Your thoughts on the RWD Taycan coming 2021?

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What do you guys think? I was planning to replace my Macan S (2019) for the Taycan 4S but now I am holding back to see what Porsche's got up its sleeves with the RWD Taycan. I was actually planning to drift for an hour non-stop so they caught me today. :CWL:

Rear-wheel drive, lighter, less power and weaker acceleration. Assuming the same price ratio as in China, the entry level is just under € 82,000. That is a word, isn't it?

What do you think about the lower acceleration, possible standard specs, release date?

Not too much to find here on this forums. I wonder, is it on sale in China already? If so, how come there are no reports? :)





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RWD was the model I originally wanted but it isn't for sale yet in the US. My worry with the de-contented model was what would be lost compared to current AWD models. I was also concerned the US EV federal tax credit might be cancelled although that is no longer a worry.
 

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What do you guys think? I was planning to replace my Macan S (2019) for the Taycan 4S but now I am holding back to see what Porsche's got up its sleeves with the RWD Taycan. I was actually planning to drift for an hour non-stop so they caught me today. :CWL:
I was ready to sell my 4S for the RWD until I saw that it only did 42km of drifting. Since my commute is 44km, I was hoping it would do at least that. I may wait until next year.
 

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I think people interested in the RWD are going to have to see what options are standard on that model in their region. I expect that it will have a number of things missing, as that's how Porsche does things. The RWD pricing is all marketing anyway.
 

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Honestly, if thats what you would prefer to spend just go for it. You will still enjoy the car and nothing will change that.
Ive opted for RWD cars before, I’m getting a Hurucan Evo RWD purely because brand new it’s the same price as a used 4wd from 2016.
The decision honestly came down to the fact that that’s what I’d prefer to spend to get the car.
 

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Really need the RWD Taycan, 4S cost usd270,000 in Hong Kong thanks to the crazy car tax. Hopefully can get the RWD under usd 220,000 in Hong Kong.
 

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Really need the RWD Taycan, 4S cost usd270,000 in Hong Kong thanks to the crazy car tax. Hopefully can get the RWD under usd 220,000 in Hong Kong.
I think it's coming to this territory first. So that's good news for you!
 
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What do you think, how much do you feel the "lack of acceleration" compared to the 4S AWD? I struggle to imagine it. The numbers are similar to my '19 Macan S but I guess that RWD AND EV must feel different. :)
 

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I expect it to feel very similar, concerning acceleration. I guess the RWD will be the "gamechanger".
 
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Similar to my Macan S with similar 0-100 spec or similar to the 4S? :)
 

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Similar to my Macan S with similar 0-100 spec or similar to the 4S? :)
Similar to Taycan S, sorry.
IMHO ist the change from combustion engine (coming from 4 AMGs V8 in a row) to EV dramatic.
My Taycan had a "pit stop" @ porsche and i changed to a Cayenne S QP rental car. Puuuu- was glad to pick up may taycan again later that day.

Just my 0,02 €.
 
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Thanks for the insight. Makes me feel positive about waiting. Very excited to see how much Porsche strips down the standard configuration.
 

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Thanks for the insight. Makes me feel positive about waiting. Very excited to see how much Porsche strips down the standard configuration.
Yes, if they kick out the air suspension...
 
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Yes, if they kick out the air suspension...
How necessary is it? With my PASM on the Macan (no air suspension) I barely notice any difference between the settings - with my 21" wheels though.

I guess the lift feature is what might be the most useful about the air suspension. I cannot remember whether I used it on my test drive. :oops:
 

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