Your thoughts on the RWD Taycan coming 2021?

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I'm curious. Why would anyone prefer a RWD car ? The slightest bit of damp on the road and they are lairy in corners, and rubbish from a standing start. All joking aside, whilst drifting is good fun. It's not a practical way of daily driving. So why do people love them so much? Personally I like a very quick sure-footed car that feels nice in the corners without being dangerous or f**king my tyres going side ways.
 
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Why would a Taycan RWD perform worse than let's say a Cayman - which is way lighter? And they are also used as DD.
 

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To be fair I did say rain and damp conditions. Ask a BMW M3 or M2 driver what there cars are like in the wet weather. They are a proper handful.
 
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Isn't the car full of assisting safety features? The cars are tested in the heaviest winter conditions before they hit the market.

I just want to find out whether it is a suitable car for us. So I am very thankful for all your opinions and insight. :)
 

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Isn't the car full of assisting safety features? The cars are tested in the heaviest winter conditions before they hit the market.

I just want to find out whether it is a suitable car for us. So I am very thankful for all your opinions and insight. :)
Listen, I am no way a brilliant driver. Like I said previously on this thread. I like very fast and easy & very stable cornering characteristics from my cars. I can't think of anything worse than fighting with the steering in corners or wheelspinning at every standing start every time is raining or damp. I want a very easy life out of a DD, not drama! 😉

The car does have plenty of stability systems, and the you are right they are tested a lot in winter conditions. Just remember they also are tested by VERY experienced amazing drivers.
 
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Valid point. :)
 
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To our Chinese fellas: Is the RWD model on the streets already? Are there any reports, reviews etc. on the Chinese Interwebs? :giggle:
 

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hi, i am chines , watch already the news, Porsche don't delivery any ,you can only place order and wait
 

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To the above, the RWD Taycan will be absolutely fine in the rain. Period. You can already put a 4S into Sport Plus, turn traction to sport, and mess around in the rain without the car moving torque to the front wheels. BMW built a brand on the back end slipping out as easily as possible, that's why their cars can "struggle" in the rain.

If anything the RWD might allow a little more intentional playfulness.
 
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hi, i am chines , watch already the news, Porsche don't delivery any ,you can only place order and wait
Thanks, keep us updated please. :)

To the above, the RWD Taycan will be absolutely fine in the rain. Period. You can already put a 4S into Sport Plus, turn traction to sport, and mess around in the rain without the car moving torque to the front wheels. BMW built a brand on the back end slipping out as easily as possible, that's why their cars can "struggle" in the rain.

If anything the RWD might allow a little more intentional playfulness.
That is good to hear. As a family car I just want to make sure that we don't face any trouble in our mild winters in the German south. :) But at the same time there are lots of BMWs on the streets without AWD as you stated as well.
 

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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. :)
In regular traffic, the RWD will still have more than enough acceleration, and compare to ICE it is instant, which is a huge difference. That is the major reason I drive EVs only.
 
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