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Thanks for taking all of these questions Luke, I hope it pays off with more sales for you.

Can you tell me if the night vision displays the road in front of you if there are no animals or people? If so, does it provide much visual support in the rain or snowy conditions for colder weather climates.

Thank you for all of your time.
Great question!

Yes, the Night Vision Assist will display the road in front of you even when no objects are present.

When an object, such as an animal, is present it will illuminate that object on the screen in either Yellow or Red depending on how close you are to that object.

During Rain and Snow the Night Vision assist can become a little overwhelming as you will see some of those droplets dart across the screen.

In my honest opinion, while Night Vision Assist is cool it just isn't something that most of my clients use a ton if optioned on their car.

I think people who would see the most benefit from night vision are those who plan on driving their Taycan at night and live in more rural areas where deer and other animals might be more of a worry on the road. For example back home in North Carolina I would probably use this all the time, whereas here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area I have no idea when I'd ever use Night Vision Assist.
 

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Great question!

Yes, the Night Vision Assist will display the road in front of you even when no objects are present.

When an object, such as an animal, is present it will illuminate that object on the screen in either Yellow or Red depending on how close you are to that object.

During Rain and Snow the Night Vision assist can become a little overwhelming as you will see some of those droplets dart across the screen.

In my honest opinion, while Night Vision Assist is cool it just isn't something that most of my clients use a ton if optioned on their car.

I think people who would see the most benefit from night vision are those who plan on driving their Taycan at night and live in more rural areas where deer and other animals might be more of a worry on the road. For example back home in North Carolina I would probably use this all the time, whereas here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area I have no idea when I'd ever use Night Vision Assist.
In Texas and the west you want it in open range country. Bulls with horns make deer child's play!
 
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@LukeManning being ex-Tesla, whats the general thoughts on Taycans connectivity issues with the Porsche servers? I collected my 4S on friday, and have not been able to get the car to login to myporsche id account. Online and phone app work and my VIN was registered, but when I go to login the login button is not 'lit'. Dealer says its Porsche, Porsche say they dont know...round and round I go.

Is it a server thing or a car thing...no one seems to be able to give me an answer.
Just keep trying to log into the car. Drive it around and keep trying to log in. In the beginning when we first recieved out Taycan, I had to drive it around to several different parking lots and continue pressing Log In until it finally did it. Once connected, we haven't had any issues with it since.

Personally, I think Porsche is going to HAVE to have multiple servers across the globe. The fact that they don't already have one in the US is mind boggling to me.

Like I said in a prior post. Porsche has really just started getting into the connected car scene since 2017 with the redesigned Panamera... Wheras Tesla has really been doing this since they started way back in 2010 with the Model S. Tesla also employs a hell of a lot more people, and especially software engineers - whereas Porsche is more concerned with production and actual drive train engineering.

That being said though, I think Porsche has a shorter distance to travel to have really awesome/reliable software than Tesla does to make the same caliber of cars that Porsche is producing...

Hope that makes some sense.
 
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In Texas and the west you want it in open range country. Bulls with horns make deer child's play!
Very true! Except I expect 90% of my clients here in the DFW area will never take their Taycan past the metroplex - if they do leave they're going straight down to Austin/Houston and are pretty unlikely to encounter anything on the roads except a Buccees or a delicious Kolache stop.
 

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Unfortunately no. Not even when you option the Sport Design Package does it do this. Only available on Turbo and Turbo S.

That being said, I do recommend my clients that order a 4S to option the Sport Design Side Skirts on if you're looking for a little bit more color on the car.

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Personally, I don't mind the plastic front versus the painted or Carbon Fiber options on the other cars. It's just down so low that you really don't notice it that much.
I paid a visit to my local dealership yday and I could see the lower front bumper being an ever so slightly different design. Was hoping I could get it custom painted/wrapped to be the same as the Turbo range, but it doesn’t quite fit the same.

Don’t know whether it’s just me, but it seems to give the car a slight Lambo look!
 

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I paid a visit to my local dealership yday and I could see the lower front bumper being an ever so slightly different design. Was hoping I could get it custom painted/wrapped to be the same as the Turbo range, but it doesn’t quite fit the same.

