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Reviews Refreshing or Revolting: Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S

19:50  21 september  2019
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2020 Porsche Taycan Premiere To Be Livestreamed On September 4

2020 Porsche Taycan Premiere To Be Livestreamed On September 4 Mark your calendars as we enter a new era for the Porsche brand. The 2020 Porsche Taycan is here – well, almost. But now we have a date. Mark your calendars as Porsche has announced that its first all-electric model will make its global debut on September 4, 2019 and it will be live-streamed on the company's dedicated online TV microsite. Aside from the date, Porsche willingly divulges us with the information that the Taycan will be revealed at a simultaneous event happening in three key locations: China, Canada, and Germany.

The electric performance revolution underway, with the Porsche Taycan competing against the Tesla Model S . Is Porsche ' s first EV refreshing or revolting ? Despite its illustrious history, Porsche is the upstart with its Taycan all-electric sedan. Meanwhile Tesla ' s Model S is the icon of the space—an

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The electric performance revolution is underway, and the tables have turned. Despite its illustrious history, Porsche is the upstart with its Taycan all-electric sedan. Meanwhile Tesla's Model S is the icon of the space—an odd designation to bestow to a vehicle less than a decade old.

2020 Porsche Taycan Is a Lot More Expensive Than the Tesla Model S

2020 Porsche Taycan Is a Lot More Expensive Than the Tesla Model S The 670-hp Taycan Turbo starts at $152,250 and the 750-hp Turbo S starts at a steep $186,350. The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo starts at $152,250 and the Taycan Turbo S starts at $186,350. The Taycan is Porsche's first electric car, and it has its sights set on the significantly less-expensive Tesla Model S. Both the Turbo and Turbo S models will be available by the end of 2019, and Porsche says it already has thousands of orders for the Taycan. The Porsche Taycan may break new ground as Porsche's first-ever EV, but it's a Porsche through and through—right down to its steep price.

The Tesla Model S Plaid prototype is reportedly lapping the Nurburgring 20 seconds faster than the Porsche Taycan ' s record time. Our spy photographer tells us a trio of expert shoes are currently piloting the high-powered and extra-grippy Model S prototypes: racers Thomas Mutsch, Andreas

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An argument persists that the two aren't true competitors. The Taycan's significantly higher price point somewhat precludes it from being cross-shopped against the Model S. But the fact is that in today's arena, there simply aren't any closer rivals. And with their ridiculous acceleration and simmering lap time face-off, it's impossible not to compare them. Design-wise, though, each brings its own approach. Pitted against the Tesla Model S, is the Porsche Taycan refreshing or revolting?

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Tesla succeeded with the Model S' styling. Without a lineage to conform to, it was granted liberal reign to make the car look however it liked. The result was sleek and elegant; its low-key looks only enhanced by the face-lift which retired the "grille"—no engine to cool, after all. However, otherwise aesthetically unchanged since its 2012 introduction, it's beginning to seem dated. Perhaps spoiled by the cadence set by more established manufacturers, we're eager to see a thorough redesign of Tesla's mainstay vehicle.

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo First Look Video

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo First Look Video Here's your first in-person look at Porsche's electrified future. Our onslaught of 2020 Porsche Taycan coverage continues. So far we've given you a deep dive into the Taycan's specifications, compared it with Tesla's two most formidable opponents, compared it again with its gas-powered foes, shown you all the supercars the Taycan's quicker than, and asked ourselves what Porsche should electrify next. All that's left to share is actual video of the car, live from its debut near Niagara Falls in Canada. Editor Clint Simone was there in person at the Taycan's debut earlier today.

The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the Tesla Model S ' first true competitor. Since the Taycan Turbo S and Model S Performance compete against each other, it' s no surprise that they're similarly sized. In terms of overall length, the Model S is just 0.3 inches longer, and its width trails the Taycan by just

Porsche ' s CEO revealed some interesting details about the upcoming all electric sedan now called Taycan and the plans of the brand to compete with Tesla ' s

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This stagnation only enhances the Porsche Taycan's looks. As the camo peeled away leading up to its reveal, we were thrilled to see its resemblance to the Mission E concept. As a whole it's extremely modern and ready for the next few years as the lineup proliferates. Unlike Tesla, Porsche has an aesthetic heritage and range-wide design language it must adhere to. The Taycan successfully aligns with it, while presenting its own fresh, distinct being.

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That's evident at the front, with the headlights in particular breaking from tradition. Porsche lamps have always been round or smooth-edged, but the Taycan's are distinctly rectangular. Still, they carry the four-element LED signature seen in Porsche's modern road and race cars. The units are sunken into the fenders in a manner dissimilar from Porsches past, which are typically mounted flush with or protruding from the fascia. That said, the fenders' rise over the hood is a design hallmark seen on Porsche vehicles without an engine ahead of the driver. Likewise, grille openings are kept to a minimum, although the distinct "teardrop" vents beside the headlights feed cooling air to the front brakes and smooth frontal airflow.

