They were looking to maximize efficiency for the sake of range. It is great how Porsche managed to get .22 cd and have fantastic exterior aesthetics.I'm still surprised at the overall 'Toyota Camry' look of the Mercedes EQS exterior. It just kind of baffles me on their design engineering for it. It doesn't fit the brand at all in my opinion.
I think each car has it's strengths and weaknesses. the taycan is the most unlike the other 3.Sounds like the discussions on this forum.
Agreed that the Taycan is least like the others, but disagree that it's a sports car.I think each car has it's strengths and weaknesses. the taycan is the most unlike the other 3.
the other 3 are more GT sedans while the taycan is a sports car.
the tesla is the one that will be hurt the most if the lucid gains market share while the MB should be a step ahead of lucid because of the MB pedigree
I watched that review now, and there is no way that the Plaid they drove around the 'ring was in the same configuration as Kyle's test car. At a minimum, it was in some special track mode that disabled stability control.He had many unpleasant things to say about the Plaid, with the exception of the speed.
despite the upgrades with the plaid version the car's look is over 9 years old, other than the nose cone change 6 years ago the body is the same as it was in '12 when it first came out.I tend to agree. There is a certain exhaustion with Tesla. So Lucid at the high price point may be more attractive for folks who love tech.
I think even without it, we are going to see a lot of fun Youtube videos of people wrecking their Plaid. There's already several good Tesla and EV videos (Porsche included) of people not knowing how to handle the instant power.I watched that review now, and there is no way that the Plaid they drove around the 'ring was in the same configuration as Kyle's test car. At a minimum, it was in some special track mode that disabled stability control.
Honestly, even though it would be kind of sleazy to have a special track mode that only turns on at certain GPS locations (like the 'ring) and can't be enabled manually, I wouldn't be mad about it. On a car like that, with that much power... if you let people turn off stability control completely, we'd have a new contender for the "Widowmaker" nickname.
I too respect Kyle's analyses. He is from the industry, quickly cuts through BS, and, has the good sense (per last week's InsideEV's podcast) to have a Porsche Taycan on order.I tend to agree with Kyle's take on the appearance of the Lucid Air. When I first saw the release, I joked with a friend that works at Tesla that sent it to me and told him it looks like a Buick. Kyle's take on it seems to suggest I wasn't completely out of line. I really like his reviews. Super balanced, fair approach, no punches pulled on issues. Thanks for the share!