsche’s recent and aggressive campaign into EV territory suggests that the German automaker is going after Tesla, especially since the Taycan is actually a high-performance model. However, Porsche says that it does not consider Tesla to be a direct competitor.

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Meet Traycan, the Porsche Pickup Truck We Will Never Get

Meet Traycan, the Porsche Pickup Truck We Will Never Get

Truck + Taycan = Traycan. Do you get it now?

A truck is all that Porsche is missing from its current lineup. Even so, it’s extremely hard to imagine that even in its wildest corporate dreams the carmaker would think of coming to the market with a pickup truck, even in the context where a lot of brands are rushing to jump the e-truck market.

You’ve go Tesla, of course, with the Cybertruck, then there’s Rivian and its R1T, Bollinger B2, and the future all-electric Ford F-150, plus some other equally interesting contraptions. So, where would a

Taycan

based pickup truck slot in, then?

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Porsche's 200-Page Annual and Sustainability Report Had a Little Surprise In It

Porsche’s 200-Page Annual and Sustainability Report Had a Little Surprise In It

Porsche is going to milk the Taycan, and the first model will be a Concept from 2018

Reports about the Porsche Macan EV have been bouncing back and forth for a year now, with the latest news being that it may only be sold as an EV from 2024 onward. This news came via an external report, but it is mentioned briefly in Porsche’s Annual and Sustainability Report for 2019 and that it is scheduled to launch in 2022. What was more interesting in that report, however, is reference to a jacked-up rugged wagon, once known as the Mission-E Cross Turismo Concept. Do you see where this is going? Are you getting excited yet?

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The Porsche Taycan Has Limitless Launch Control

The Porsche Taycan Has Limitless Launch Control

Turns out the Taycan’s launch control feature was made to be abused... repeatedly

If you’re into modern Porsches, then you know they pack super-fancy launch control systems that are tougher than a tardigrade. Whether it’s the Panamera, the 911, or its GT3/GT2-badged iterations, launch controlling a Porsche can be done basically until you run out of fuel.

But as Chris Harris was about to discover, the same applies to the Porsche Taycan. That’s nothing short of impressive and at the same time reaffirming of the Taycan’s status as a true out-and-out all-electric sports car.

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The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Might Have Horrible Range But Hot Damn is it Fast

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Might Have Horrible Range But Hot Damn is it Fast

Independent testing shows the Taycan Turbo S can run 10-second quarter miles!

Remember when we told you that the Porsche Taycan Turbo S got a dismal EPA rating of just 194 miles of range on a single charge? Well, as it turns out, that’s the cost of being fast. Incredibly fast. Well, that and a sticker price of $186,350, but that’s a story for another time. In fact, that price almost seems justified.

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Porsche Returns to the Land of Super Bowl Commercials with an Electrifying Commercial

Porsche Returns to the Land of Super Bowl Commercials with an Electrifying Commercial

Wait, is that the ___ hiding in plain sight?

Porsche is showing its first Super Bowl commercial in 23 years, and the star of the ad is none other than the all-electric Taycan. The German automaker’s first-ever all-electric production car is all set to hit the market this year, but there’s nothing quite like the platform and reach of the Super Bowl to get the hype going.

The 60-second commercial is called “The Heist” and unlike some previous ones that have touted electric technology more than the actual electric cars, this commercial is all about the Taycan… and several other Porsche vehicles. The 60-second ad will air in the first quarter of the game, but if you want to watch the extended cut, you can check out the video and watch it in its entirety.

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The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is Rated at 194 Miles? It Doesn't Stand a Chance

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is Rated at 194 Miles? It Doesn’t Stand a Chance

It looks like Tesla had the Porsche Taycan beat before it was even conceived

You know, I like the Porsche Taycan. I think it’s relatively sport for what it is while still featuring the family friendliness of four-doors and plenty of cargo room. Sure, it kind of looks like a deformed, partially aborted 911 with too much DNA, but that’s a conversation for another day. What I can’t get past, though, is the fact that Porsche has seriously dropped the ball when it comes to EV range. Where the Porsche Taycan Turbo is rated at 201 miles, the Taycan Turbo S garners just 194 on a full charge.

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TopGear Drag Races the Tesla Model S Against the Porsche Taycan But the Results Are Controversial

TopGear Drag Races the Tesla Model S Against the Porsche Taycan But the Results Are Controversial

It looks like the Model S met its match in the Taycan. But did it, now?

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the sort of battle that has the potential to change the EV segment forever. So far, Tesla’s viciously quick Model S has been kicking supercars and muscle cars to the curb in drag races around the world to the delight of Elon Musk’s fanbase. However, it looks like the electric sedan has met its match and then some in the squeaky-new Porsche Taycan. TopGear took the two EVs out for a spin that culminated with both a drag race and a top speed run on the Autobahn. Let’s see how that went, shall we?

