Taycan 4S vs. Turbo: Wham

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Isn’t the 4S with the performance plus battery a little faster than the regular 4s and thus the gap with the turbo slightly less ?
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Isn’t the 4S with the performance plus battery a little faster than the regular 4s and thus the gap with the turbo slightly less ?
It's a hair faster. They tuned it up to counteract the weight of the heavier battery. I think the goal was just to have the same 0-60 time regardless of which battery you pick.
 

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Is there a complete list of standard equipment on the Turbo that are options on the 4S (i.e. performance battery +, leather)? I’m trying to gauge the “real” cost of moving from 4S to Turbo. Thanks!
 

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Is there a complete list of standard equipment on the Turbo that are options on the 4S (i.e. performance battery +, leather)? I’m trying to gauge the “real” cost of moving from 4S to Turbo. Thanks!
Porsche website/config will show that info.
 

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Porsche website/config will show that info.
Yes, thanks. I was just being lazy, to be honest. I wanted to see if anybody had gone through and done the math, option by option. Of the $47k difference, I wanted to see how much were things I was going to option on a 4S anyway. I went ahead and made a spreadsheet from the website/configuration, as you suggested. It’s about $23k worth (assuming Mission E wheels). So you’re paying about $24k for the horsepower.
 

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Yes, thanks. I was just being lazy, to be honest. I wanted to see if anybody had gone through and done the math, option by option. Of the $47k difference, I wanted to see how much were things I was going to option on a 4S anyway. I went ahead and made a spreadsheet from the website/configuration, as you suggested. It’s about $23k worth (assuming Mission E wheels). So you’re paying about $24k for the horsepower.
And when you take into account the higher resale value of the Turbo, it’s even less.
 

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And when you take into account the higher resale value of the Turbo, it’s even less.
Dave, what’s your sense on the resale difference? I know we don’t have a lot of data on Taycan resale differences yet.
 

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I would also add that there is no way to option the 4S to have the front aero kit, which I think looks better (even without the Sport Design). No bias here, as I have a 4S.
 

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Yes, thanks. I was just being lazy, to be honest. I wanted to see if anybody had gone through and done the math, option by option. Of the $47k difference, I wanted to see how much were things I was going to option on a 4S anyway. I went ahead and made a spreadsheet from the website/configuration, as you suggested. It’s about $23k worth (assuming Mission E wheels). So you’re paying about $24k for the horsepower.
I did notice certain option pricing is lower on turbo/turbo s vs. higher on 4S & RWD.
 

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Dave, what’s your sense on the resale difference? I know we don’t have a lot of data on Taycan resale differences yet.
You’re right, but generally options don’t affect resale value as much, compared to base price.
 
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4s was all I needed but I've been thinking about this too. Is the Turbo uncomfortably fast, as some reviewers (E.g. Matt Farah) have stated? Like if you're not careful you'll give people whiplash, make them nauseous, etc?

Also I may be in the minority but I like the way the 4S looks more than the Turbo. Those painted bits mixed with plastic on the Turbo look weird to me.
I agree and when I ordered my turbo I took out those options and upped some of the quality on other options instead.
 

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Also I may be in the minority but I like the way the 4S looks more than the Turbo. Those painted bits mixed with plastic on the Turbo look weird to me.
Agreed about the painted intake sections on the front, and also the side skirts and rear diffuser. For my Turbo, I resolved it by adding the gloss black exterior trim, which replaces those paint coded parts with gloss black.

My build includes a lot of options, many of which are less expensive to add to the Turbo than to the 4S, resulting in a smaller step up in price to the Turbo trim.
 

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Agreed about the painted intake sections on the front, and also the side skirts and rear diffuser. For my Turbo, I resolved it by adding the gloss black exterior trim, which replaces those paint coded parts with gloss black.

My build includes a lot of options, many of which are less expensive to add to the Turbo than to the 4S, resulting in a smaller step up in price to the Turbo trim.
I did that too with the black gloss trim!

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I did that too with the black gloss trim!

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Nice! It gives the perceived "grill" a simpler shape, with a sleek horizontal bottom edge, and similar for the rear diffuser. Beyond that, I'm also not a fan of those big aftermarket diffuser teeth that some users favor. That would be a bit over the top for me.

Also like you, I went with the silver Mission E's. At first I had specified exterior color on the wheels, but ultimately took that out of my order. I decided that was too much frozen blue metallic surface area, too fussy-looking for my style, and besides that, the silver is just a more classic look for wheels.
 
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