I remember the days when the Gran Turismo series didn’t even have Porsche in it. Now we are getting exclusive access to drive the very first all electric Porsche, the Taycan Turbo S. How times have changed.
The Porsche Taycan is the first Porsche that is all electric. It is basically the only real Tesla Model S competitor. It has been talked about for years and years, but is finally actually coming to production. There will currently be two versions. The Taycan Turbo S and the Taycan Turbo. I assume later on they will make a regular Taycan and a Taycan GTS. That is the standard range of Porsche models.
The Taycan Turbo S is all electric and has 751hp with a 0-60mph time of 2.6 seconds, which is crazy fast. However, the top range Tesla Model S can do it in 2.4 seconds. The Taycan Turbo S also starts at $185,000, which is much more than the fully loaded Tesla Model S. It is interesting to see the Porsche Taycan Turbo S not beating the Tesla in stats and still costing more. I assume they are going on brand and interior materials. With Tesla you basically get what they give you while Porsche has always offered much better interiors with better materials.
More Porsche Models Coming
Not only is the Taycan Turbo S coming to Gran Turismo Sport, but also the Taycan Turbo and the “917 Living Legend” race car. Also, a new Porsche Vision Gran Turismo, which is insanely cool. It, however, won’t be here for a while. Porsche is saying probably at the start of next year.
I am very excited to see more cars, especially Porsches being added. The Taycan has been a very anticipated car. Probably out of most people’s price range, but at least we get the opportunity to drive it in game. It recently set the record at the Nurburgring for the fastest four-door, all-electric vehicle with a time of 7:42. The current non electric four-door record holder is the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 ’18 with a time of 7:21.23. The Porsche Panamera Turbo ’17 did it in 7:38. Finally, to put it into perspective the Porsche 918 did it in 6:57. About 4 seconds slower than the Panamera, but also much heavier at over 5000lbs. That makes it about as heavy as the Tesla Model X, which is their SUV. Pretty impressive time considering that.
Let us know in the comments your thoughts on the new Porsche Taycan. It is a very interesting car that has been very anticipated over the years. Do you like it? Do you think it will beat Tesla? Would you get one over a Tesla Model S? Share your thoughts below.