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2021 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo

2021 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo

Porsche is officially going to have several versions of its Taycan all-electric model, one of which will be an estate or wagon model that will most likely be called Sport Turismo. The Taycan Sport Turismo is exactly the same as the sedan model, but with a bigger trunk and more practicality.

It’s actually going to be the first mass-market, purpose-designed, all-electric wagon ever, and no, the handful of coach-built Tesla Model S wagons don’t count.

The rest of the package remains unchanged, so it’s only going to be sold with an all-electric powertrain (don’t be fooled by the fake exhausts on the back of the camouflaged prototype in these photos provided by our spies) which will provide great performance, as well as a large lithium-ion battery pack for decent range.

Design-wise, expect a slightly more toned down version of the Mission-E Sport Turismo concept that debuted at the Geneva motor show this March. Porsche is apparently also going to make a higher-riding crossover-style version of this wagon, but it will be the sedan and wagon that will be the two main models.

But even if Tesla doesn’t make a production wagon variant of its Model S, that model is going to be the Taycan and Taycan estate’s main rival because it is already quite well established in its segment.

Updated 10/28/2019: The 2021 Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo was spotted testing in the wild once again with some minor changes as it moves closer to its launch for the 2021 model year. Check out the latest images in our spy shots section below!

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Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S

Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S

Comparing the giants of the high-performance EV market

After years of promises, teasers, and concept cars, Porsche finally unveiled the Taycan. A major turning point in the company’s history, the Taycan is the first Porsche with an all-electric drivetrain. What’s more, the Taycan is an EV of the high performance variety, so it goes against one of the most popular electric vehicles on the market, the Tesla Model S. A strong seller in the United States and a market leader in some European countries, the Model S is tough to beat. The big question is whether the Taycan has what it takes to give the Model S a run for its money and that’s exactly what we will find out in the comparison below.

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2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan

The Mission E concept goes into production as Porsche’s answer to the Tesla Model S

The Porsche Taycan is an all-electric sports sedan based on the Mission E concept. It’s also Porsche’s first-ever production electric car, designed to go against the Tesla Model S. Previewed by the Mission E concept, the Taycan sports design features borrowed from the show car, but also includes styling features seen on the Panamera sedan and 911 sports car. Powered by a couple of electric motors, the Taycan generates in excess of 700 horsepower in its range-topping version.

While considered laughable just a decade or two ago, the idea of a high-performance electric vehicle is now widely accepted in even the most traditional of speed circles. Porsche took full advantage of this and designed a sleeker Panamera that’s notably more powerful and quicker. Granted, it’s not as spectacular as the Mission E concept, but it’s definitely an exotic appearance even when compared to full-fledged sports cars. However, does it have what it takes to compete with the Tesla Model S? Let’s find out in the detailed review below.

Updated 10/14/2019: Porsche added a new member to its Taycan lineup. The new Taycan 4S has been announced in two different battery configurations. Check the Drivetrain section for more details.

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2020 Porsche Taycan by Hennessey

2020 Porsche Taycan by Hennessey

This proves that there’s no car tuning project that’s too ambitious for Hennessey

Hennessey is famous far and wide for its fully loaded tuning programs for some of the finest performance cars in the world. That’s a reputation the tuning company has earned after 30 years of delivering goods packed with jacked and juiced V-8 engines that oftentimes defy our imaginations. But just as Hennessey’s reputation for these programs is iron-clad, the tuner isn’t afraid to test the waters in other areas of the aftermarket world. Well, it’s doing just that after announcing plans to create an aftermarket program for an electric car. Mind you, this isn’t your typical electric car project, either. Hennessey isn’t creating a program for the Nissan Leaf. Instead, the tuner is setting its sights on the Porsche Taycan. As far as ambitious projects go, this one’s right up there for Hennessey, though if there’s one tuner that can pull it off, my money’s on John Hennessey and his boys. Prepare to enter a new world of EV tuning, folks. This is going to be good.

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Now That the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S Are Here, What's Next for Porsche's First EV?

Now That the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S Are Here, What’s Next for Porsche’s First EV?

Entry-Level Porsche Taycan Will Have an 80-kWh Battery and an Electric Motor Good for 375 Horsepower

A few years ago I was working on a piece about the Porsche 911 991, and I had to count the number of available versions of it. I stopped at 25. It is a somewhat similar story with the Porsche Panamera, which is, right now, available in 18 different guises. Why am I telling you this then?

Well, the Porsche Taycan is available in only two guises for a start - the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan Turbo S - I wonder how many more versions can we expect?

