Featured Our 2020 Porsche Taycan Preview Renderings!

Discussion in 'General Taycan Topics' started by Tye, Oct 16, 2018.

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    Yeah, I think it will have really similar proportions to the Audi E-Tron GT, but in my opinion the rear of the Taycan will look nicer than the E-tron GT's
     
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    Agree with this. I've been around long enough to know not to expect the production version to come anywhere close to the concept and that comparing the two would inevitably lead to disappointment. One question no one asks is how much would that concept cost to build for the masses? It's a pure design exercise unbound by cost, production, safety or legal constraints.

    Judging the Taycan on its own I'm very happy with what I see even on the mules. It's going to look so much better revealed in final form and seen in the metal.
     
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    I totally agree with you it’s lost its mojo with these renderings I want to mission E or nothing. Cannot believe that Porsche would create all this hype, collect deposits and then warm up a Panamera for their new electric car! What a joke
     
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    Porsche doesn't work that way. VWAG doesn't have any issue with making money like a certain CA-based EV maker, which allows them to take their time to produce a high quality vehicle. If you have a deposit on the car, I would suggest being patient. I don't think they will have any problem selling out their first year of production. And compared to most auto manufacturers, they have a great track record on reliability of new models in their first year.
     
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    those photos look a little better at least the car front but I agree with others, the mirrors, the sides are just like the Panamera. To me, this look like the Taycon was built on the Panamera chassis. the suicide doors were really cool, I don't know why they removed them but saying cost is the reason makes no sense considering that the car will cost an upward of $90K. Tesla has the wing doors and I thought it was brilliant for Prosche to counter with the Suicide doors. not sure why they changed their mind but let's wait and see the actual final version.
     
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    Suicide doors are not practical for everyday use. I had originally wondered the same thing, then I read a post from a guy who bought an i3 (suicide doors) and really regrets it. Think about parking with someone in the back seat...
     
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    I also have a BMW i3 and really love the suicide doors, so YMMV. I believe the main disadvantage of suicide doors (as shown on the Mission E) was the body wouldn't be as solid due to the lack of a B-pillar. The i3 uses an aluminum chassis with a CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) body, so it's super strong but is very expensive to manufacture.
     
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    I agree with everyone saying they will ask for their deposits back. I will as well. I put one down the day the deposit program started.
    The wide fender flares and suicide doors will make/break it for me.
    When I saw all the mules I said "so they're making an electric Panamera? PASS!!!" as I personally find the Panamera an "unattractive" car.
    It's just very pedestrian.

    Give me the flares. There's no reason not to do it.
    Give me the suicide doors. Again, there's no reason not to do it. If you have family you want in the back seat, get the Cross Turismo version when it comes out next year.

    And the "it's the Taycan not Mission-E" crowd, sorry, but they are selling the Taycan as the Mission-E. They are one in the same. Why would they call the final version a "mission"? It makes no sense. It's their mission to build that car, so... mission complete! What are they gonna do, call it the "Porsche E"? haha

    The reason the suicide doors are so "make or break" with me is because it allows the Taycan to be a 4 door car but with a 2 door aesthetic. I don't plan on having people in the back seat on a regular basis. And anyone wanting to be back there can get over the fact that it's a suicide door vehicle. But if you don't like it, then stay out of my car, ya know?

    The side mirrors don't bother me at all. But the wide bulbous fenders and suicide doors are make or break issues.

    Oh, and one other thing because someone asked about "how much could it cost to produce the concept?" and people talking about road legality. What you are failing to understand is that the concept car was driven on public roads. In order to actually drive a vehicle (concept or not) on a public road, you have to register it. And in order to register it, it must be street legal. So sorry, but Porsche very much so CAN make the concept vehicle exactly how it was designed and I can't imagine it would cost any more than the production vehicle. I mean, we're talking a B-Pillar here. It's 2019, it's no big deal. If lesser manufacturers than Porsche can do it, then Porsche can certainly do it.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that there are certain types of temporary registrations for concept/test vehicles that skip the standard rules and regulations of cars. That and money. So, that theory is weird.
     
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    I'm sure you're right.
    But that's one hell of a lot of liability they would be taking on (lawsuits in the billions potentially) because of a) the big named millionaires they had driving it, and b) how many thousands of vehicles with people in it did they endanger driving it to locations for videos/photo shoots/ publicity? Even if they blocked off sections of highways, you still have the potential of major destruction if something blew up or whatever, causing millions in damage to roads and bridges and structures.

    I'm not arguing your point because I don't work there and I wasn't part of any permitting process. I just don't see why they'd take unnecessary risks unless they were protected.

    The entire reason this was mentioned is because people have said that it wouldn't be realistic or legal (paraphrasing) to make the concept as it was. Which is a complete pile of doo doo, and I was pointing to the fact that they made a plenty safe to drive (and race) concept car. If it wasn't able to be done, it wouldn't have actually been done... which it was :)
     

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