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- Oct 24, 2021
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- Taycan Turbo CT
I agree that superior handling should be a significant differentiator for the Taycan, but overall I still don't see enough superiority of the current Taycan to justify the cost difference and, although I personally prefer my CT and will gladly be keeping it, I get the impression that a lot of buyers- at least in the UK- prefer the form of an SUV, but were prepared to compromise with a sedan or wagon Porsche EV when there was no SUV in the Porsche range, on the basis of Porsche's reputation for quality and ability, and the big EV tax benefits for businesses and employees.That's an interesting point, but I don't think straight-line performance is the only criteria. Surely the Taycan will still be the better handling car, with it not being on stilts. That is, the target buyer won't be the same, and if it so happens that someone would choose the Macan, then so be it - the profit margin is likely still huge, so they'll make more overall from a model selling in higher numbers.
For me, personally, the Taycan means an EV wagon - which the Macan is not going to be. I will, however, keep an eye on the corresponding depreciation threads and replace our ICE Macan in a few years. (I need to start suggesting build codes on the new forum.. <rubs hands>)
The good news (for Taycan owners) if I'm right, is that the feeding frenzy of tax benefit driven new car leases terminating in an avalanche of used vehicles causing residuals to tank, will now pass from the Taycan to the Macan