The rise of electric cars came much sooner than we expected. On the one hand, it breaks our hearts seeing the internal combustion engine become a leftover, but on the other hand, we have some bewildering electric vehicles being made by manufacturers like Rimac and Hyundai.
If you ask any layman what they think is the best electric car for sale right now, they will probably say which is a Tesla sedan. In fact, there are a lot of things we love about Tesla. After all, it is the most famous electric car company in the world, but today we are here to highlight one of its main competitors, Porsche. The Porsche Taycan is one of the main competitors to the Tesla Model S, which is why we chose the German-made luxury electric car over the American-made in a jiffy.
10 Just look at it
Seriously, just look at the incredible creativity that the Stuttgart design team mustered. It’s sleek and modern, but still embraces the modern Porsche look with its headlights, sloping roofline and light strip at the rear.
Not only that, but overall, the Taycan silhouette is a perfect blend between a sedan, coupe and station wagon — of course, if you want to go all out, the Taycan is available in an estate form called the Sport Turismo or Cross Turismo too.
9 Unrelated acceleration times
The Tesla Model S Plaid is currently the world’s fastest accelerating car with a 0-60 time of just 1.9 seconds. On the other hand, the Taycan at its most powerful level, the Turbo S, can do the same in less than 2.4 seconds.
On paper, the half-second difference seems like a game-changer, but in the real world, this difference is only noticed in the spreadsheets. Sitting behind the wheel of either of these cars, when smashing onto the go pedal, it looks almost the same.
8 inner wise
I knew she was coming. Porsche’s cars feature some of the most durable and ruggedly designed cockpits in the entire automotive world, and even with no drone engine to silence any interior rattles, the Taycan still feels as luxurious and quiet as you’d expect.
Teslas on the other hand…well, it’s full of cheap plastic—even the roughly $140,000 Model S Plaid. It may seem like a simple dream inside, but using it is very complicated because there are almost no buttons, and everything needs to be changed with navigating the infotainment system.
Porsche has never been a brand to go along with the norm, and while most manufacturers offer their cars only in basic neutral colors and sometimes red or blue, Porsche still gives buyers the opportunity to define their dream Porsche in some of the more exotic color options.
And by weird, we don’t mean disgusting, just take a look at the Robustar Taycan shown above. And if that’s not enough, you can customize the Taycan to your liking with Porsche’s extensive range of accessories as well.
6 money value
As we just mentioned, the Tesla Model S Plaid costs roughly $140,000, and compared to the $154,750 price tag of the Taycan Turbo, it’s worth the extra $15,000, no doubt about it.
Not only will you get roughly the same level of performance and a better-designed car overall, but you’ll stand out from the traffic, and you’ll also drive a quality Porsche.
5 Twice world record holder
The Taycan has not only one, but two Guinness World Records records. The first record is “Longest Drift in an Electric Vehicle”. Porsche Driving instructor Dennis Ritera was behind the wheel of a Taycan in Germany and caught a continuous drift for nearly an hour to cover 26.2 miles.
The second record held by the Taycan is “the fastest car ever to climb Pikes Peak”. I took the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo and had to cover 6 states (or about 1,400 miles) and climb 3.1 miles in total. The race took 33 hours and 48 minutes of driving, and to this day, it holds the record for such a long ride.
Performance cars are usually tough going in order to tackle corners with the most grip, but Porsche thinks there should be a limit to how much compromise you’re willing to make, after all that’s not the 911 GT3R. .
The Taycan comes with adaptive dampers that let you choose from several different driving modes such as Range, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus. In its most comfortable, plain spot, the Taycan will feel just as sophisticated as the Cayenne SUV.
3 A real driver’s car for the future
It’s baffling to be able to say that an electric car is actually a driver’s car, but then again, Porsche knows what the purists want, and they’re here to serve. As you’ve heard, the Taycan isn’t just an ordinary electric car, it can drift and dash through some of the toughest training sessions for days on end.
Somehow, Porsche encapsulated the feel of the 911 and re-injected it into the Taycan’s electric bloodstream. Although it lacks the sound of a petrol-powered Porsche, it still delivers a great driving experience, a great driving experience, and of course, flawless performance.
2 Dual Speed Transmission
Usually, electric cars come with only a gear, after all, it is not needed anymore, but Porsche decided to equip the Taycan with a two-speed transmission.
It shifts from first to second gear when you hit 62 mph because Porsche built first gear to send more torque to the wheels and achieve higher g-force in the process. It then shifts to second gear to allow the rear engine to run at a lower speed. smart things.
1 Shipping times
This is exactly why so many people are apprehensive about buying an EV — not just the amount of time it takes to charge their vehicle, but also the number of miles it can travel on a single charge. One feat we have to give Tesla credit for, however, is how much range the Class S has 400 miles of range.
That said, the top-tier Taycan can do 227 miles on just one charge, but when the right tools are on, the Taycan can charge from 5% to 80% in just 23 minutes Porsche claims, while the Tesla can Do the same in 40 minutes.