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Porsche Taycan - Road and Track #5428428 05/13/20 05:04 PM
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Another interesting EV article, at least to me.
The gist is, Porsche missed the mark. Surprising.

R&T - Taycan

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The way I would take that article is:

Amazing 1st try for Porsche
Can't wait for Taycan 2.0


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Re: Porsche Taycan - Road and Track [Re: JeffKeryk] #5428489 05/13/20 06:23 PM
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Some articles that I've read says that this IS a fantastic car. For the price, it better be I'd say.

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Originally Posted by Danno
The way I would take that article is:

Amazing 1st try for Porsche
Can't wait for Taycan 2.0

I read it as a failure vs a 9 year old car from a startup car company.


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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Originally Posted by Danno
The way I would take that article is:

Amazing 1st try for Porsche
Can't wait for Taycan 2.0

I read it as a failure vs a 9 year old car from a startup car company.

Some see things as half full and some as half empty.


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Re: Porsche Taycan - Road and Track [Re: JeffKeryk] #5429024 05/14/20 10:56 AM
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Wow now that article was a complete waste of time...


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Originally Posted by Sveina
Wow now that article was a complete waste of time...

I would be interested in why you think this.
Thanks in advance.


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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Another interesting EV article, at least to me.
The gist is, Porsche missed the mark. Surprising.

R&T - Taycan


I only think Porsche missed the mark if you think the mark was to make a practical EV to compete with Tesla. It feels more like they built and EV halo car just to show off their tech. Eventually some of this tech will find it's way into a VW or an Audi to compete with Tesla.


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Originally Posted by glock19
Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Another interesting EV article, at least to me.
The gist is, Porsche missed the mark. Surprising.

R&T - Taycan


I only think Porsche missed the mark if you think the mark was to make a practical EV to compete with Tesla. It feels more like they built and EV halo car just to show off their tech. Eventually some of this tech will find it's way into a VW or an Audi to compete with Tesla.

The Taycan is electric but not high tech. That's a key difference between them and Tesla.
And their electric drivetrain fell far short of early promise. The Taycan was supposed to have a 400+ mile range and ended up with well under 200.


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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Another interesting EV article, at least to me.
The gist is, Porsche missed the mark. Surprising.

R&T - Taycan


I only think Porsche missed the mark if you think the mark was to make a practical EV to compete with Tesla. It feels more like they built and EV halo car just to show off their tech. Eventually some of this tech will find it's way into a VW or an Audi to compete with Tesla.

The Taycan is electric but not high tech. That's a key difference between them and Tesla.
And their electric drivetrain fell far short of early promise. The Taycan was supposed to have a 400+ mile range and ended up with well under 200.


I think their powertrain is a lot more high tech than Tesla. I don't believe they built it for efficiency, it's built for performance. EVs tend to die out at higher speeds and Porsche attempted to solve that with a multi-speed transmission.

I understand that you like Tesla and I'm not trying to take anything away from them. I just don't think these cars are built for the same purpose.


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This article highlights why I dont have an electric vehicle at this time. Even for $200k it sounds like a basket of snakes. Clunky transmission. Power limitations. Inefficient. I'm sure it feels like a blast to drive all out, but I'm waiting for it to become mainstream tech and have much better range. Still, understandable that we need the Taycans and Model S and X and Y and 3 and whatever elses out there before we can get what I want. It's a process, and good on Porsche and Tesla for trying.

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Originally Posted by Ws6
This article highlights why I dont have an electric vehicle at this time. Even for $200k it sounds like a basket of snakes. Clunky transmission. Power limitations. Inefficient. I'm sure it feels like a blast to drive all out, but I'm waiting for it to become mainstream tech and have much better range. Still, understandable that we need the Taycans and Model S and X and Y and 3 and whatever elses out there before we can get what I want. It's a process, and good on Porsche and Tesla for trying.

