We know the Taycan Turbo S. We love the Taycan Turbo S.
It’s not just another electric car with a quick 0-60 time. It’s not just some commuter box that is comfortable and quiet. It’s a proper sports car. Forget all that, it’s a proper Porsche. This thing has all of the touchstones of a real deal European sports car with just bucket loads of power and torque available instantly from the electric motors. It’s quicker than any sports car Porsche has ever built, the center of gravity is lower than any Porsche ever built, and the car’s drag coefficient is the lowest of any Porsche ever built. Big specs, but how is it to drive?
Great steering, great handling, not-quite-911 braking, and big, juicy, effortless speed. With those characteristics, the Taycan Turbo S might be at the top of my list of the best cars I’ve ever driven. I’ve driven a whole lot of Porsche models, and this one takes the cake. Would I have one over a new 911? Absolutely, I would. I agree with pretty much everything Matt Farah says in this video below.
It’s crazy. It’s fast. It’s crazy fast.
Mr. Farah has been talking to cameras while driving for over a decade, and has driven some insanely fast machines. This is probably the first time I’ve ever seen him get a little flustered by the speed and capability of the machine. The car is so quick that it takes a bit of mental energy to maintain the correct driving line. Focus on the road is always a good thing, and I’m happy that the Taycan encourages drivers to keep driving.
Something interesting to note, Porsche’s digital assistant keeps interrupting Matt during his drive, which might add to the distraction and his ability to focus. The digital assistant’s wake word is “Hey Porsche” so many of the times he says “Porsche” in the video, the car thinks he’s talking to it. It’s a weird Taycan-specific problem, but one that probably wouldn’t come up in an everyday situation.