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Should Porsche Use "Taycan Turbo"

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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Porsche officially calling the faster Taycan a "Taycan Turbo" is a bad idea and here why.

It doesn't fit the traditional meaning of what a turbo means. Defining that: "A turbo, short for “turbocharger,” is a device that’s basically an air pump, spun on one side by an internal combustion engine’s exhaust gases, which drives a turbine on the other side that compresses the air/fuel mixture back into the engine. Packing more of the air/fuel mixture into the cylinder allows for greater power when the mixture combusts and forces the piston down, creating more exhaust, and keeping the whole thing going." (credit)

By that definition, the words Taycan and Turbo have no business being next to each other. Yet Bernd Propfe (platform director for the Taycan), specifically called it that in this statement during an interview: “The Taycan Turbo can do 10 full-throttle zero-to-62-mph and four zero-to-125-mph sprints without a one iota decrease in performance.”

I understand Porsche is in a tough spot trying to name the hotter Taycan. All I know, is using the "Turbo" name is not a solution. Instead it should be something else. I'm just not sure what and haven't seen anyone mention anything better.

Considering the marketing value of using "Taycan Turbo" and how little of an explanation it needs to anyone with even minimal Porsche knowledge, its easy to see why Porsche will go forward with it anyway.

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We will know more on Sept 4th about Taycan lineups/trim levels. I agree with you on the “Turbo” not a fan either of having it slapped onto the Taycan & I just may opt to no badging at purchase
 

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^ likewise, I plan on not putting the Taycan badging when I spec out the car.

It's 2019, modern-day usage of many words no longer pertains to the original meaning. Sure, Turbo ( Defining that: "A turbo, short for “turbocharger,” is a device that’s basically an air pump, ...)

Turbo to me just means something that has extra boost or power.... does this mean we shouldn't equate a car's power with Horses anymore? lol

Sidenote: I'm not a diehard Porsche fan but am aware that there's some sort of a deep history?(I think?) for Porsche and the Turbo branding, so I'm sure this will be a pain point for many of those fans.
 

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I don't blame them at all for using Turbo for the Taycan's performance models. It easy for people to understand that it's a sportier version and it shows that Porsche isn't afraid to have the Taycan compared to it's ICE siblings.

I was a bit shocked when I first saw they were using the term Turbo but after that it doesn't bother me because at the very least the connotation of performance and sportiness still applies.
 

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Looks like the Votes are almost all for using the term Turbo. Where are the haters at, lol.
 

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Looks like the Votes are almost all for using the term Turbo. Where are the haters at, lol.
So it seems.
The name might grow on me, or at least the positives of the Taycan will make me forget about it. Also, Porsche isn't in the business of stamping the vehicles name everywhere so forgetting its called a "turbo" will be easy.

Like the Panamera it might be a simple debadging and centering of "Tayan"

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