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The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Was Made to Be Driven Hard…in Gran Turismo Sport

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Was Made to Be Driven Hard…in Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche’s first-ever electric sports car makes its video game debut

There’s something about car launches these days. The Land Rover Defender received its own Lego Technic set right as it was taking a bow in Frankfurt, and something similar can be said about Porsche’s Taycan.

Porsche’s first all-electric sports car made its public debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, although we knew everything there was to know about it from its online reveal, yet Porsche kept to work with Japanese video game development studio Polyphony Digital Inc. towards the Taycan’s debut in Gran Turismo Sport.

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The Porsche Taycan Gets Ludicrously Expensive with Options

The Porsche Taycan Gets Ludicrously Expensive with Options

You can spec a Porsche Taycan to over $240,000

Nobody was expecting the Porsche Taycan, the brand’s first mass market all-electric vehicle, to be cheap. And it isn’t, even when just talking about its base asking price. When you start piling on the options (and if you’re configuring one of these, make no mistake, you will), the price quickly soars to astronomical levels.

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Porsche Taycan Quirks and Features

Porsche Taycan Quirks and Features

Nine facts and much more you have to know about the new Porsche Taycan

The problem with small craft beer companies isn’t about the quality of their products or the innovation behind it. It is about the scale. When the demand picks up, they cannot deliver - the quality goes down, and waiting time goes up. That is why not many alcohol drink representatives want to work with small scale craft beer producers. I am telling you this because we have something similar in the car world as well. When the demand picked up for the Tesla-produced cars, the company could not meet the expectations. No matter what it did. So, when a car like the Porsche Taycan comes to the market, it is a whole different story. It has Porsche and the entire Volkswagen Group behind it. These people do meet expectations, and these are all the quirks and features you need to know about the Taycan to believe it.

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The Taycan Isn't Porsche's first Electric Car

The Taycan Isn’t Porsche’s first Electric Car

A brief history of Porsche’s work with electric motors

Porsche just unveiled the Taycan, an all-electric sports sedan aimed at the Tesla Model S. The Taycan is Porsche’s first mass-produced EV, but it’s not the first electric vehicle produced by the company. Porsche’s history with electrification goes back more than 100 years ago, long before Ferdinand Porsche established his iconic firm in Stuttgart, Germany.

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The Porsche Taycan Is Cool and All, But It's Not as Quick as the Tesla Model S

The Porsche Taycan Is Cool and All, But It’s Not as Quick as the Tesla Model S

But is this a real problem?

The highly anticipated Porsche Taycan made its global debut ahead of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Essentially a competitor for the popular Tesla Model S, the Taycan signals the beginning of a fierce battle in the high-performance electric car segment. And needless to say, the Taycan looks like it has what it takes to give the Model S a run for its money. On the other hand, Porsche’s EV isn’t as quick as the American sedan, which is a letdown for performance enthusiasts.

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Elon Musk and Jalopnik Trade Blows on Twitter Over the Taycan's Name and We Agree With Elon on This One

Elon Musk and Jalopnik Trade Blows on Twitter Over the Taycan’s Name and We Agree With Elon on This One

Are you bored? Twitter might provide some fun

The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the hot topic of the hour in the automotive world. But while most enthusiasts praise its design and compare its performance to other EVs on the market, some point out that Porsche is using the "Turbo" badge inappropriately. Tesla boss Elon Musk is among those who believe that the range-topping Taycan shouldn’t be wearing the Turbo nameplate and was quick to tweet about it. It didn’t take long for the entire thing to blow up with replies that Tesla is misusing the Autopilot name, but we think that Musk has a good point.

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Porsche Taycan Walkaround - Your First Real Look at the Interior

Porsche Taycan Walkaround - Your First Real Look at the Interior

It’s not as big as a Panamera, but it’s impeccably dressed with all the fine things you’d expect from Porsche

After what seemed like an eternity waiting for the production version of the Mission-E Concept, Porsche finally pulled the covers off of the Taycan, the German automaker’s first-ever production all-electric vehicle. To add to the surprise, Porsche introduced not one, but two versions of the Taycan with the all-too-familiar Turbo and Turbo S nomenclature. Confused? There’s a reason for the use of the names, or at least Porsche says so. In any event, the Taycan is here, and among its most intriguing features, apart from its all-electric powertrain, is its interior. It’s the first time we’re getting a good, clean look at the Taycan’s interior, and as you can imagine, it’s a very Porsche-like interior. It’s clean yet sophisticated, luxurious yet functional. There are some issues with space, but for the most part, sitting inside gives you the feeling that you’re sitting inside a Porsche. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

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