I don't know if I can trust that review. They also saidThat Top Gear one is incredible:
“I’ve driven the slowest Taycan and the fastest one and you know what? I prefer this one to the Turbo S. »
Totally agree and particularly true for your location!Thank you for gathering these in 1 place. Just went through all the reviews and it is unanimous that handling and feel of the base version are at least just as good as any of the Taycan trims. Literally (other than people living in snow) the only reason for the 25k USD extra of a 4S is for launch control sensations and really if that is what you want you need to go above 200k for a turbo S. My choice is made Taycan RWD is the winner of the Taycan range. I was so so close to locking in a 4S. Timing could not have been better.
Yeah, this reviewer was just talking for talkings sake.I don't know if I can trust that review. They also said
Officially, Porsche rates the car good for 321bhp, but it ‘overboosts’ to 402bhp when you flatten the throttle, and realistically you’re never going to be gunning the thing for long enough to feel the urgency drop off.
But pretty sure the overboost only happens on launch control. I wish it was on demand whenever you "flattened the throttle". I used to think there was some technical reason behind that but I suspect it's only on launch control for marketing reasons (to make it equivalent to ICE vehicles launching at high rpms).
Also I'm tired of reviewers who are too hyperbolic. E.g.
The steering, now uncorrupted by any torque flowing through the front axle, is standout – if I was blindfolded and a flat-six backing track was played though the hi-fi I’d have sworn it was a rear-drive 911 Carrera.
I love my Taycan but there's no way you can't tell the difference through any slalom-like maneuver by how quickly the car turns in.
These reviews are pretty much what one would expect based on the specs of the base Taycan. Still a beautiful car that drives and handles and brakes great, but slower and less thrilling power than its big brothers. If you can live with 1-1.5 seconds slower 0-60mph and quarter mile times, this is a great way to save $20-30k. I think the true "sweet spot" for this car is the 4S version, (yes, I am biased and that's the one I bought). The 3.5 second 0-60mph and 11 sec quarter mile times along with all-wheel drive safety and handling, and great range at a lower price point than Turbo or Turbo S will fit the bill for most people. I'm not sure where the Turbo fits in, as I would imagine most people who opt to spend that much would just go all the way to the Turbo S and get all the performance possible? I drove a Turbo S before I drove the 4S, and I think it is the most special and fantastic sports sedan I've ever driven, but only marginally more so than my 4S, and definitely not justifiable based on price difference for me. I definitely understand someone with unlimited resources going that route though and loading up a Turbo S and driving the hell out of it! I think a lot of people will be very happy with a base Taycan, but I would recommend all of them drive a 4S, and a Turbo S if possible before purchasing and make sure the performance is acceptable and what you expect before you purchase. Thanks for posting the reviews!