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Would you class the Taycan as a Supercar?

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Here's Wiki definition:
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A supercar – also called exotic car – is a loosely defined description of street-legal, high-performance luxury sports car. Since the 2000s or 2010s, the term hypercar has come into use for the highest performing supercars. Supercars commonly serve as the flagship model within a vehicle manufacturer's lineup of sports cars.

4 doors, fairly practical daily driver, does this constitute a Supercar?

What do you think?
 

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World's Quickest Cars 0-60
  • 2022 Mercedes-AMG One – 2.6 Seconds.
  • 2020 Lamborghini Sian Roadster – 2.7 Seconds.
  • 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S - 2.8 seconds
  • 2020 Ferrari 812 SuperFast – 2.8 Seconds.
  • 2020 Pagani Huayra BC Roadster – 2.8 Seconds.
  • 2021 McLaren Speedtail – 2.9 Seconds.
  • 2020 Ford GT – 3.0 Seconds.
  • 2020 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut – N/A.
 

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Based on 0-60 I would definitely say yes.
 

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Admittedly playing devils advocate a bit, but it does tick a lot of boxes on the definition of a Supercar (depending on which source you read), but it doesn't feel like a Supercar (4 doors and all)

Interesting thread here, short article:

So can an electric car ever be a Supercar? Not having at least a V8 or centrally located engine...

Do we need to redefine Electric high performance vehicles?

What would you call it? Hypowercar... Supowercar 😂
 

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Some day all cars will be electric and that will be a moot question.
 

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A supercar is not defined by 0-60; straight line is for idiots ;-)
It's the corners, or Nuremburg Ring which makes a supercar. EVs suck there b/ of corners.
 

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From the original post and definition:
Supercars commonly serve as the flagship model within a vehicle manufacturer's lineup of sports cars.

However much we like the Taycan, however impressive some of its attributes are, the 911 is still that Porsche
 

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It really doesn’t matter to me what you call it. The Taycan is an amazing car to me.
 

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A supercar is not defined by 0-60; straight line is for idiots ;-)
It's the corners, or Nuremburg Ring which makes a supercar. EVs suck there b/ of corners.
True, no one was truly suggesting that this is what defines a Supercar.
0-60 is an important metric to consider, you can have all the power you want from an engine but if the engineering can't transfer the torque to the tyres without traction it's useless.
0-60 demonstrates that the vehicle is capable of delivering said power efficiently and effectively.
Also consider that the Taycan is over 2300kg and still achieves the same acceleration from 0-60 as a Pagani Huayra BC Roadster which weighs in at just over 1200kg.
Considering the weight differences and the same 0-60, it puts the Taycan on another level technically, what would the Pagani acceleration be with 1000kg ballast?
However to suggest 0-60 and straight line is for idiots is a very binary opinion Andix.
I agree cornering is important, however in most F1 GP races it's usually the first car to the first corner after the start that wins the race (especially true for Monaco).
Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher I'm sure wouldn't agree 'straight line is for idiots' under those circumstances...

Now to the point of cornering, again I'm in agreement 0-60 doesn't prove that the car is fast in all environments however look at the data table below, the Taycan doesn't 'suck' in the cornering department either. (note. this time was for the Turbo, not the Turbo S)
DONT OVERLOOK THE WEIGHT to achieve these times with a 2300kg car is amazing!

Other cars in the 7:42 range at the Nurburgring:
7:41.50Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1Sascha BertNovember 2010Auto Bild Sportscars (11/2010)[194]
7:42Porsche 911 GT3 (997)Walter RöhrlAutomobil (05/2006), Sport Auto (05/2006)
7:42Lamborghini Murciélago SuperVeloce LP670-4Horst von SaurmaSport Auto (01/2010), Pirelli P Zero Corsa.[206]
7:42.34Porsche Taycan TurboLars KernAugust 2019Porsche conducted test, pre-production model. Fastest street-legal electric car.[207][208][209]
7:42.39Porsche Cayman GT4 (981)Christian GebhardtApril 2015Sport Auto (5/2015), Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.[210][211][212]
7:43.8Honda Civic Type R (FK8)April 2017Honda conducted test, full "floating" roll cage, removed infotainment and rear seats.[213][214]
20,832 m (68,346 ft)7:43.65Nissan GT-RSascha BertNovember 2010Auto Bild Sportscars (11/2010)[194]
7:43.92Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2019)Christian Gebhardt14 August 2019Sport Auto (02/2020), Pirelli P Zero A6A.[215][216]
7:44Audi R8 Coupé 5.2 FSI quattroSport Auto (09/2009), Pirelli P Zero Corsa.[217]
7:44Pagani Zonda S 7.3 (2002)

Boom!
 

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Excellent post. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I kind of view the Taycan as a Grand tourer with supercar pedigree. Its one of the most easy to drive and comfortable cars I've ever owned coupled with blistering performance and handling. Its performance feels "supercarish" to me, theres nothing I have meet on the road (So far) that can outrun me and carving through the curves at high speed is really joyful (Rear wheel steering is a must have option IMO)
 

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I kind of view the Taycan as a Grand tourer with supercar pedigree. Its one of the most easy to drive and comfortable cars I've ever owned coupled with blistering performance and handling. Its performance feels "supercarish" to me, theres nothing I have meet on the road (So far) that can outrun me and carving through the curves at high speed is really joyful (Rear wheel steering is a must have option IMO)
That pretty much says it all.
 
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