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Sure, Porsche went through great pains telling us how to pronounce Taycan.


But, human beings as we are, there's an excellent chance we'll do as we please. How do you pronounce (or have you heard others pronouncing) it?

Tai-Khan? Tay-can? Taken? *seriously, I've heard that last one :plain:

What is it with VW group and weird names - Taycan, Touareg, Arteon, Phaeton
 

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I think they're just trying to be unique. I had no idea until I first watched this a few months ago. Now I go around correcting everyone. HAHA... they must hate me.
 

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The second I showed the spelling to my wife and then pronounced the name she said, “Oh, Just like the word Ticonderoga” !
 

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Its lame if you ask me.
Why not show the 919 racer morphing into a Taycan going from the race track to street?
I'm sure its what most of you here would love to see instead.
 

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Considering they have folks lining up and placing deposits on a car that we don’t even know what it looks like Porsche must be doing something right! ?
 

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Considering they have folks lining up and placing deposits on a car that we don’t even know what it looks like Porsche must be doing something right! ?

Agreed! Put simply, people trust Porsche to do this right.
I always refer back the the Cayenne.

People thought a Porsche SUV was the worst idea ever. It saved the brand. And it's a fantastic machine in both on and off-road performance.
 

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Agreed! Put simply, people trust Porsche to do this right.
I always refer back the the Cayenne.

People thought a Porsche SUV was the worst idea ever. It saved the brand. And it's a fantastic machine in both on and off-road performance.
Back in 2004, I bought a Porsche Cayenne S as a real work truck. Back then George W. Bush and the Republicans passed a "welfare for the rich" program. I could depreciate the ENTIRE purchase amount in one year lopping off $75k off my taxable income in 2004....lol Porsche literally added a few hundred pounds to the vehicle to make sure it qualified for the 6300lb minimum weight requirement. I owned it for only 3 years until an old lady, literally on her way to Church, ran a red light and was almost head on collision with both of us going about 48mph (80kmh). Thanks to the safety design of the Cayenne, the entire front end of the Cayenne was gone and crumbled, but I walked away with only a scratch on my hand from the airbag. A witness said he expected to see dead people because we hit so hard at such a high speed. thank you Porsche!!!! I bought an Acura MDX that I could use as a truck and am still using it today with 250K miles (400k km) with essentially NO repairs other than tires and brakes!!!!

The Cayenne was such a nice SUV, I never used it as a truck. Amazing performance and handling!
 

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I definitely said Tay-can when I first saw the name but after hearing it aloud I do think that Thai-Khan does sound better.

It's also not the first time Porsche had to teach everyone how to pronounce their name haha.

 
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