Theoretical Question On All Wheel Drive....

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    May not be answerable on the Taycan since we have not driven one yet. On a really sharp curve at a higher speed does the front end or rear end usually loose tire traction first? Or is this even predictable at all?
     
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    Rear as all awd Porsches are rear wheel biased, when they slip in the rear power transfers more to the front.

    Probably different with the taycan, as it drives on both axles always, but still it would probably brake loose in the rear first as most of the power is generated by the rear axle motor.
     
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    #3 felixtb, Aug 20, 2019
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    Yes absolutely rear biased. It would not be a sports car otherwise...... :) (Saab rally-men and women will kill me!)
     
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    From the Motor Trend article:

    “It's like being fired out of a railgun. The black Porsche lunges at the horizon, the rate of acceleration one long, linear surge of weapons-grade thrust. Corner! Meier's hard on the brakes, the monster carbon-ceramic rotors feeling every bit as predictable and precise as in a 911, and turns in. I detect mild understeer on corner entry, then a perceptible weight transfer as what is clearly a strongly rear-biased powertrain delivers a mountain of instant-on torque to those wide rear tires.”
     
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    The front motor is 160KW and the rear 300 kW
     

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