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Porsche Taycan

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  1. Carnut

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    I have tried hybrid (the i8) and I could never figure out exactly what it was. Plus there was not much you could really do to it, which sort takes the fun out of it, at least for me. I did get a call last week about getting a Taycan, and though I have stayed away from Electric cars in the past, I think I am going to buy one. Is anyone else here considering one?
     
  2. Andial

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    I would wait for the production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo, especially in PA.
     
  3. Jaguar36

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    Porsche is saying lots of good thing about it, but I'm going to wait until production versions are actually in customer hands before making a decision. Lots of unknowns about it still that could really make or brake the car.

    It also irritates me that the only reason Porsche/VW is building a charging network is because they were forced to by the Dieselgate settlement. That doesn't bode well for them supporting it or continuing its expansion.
     
  4. tritone

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    Put in my reservation 3 months ago; looking forward to mid 2020 delivery.......Audi e-Tron coming in the meantime(August).....lusting after the Taycan Turismo, but I may get old(er) before it arrives.....
     
  5. randkin

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    I put my deposit down some time ago when it was the Mission E, as the production version of the Taycan comes closer to a reality I am questioning my call as to actually pull the trigger on the purchase. I will likely wait until I can actually view one in person. There is a Taycan forum where there is a plethora of information although much is sheer speculation along with the most current spy photos with much of the camo removed but it is still pretty hard to get a real handle on the cars looks.
    There are going to be three levels of trim so there may be a difference appearance wise among the different trim levels? I am hopeful it comes close to the Mission E concept as possible but there are already many changes from the concept vehicle.:confused:
     
  6. absent

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    Confusing names for the Taycan.
    3 models coming with different power outputs:
    Taycan
    Taycan S
    Taycan Turbo

    Really? Electric car called "Turbo" ??
    I understand their reasoning, "Turbo" is Porsche's synonym of most powerful version but I think that's really pushing it.
     
  7. Innovativethinker

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    not a fan of buying first year production models, but it sure looks cool.

    Been getting lots of emails from my Porsche dealer.
     
  8. randkin

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    The Mission E looks cool. On the Taycan, the dramatic styling has been significantly toned down - no suicide doors, there is a B pillar, there will be outside mirrors, doesn't appear to be as wide and low, etc. So to me, it is starting to look like a restyled electric Pano, thus my reserve on whether I will pull the trigger on my deposit. I am more interested the full on “Turbo” which may carry more Mission E concept styling and will certainly have the most power and range?

    I to wonder about the designation “Turbo”, I would have thought for an EV they would have come up with a better descriptive name for the most powerful version say – “Lightening”, “Flash”, or whatever more in the electric vain for a EV.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Anthony James

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    I'm looking forward to talking to my local Porsche dealer this weekend to put a deposit on one. No idea what they will want or if they will have allocation. I should be well informed by next week.
     
  10. bball16

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    As a Panamera owner I’m really looking forward to seeing and driving this car. It seems like it might be the perfect car to get when I’m done with this one.
     
  11. Wikdstrate

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    I am also very excited about this car. Going to schedule a 90 minute driving session with PEC Atlanta when they obtain a Taycan.

    I did this with a GT3 before I purchased my car. It's a wonderful way to really experience the car to make sure you get a good idea of what cars are like before you commit to purchasing.

    PEC's really let you drive the snot out of their cars.
     
  12. Andial

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