Don’t know whether it’s just me, but it seems to give the car a slight Lambo look!
As you seem to be located in the UK, there is a thread which details with pictures what you can do to color code your lower front bumper with a thing called PPS (and not PPF).
Unfortunately, there are few shops that are to do PPS at the moment...
 

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Luke - thanks for taking our questions. Mine is: does your dealership paint the Taycan brake calipers and what do you usually charge? Thanks
 

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As you seem to be located in the UK, there is a thread which details with pictures what you can do to color code your lower front bumper with a thing called PPS (and not PPF).
Unfortunately, there are few shops that are to do PPS at the moment...
Thanks, have searched the forums for 'PPS' and read a few threads. I'm not that clued up on aftermarket customisation. It always frightened me that it would affect insurance or resale value. But hell, it's an expensive car and it deserves it!

Is there a particular reason why you recommend PPS instead of PPF?
And why do only a few shops do PPS atm?
 

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Thanks, have searched the forums for 'PPS' and read a few threads. I'm not that clued up on aftermarket customisation. It always frightened me that it would affect insurance or resale value. But hell, it's an expensive car and it deserves it!

Is there a particular reason why you recommend PPS instead of PPF?
And why do only a few shops do PPS atm?
You cannot apply PPF to non painted surfaces - it will not bind to the plastic. You could apply a vinyl wrap as an alternative but not sure how that would look.

From what I understand PPS (which is still fairly new in the market) is like a rubberised coating on top of the paint. If you do a clear-coat you can spray on top after masking up all the areas to not be sprayed (windows, trim, wheels, anything plastic etc.). If you want a colour change however, that is more complex. For trim like bumpers, side-skirts etc, I think you would have to remove the items for spraying. I am sure it would be fine but I am skeptical about things like clips etc being bent/broken when needlessly removed - especially by 3rd parties not familiar with the car - but that's just me...
 

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You cannot apply PPF to non painted surfaces - it will not bind to the plastic. You could apply a vinyl wrap as an alternative but not sure how that would look.

From what I understand PPS (which is still fairly new in the market) is like a rubberised coating on top of the paint. If you do a clear-coat you can spray on top after masking up all the areas to not be sprayed (windows, trim, wheels, anything plastic etc.). If you want a colour change however, that is more complex. For trim like bumpers, side-skirts etc, I think you would have to remove the items for spraying. I am sure it would be fine but I am skeptical about things like clips etc being bent/broken when needlessly removed - especially by 3rd parties not familiar with the car - but that's just me...
Gotcha, thanks. I think it'll be best for me to have it delivered, live with it for a while and see if my desire to wrap it still perseveres. Then, I can take it to someone recommended and local to see if they need to remove the bumper, etc.
 
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Luke - thanks for taking our questions. Mine is: does your dealership paint the Taycan brake calipers and what do you usually charge? Thanks
Hey there Jeff!

We don't have an in house paint team here at my dealership.

I refer clients to a local place to get their calipers painted. I think it's usually around like $500-$700. Might be a bit more for the Taycan though.
 

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Hey there Jeff!

We don't have an in house paint team here at my dealership.

I refer clients to a local place to get their calipers painted. I think it's usually around like $500-$700. Might be a bit more for the Taycan though.
This is pretty helpful, that means that the option of getting the PSCB in high gloss black (if that’s a color scheme you want) for MSRP $900 from the factory isn’t too bad of a premium then.

I keep going back to the Porsche promo photo in the Carmine Red thread of that Turbo with the black Mission E wheels and black calipers and it looks clean and aggressive if you’re going for a 4S or Turbo that won’t come with the yellow ceramics.
 
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This is pretty helpful, that means that the option of getting the PSCB in high gloss black (if that’s a color scheme you want) for MSRP $900 from the factory isn’t too bad of a premium then.

I keep going back to the Porsche promo photo in the Carmine Red thread of that Turbo with the black Mission E wheels and black calipers and it looks clean and aggressive if you’re going for a 4S or Turbo that won’t come with the yellow ceramics.
Yeah I think the $900 for High Gloss Black Calipers is actually very reasonable - especially given the fact it is done by Porsche and you don't have to wait for it once you get your car!!!

I agree that is a really clean/aggressive look. That being said, I really do like the Red and White calipers that come as standard and I think they look great with most colors.
 

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