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Taycan Turbo S is hypercar-quick in a straight line, but we’ve seen that trick before with electric cars. Taycan Turbo S impresses most for its balanced performance portfolio. Entirely new in an electric car is its ability to change direction with a grace no 5000-pound car should possess. A low center of gravity, rear-wheel steering, front and rear electric motors with torque vectoring to meter power at each wheel, and Porsche’s Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) sway bar system that deftly limits body roll have gifted Taycan with Olympic agility. Hats off and three cheers to Walter Röhrl, 2-time World Rally Champion and Porsche’s stoic speed warrior, who led the team of development drivers.
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German auto magazine Auto Bild Sportscars compares the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S to the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé.
Can the Porsche beat the BMW despite its 400 kg (880 lbs) weight disadvantage?
In terms of power they match each other » Both deliver 625 hp to the wheels. (The Porsche Taycan has 761 hp available during launch control.)
You can get the full comparison-test in the June 2020 issue of Auto Bild Sportscars.
Originally Published April 21, 2020
Video is from The Smoking Tire, hosted by Matt Farah.
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The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo is a sensational four-wheel drive electric vehicle with staggering performance. With 625hp it can go from 0-100kph in 3.2sec (0-60mph in 3.0 sec) and and limited to a top speed of 260 kilometres per hour (162mph).
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‘There will be entry-level models coming off the Taycan,’ R&D chief Dr Michael Steiner said in a phone interview during the coronavirus crisis. ‘There will be a rear-wheel drive model with a smaller battery to make it more accessible price-wise, especially for markets that don’t need 4wd – places like China, where weather conditions mean you don’t need it.’
The 4S has a smaller rear motor than the Turbo or Turbo S, and its total curb weight is 178 pounds less than that of the Turbo—probably the most significant factor relating to the range difference.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has attempted to beat the Porsche Taycan electric sedan’s Nurburgring lap time record with the Model S. Is Tesla a rival?
Although people like to play us off against each other, we do not consider Tesla to be a direct rival. With the Model 3, it’s clear that they are more aggressively targeting the volume segment.