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  1. Lease vs Buy

    In the US at least, the loan rates for financing are much much lower than the Porsche lease. Like half. Depends on credit and circumstances a little but broadly speaking Porsche leases are terrible. However there are a few caveats that may swing things to the lease, principally the guaranteed...
  2. Chris Harris’ Full Taycan Review From Top Gear: I LOVE IT!

    if I don’t have to replace the brake pads I’m going to be disappointed in myself
  3. Healthy Competition for German Auto Makers

    VW is going to have to unravel that knot. They can’t stay dependent on LG Chem. That’s giving one supplier an insane amount of leverage. Also seems unnecessary. Batteries are a commodity. I hear Panasonic feels Tesla doesn’t treat them very well ....
  4. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Is Quicker Than A Bugatti

    EV is the future. The performance per dollar is just mind blowing.
  5. Impact of Taycan on equilibrium-is it just us?

    maybe ? I have PDCC on the 911 TTS which is almost as fast and has almost as much torque as the Taycan (not quite as instantaneous). Very similar in straight line performance. At the limits, even more brutal on the corners and braking (1500# less is a lot of physics forgiveness). I haven't...
  6. Impact of Taycan on equilibrium-is it just us?

    not clear that it would. It will make the car more stable and allow more aggressive cornering. If your problem is being surprised by how fast the car can accelerate and making a bunch of unconscious corrections causing the human to bounce around the cabin just a pinch more, then maybe worse...
  7. Impact of Taycan on equilibrium-is it just us?

    my guess is the car is so stable and quiet that you are going much faster than you realize you are in these turns. Many / most folks have had that experience and written about it. There isn’t the same aural feedback from the engine revs to suggest maybe letting off the throttle. try it in...
  8. Impact of Taycan on equilibrium-is it just us?

    mmmm. His head doesn’t weigh any more and the force against it isn’t substantively greater. the body roll and cornering is quite different from both a 911 and a Tesla. Might be something disquieting there. I’ve seen plenty of folks get nauseous on the track, and that’s closely tied with the...
  9. My Gentian Blue Turbo S delivered

    they explain how a $50K hybrid will compete with a model 3 ? Because there are some sweet hybrids in the > $150K range, but all the normal people hybrids suck for driving experience. Especially the low end BMW 3 series. also, if nobody wants them what happened to BMW sales in the world’s 8th...
  10. Impact of Taycan on equilibrium-is it just us?

    agree with epiral. The 4S has less jarring power and let’s you spec the options to avoid some of the performance smoothing ones like PDCC (which come standard on the turbo S). You should also be able to configure the air suspension for more comfort. have you driven a Tesla model 3 performance...
  11. AsburyAuto review of 2020 Taycan vs 2019 Tesla Model S

    based on what we saw at Nurburgring and what Elon has publicly claimed, the plaid model S appears a full and substantial refresh. Completely new power train, new body styling, new aero, new battery pack (like from model 3). it’s not just a little trim and some new tires. Now whether or not...
  12. Rapid charging new car during PDI at dealership

    Cookies aren’t an every time food.
  13. Rapid charging new car during PDI at dealership

    it’s not bad, but it is slightly harder on the battery than more gradual ac charging. if you only ever do high speed rapid charging, which would be weird but some Tesla folks have done it For Science! (kidding, no idea why) then the battery will age faster. But we’re talking about effects that...
  14. Performance Options on 4S? PDCC, RWS, PTV Plus

    I never would have ordered RWS myself, but got it on a new to me 911, and really dig it. It makes the turning radius of the car much smaller. Great for parking lots and garages. PDCC helps manage the car’s weight in aggressive turns. It has proponents on the 911 as well as detractors. The...
  15. Driver Test Driving Taycan Caught Going 133 MPH In 62 MPH Zone

    Be careful out there our Scandinavian friends ... (speeding tickets are income adjusted!!)
  16. Driver Test Driving Taycan Caught Going 133 MPH In 62 MPH Zone

    If you’re new to this kind of car, it’s ridiculously easier for it to get out of control (Er, for the lawful driver, I mean. The car itself is rated for far higher). After 3 seconds you’re exceeding the speed limit, and after 9 the situation now involves jail time. It’s a little weird...
  17. My Gentian Blue Turbo S delivered

    they’ve had a succession of executives who are quite hostile to EV. They wasted so much time and work. I’m skeptical they survive the transition as anything other than a husk
  18. Is 100% really 88% full?

    agreed. Given they recommend charging parameters basically like a Tesla (20-80% is ideal, not too low, not too high) I think it’s a mistake to assume the reserved capacity is simply a top buffer, or behaves in some linear way as unused capacity. We don’t know how it’s being used, and we don‘t...
  19. 4S Brake upgrade or not..

    no. Overall the performance characteristics are the same for street use. The ceramics are much cleaner with almost no brake dust and last much longer. Under heavy use (the track) ceramics won’t fade as Iron brakes do after they get very hot. Ironically many people won’t track them because...
  20. Neodyme og standard (black) interior accents..

    Like Dee, I preferred the Neodymium high lights with the tan interior.
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