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Jason Camissa Reviews the Taycan

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Jason Camissa, from Road & Track had some very interesting things to say about the Taycan on his Insta account.

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Porsche Taycan Turbo S does 0-60 in 2.6 seconds. With a passenger. On All-Season tires. VBox-verified.⁣

Those non-ideal conditions (and "only" 90% battery SoC) mean I wouldn't publish this as an official time in a magazine — those will likely be a couple tenths quicker— but this thing RIPS.⁣

(2.64 seconds is, magazine-style, with 1-foot rollout.)⁣

Everything you've heard about it so far is true: drives very well. Precise steering, beautifully natural handling, good brake feel but no one-pedal driving, obscenely terrible economy. ⁣

My average efficiency on was 574 Wh/mi, which matches the car's lifetime average of 572. That corresponds to an average range (from the 83.7-kWh battery) of just 146 miles. ⁣

Meanwhile, after 36 miles, the computer was looking at me with a straight face, predicting a 186 more miles of range. Not likely.⁣

Sure, I did a few 0-60 runs, and this poor car has likely been abused every rolling minute. But the fact is, most EVs don't reach their EPA range (this one's is 192) and I don't think this thing is an exception. ⁣

Very strange to feel a gear-shift in an EV but it's noticeable if you pay attention to it — especially with the active sound enhancer on. Then, you really hear it, too.⁣

Thanks to the 2nd gear on the rear motor, the thing just doesn't stop pulling, even at outrageous speeds. ⁣

Some great touches to the interior (curved dash screen) and some that aren't exactly fitting for this price point. And for how big it is on the outside, the trunks and interior are all quite small.⁣

At $207k, this Turbo S is a hard sell. Especially with the severely compromised space and range. Looking forward to driving a Turbo — and then, of course, the forthcoming lesser models. I think that's the sweet spot. ⁣

Then again, 0-60 in 2.6 seconds with a passenger on all-seasons? Try THAT in a Chiron. Or Aventador. Or anything else, really. ⁣

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So now we can expect the Taycan's range to be under 200 miles?! Oh man...
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