Porsche Taycan's 800-Volt Architecture Enables Slimmer Wiring, Faster Charging, Less Heat

Porsche Taycan's 800-Volt Architecture Enables Slimmer Wiring, Faster Charging, Less Heat It's a key reason why Porsche's EV can charge faster and accelerate more consistently than any Tesla. At 800 volts, the operating voltage of the Porsche Taycan is double the EV norm. This enables faster charging, less heat, and thinner-gauge wiring. The reduction in heat is a key enabler of the Taycan's extremely consistent claimed acceleration performance. Raising the operating voltage in an EV has a host of positive trickle-down effects, which is why Porsche doubled the Taycan's volts to 800 from the typical 400.

The Porsche Taycan is a missile aimed straight at Tesla . The German electric sedan packs everything needed to give the Model S its first real fight. The Porsche is just as fast, is sleeker thanks to a lower drag coefficient and packs several technical goodies missing from Tesla ’ s sedan.

Tesla ' s upgraded Model S "Plaid" sat behind a tow truck on the Nürburgring this week. Video shows its rival, a new Porsche Taycan , driving past it. A Porsche Taycan can be seen driving past the stationary Model S at one point. With improvements, the company says it hopes to hit an even faster

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Pivoting to the profile, it's classic Porsche from end to end—there's no denying the Taycan's sloping roofline is meant to resemble the 911. Its tapering daylight opening and vertical vents behind the front wheels are much like the Panamera. There's almost nothing about the Taycan that projects its electric motivation, but the subtle fin on the charge port on each side tastefully draws attention to the Taycan Turbo S' eco-friendly aspirations.

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The side showcases the Taycan's retro-modern wheel options. Motorsports-inspired multi-spoke designs have flat facing to smooth airflow. Taycan-exclusive five-spokes have broad blades which call to mind the timeless Fuchs design, but become contemporary with the addition of available carbon fiber. On the Mission E-inspired rollers, the body color outer lip is a love-it-or-hate-it detail. Regardless, it's optional for either inclination.

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Viewed from the rear, the Taycan continues its familial resemblance. The deck is extremely short to further evoke the 911, but leaves space for a pop-up spoiler and a bit of extra trunk lid. Set into the fascia is a width-spanning taillight, which has been seen previously on some earlier Porsche models and is a modish trait in the industry today. The rear bumper is a prominent element integrating a diffuser. Perhaps it's intended to invite the viewer to find a tailpipe—which is, of course, conspicuously absent.

Tesla's Heading To The 'Ring But Hasn't Reserved Any Track Time

Tesla's Heading To The 'Ring But Hasn't Reserved Any Track Time Tesla looks set on taking on the 'Ring. But ... The infamous Green Hell, or Nürburgring as it is more commonly known, has been the unofficial automotive proving ground for many years now. Manufacturers from all over the world travel to the town of Nürburg in Germany to take on what is arguable the most demanding and dangerous circuit in the world; it's where records are set, broken, and tried for, year after year. Of all the manufacturers in the world that have ludicrously fast cars, Tesla is one of the few that have yet to make their mark on the 'Ring. That is, until now.

The Tesla Model S is currently available for purchase, though there are rumors that a refresh featuring an updated interior would be rolled out within the next few quarters. The Porsche Taycan , on the other hand, is expected to start production sometime in 2019, with deliveries likely hitting their stride around

A Tesla Model S prototype currently testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife have been informally Note that this is not the ultimate lap time that the Tesla Model S will achieve on the Nordschleife Note the R suffix for “Race.” For its timed lap, the Porsche Taycan is reported to have been fitted

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The Taycan's interior will feel recognizable to any prior Porsche driver. A power button to the left of the steering column carries the decades-old tradition, while a stubby 992-esque drive selector is mounted on the right. Perhaps the biggest departure is the sheer number of digital displays across the dashboard and center stack. It's not spartan to the extent of the Model S, but less decorated than other European luxury rivals. Like the exterior, as a whole the Taycan's interior is clean, purposeful, and technical.

Even after several years on the market, the Tesla Model S remains a looker. We won't assert that the Taycan is a resounding design defeat of the EV originator. It is, however, a refreshing addition to the segment; an equally attractive offering executed in typical Porsche fashion. Now only one test remains: to set them side by side on the starting line and let electrons fly.

Porsche Might Be Sitting on a Faster Taycan Nürburgring Lap Time.
A Porsche Taycan Turbo set the 7:42 record, which begs the question: What can a Taycan Turbo S do? Porsche used a Taycan Turbo, rather than a Turbo S, to achieve the Nürburgring lap record for a production electric vehicle. The Turbo S makes more power and torque and conceivably should turn a faster lap time. A Tesla Model S has been spotted on the Nürburging and is likely being used to make an attempt at stealing Porsche’s title.

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