The Porsche gets so much wrong, and I don't get it. You cannot find a more storied car company. Engineers that make world class cars and race cars.
Take the transmission? Why? EVs get their "right now" acceleration by the flat torque curve and the single speed transmission.
If the car has to shift, it loses right there if everything else is equal.
The Taycan is gorgeous; I posted a video of one a few weeks ago.
But how can they release a big dollar car that is 9 years after the Model S that simply falls short?
Boggles the mind.

Ws6, perhaps the Tesla Roadster will work for you? 0 to 60 in 1.8 seconds. 600 mile range. Priced like the Taycan.


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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Originally Posted by Ws6
This article highlights why I dont have an electric vehicle at this time. Even for $200k it sounds like a basket of snakes. Clunky transmission. Power limitations. Inefficient. I'm sure it feels like a blast to drive all out, but I'm waiting for it to become mainstream tech and have much better range. Still, understandable that we need the Taycans and Model S and X and Y and 3 and whatever elses out there before we can get what I want. It's a process, and good on Porsche and Tesla for trying.

The Porsche gets so much wrong, and I don't get it. You cannot find a more storied car company. Engineers that make world class cars and race cars.
Take the transmission? Why? EVs get their "right now" acceleration by the flat torque curve and the single speed transmission.
If the car has to shift, it loses right there if everything else is equal.
The Taycan is gorgeous; I posted a video of one a few weeks ago.
But how can they release a big dollar car that is 9 years after the Model S that simply falls short?
Boggles the mind.

Ws6, perhaps the Tesla Roadster will work for you? 0 to 60 in 1.8 seconds. 600 mile range. Priced like the Taycan.



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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Originally Posted by Ws6
This article highlights why I dont have an electric vehicle at this time. Even for $200k it sounds like a basket of snakes. Clunky transmission. Power limitations. Inefficient. I'm sure it feels like a blast to drive all out, but I'm waiting for it to become mainstream tech and have much better range. Still, understandable that we need the Taycans and Model S and X and Y and 3 and whatever elses out there before we can get what I want. It's a process, and good on Porsche and Tesla for trying.

The Porsche gets so much wrong, and I don't get it. You cannot find a more storied car company. Engineers that make world class cars and race cars.
Take the transmission? Why? EVs get their "right now" acceleration by the flat torque curve and the single speed transmission.
If the car has to shift, it loses right there if everything else is equal.
The Taycan is gorgeous; I posted a video of one a few weeks ago.
But how can they release a big dollar car that is 9 years after the Model S that simply falls short?
Boggles the mind.

Ws6, perhaps the Tesla Roadster will work for you? 0 to 60 in 1.8 seconds. 600 mile range. Priced like the Taycan.

Of course you don't. And you will not.
You think that companies need to develop Tesla. Porsche is first of all coming from different culture. Therefore their approach to the problems is completely different. Another thing is that Porsche is not in a rush to develop EV. Porsche is not going to abandon bread and butter for EV's, they have luxury of time to try different things.
If you want to understand what Porsche is doing, first start from the fact that Porsche is basically playing game here. They are attempting things, and EV while important, they have luxury of time. On other hand Tesla will need several more decades to catch up in built quality with Germans.


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Originally Posted by edyvw

Of course you don't. And you will not.
You think that companies need to develop Tesla. Porsche is first of all coming from different culture. Therefore their approach to the problems is completely different. Another thing is that Porsche is not in a rush to develop EV. Porsche is not going to abandon bread and butter for EV's, they have luxury of time to try different things.
If you want to understand what Porsche is doing, first start from the fact that Porsche is basically playing game here. They are attempting things, and EV while important, they have luxury of time. On other hand Tesla will need several more decades to catch up in built quality with Germans.

I have been following the Porsche/Audi EV development for years.
The point is, they stated numerous goals and failed to achieve most of them.

The Taycan is gorgeous, no doubt. Fit and finish is stellar. One of their fastest cars in many aspects; that's saying something.
Did you read the article?

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