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First of all, how true is it that the Taycan is "actually better, than any of their [Porsche's] conventionally-fueled offerings," as InsideEV's put it? Don't get me wrong, the Taycan is a phenomenal vehicle but is it truly 'better' than 'any' conventional Porsche?

Conventional Porsche's have their place, so much that Porsche is hesitant to go full electric on the 911.
I drove quite a few 911 generations including the 992, owned a 991, and would find it hard to say the Taycan outshines its conventional ways entirely. But maybe i'm wrong.

From InsideEV's:
In my opinion, Porsche really had a lot riding on the Taycan. This is an enormous step into the future for the brand, and if their first electric car was undeserving of the Porsche crest, then I think it would have seriously tarnished the brand, and possibly even hurt the perception of all electric cars. Luckily, that didn't happen.

I can honestly say had more fun driving the Taycan than I've had in any car since driving an original Tesla Roadster back in 2009. The driving experience is top notch; the suspension is stiff, but not so stiff that you feel like your bumping around while driving over uneven road surfaces. It corners like it's on rails, and does so with amazing authority.

The steering feel is excellent, the Taycan doesn't feel light, but it doesn't certainly feel like it weighs nearly as much as a Model X at 5,100 lbs. The acceleration hurts, and I don't say that lightly. Mash the throttle at 120 mph and you still get a kick as the car accelerates all the way up to the top speed of nearly 170 mph.

Porsche did what they needed to; they made the Taycan at least as good – actually better, than any of their conventionally-fueled offerings. If only I didn't need to take out a second mortgage to buy one...
 

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It's a pretty hot take for them to basically say it's the best Porsche ever made. There's a bunch of 911's and the 918 that would like a word about that claim.
 

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It's a pretty hot take for them to basically say it's the best Porsche ever made. There's a bunch of 911's and the 918 that would like a word about that claim.
Like the CGT, the 918 is one of the best hypercars around, even among P1's, Senna's, LaFerrari, you name it. There's no doubt what went into actually deserves the 'better' than 'any' recognition, which will only get 'better' as it goes all-electric.
 
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