I agree I have faith that Porsche will ensure that this feels 100% like a true Porsche. They have too much riding on this for it to be a bust.I'm 100% not worried.
The Cayenne handles better than most sports cars. I know no one really uses it like that, but they engineered it that way.
Porsche knows their future lies with the Tacan. They won't screw this up.
The fact the Taycan's construction is a massive departure from all Porsche's we've seen till now...I agree I have faith that Porsche will ensure that this feels 100% like a true Porsche. They have too much riding on this for it to be a bust.
The fact that the Taycan is shorter and lower than a Panamera and has a lower center of gravity than a 911 GT3 will help negate how heavy it will be, especially on a track. Four-wheel steering is also an added bonus.
TEV31, is there something specific that makes you think it won't feel like a proper Porsche?
It Performs like a Porsche Yet Rides Comfortably
Porsche's goal, according to Meier, was to create the "world's first electric sports sedan," an obvious swipe at Tesla, currently the largest purveyor of EVs, and no doubt the Taycan's number one competitor. To that end, Meier says the Taycan has the lowest center of gravity in the current Porsche lineup, even lower than the 911 GT3, and nearly two inches lower than the just-launching 992-generation 911.
Squealing its Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 tires (there also will be a Michelin option) up Glendora Mountain Road outside of Los Angeles, the trip computer showed 1.3 g's to both the left and right. Although these types of readouts are routinely optimistic and an absolute peak measurement not an average like our skidpad test, Meier said it will have comparable lateral-grip capability to the 911, which, in our testing, hangs on to the skidpad for 1.05 g.
But, anything with the right tires will be grippy. Even better, the Taycan feels like a sports sedan, hunkered down, with one-and-done damping and sorted body control. And yet, it's remarkably light on its 21-inch tires, with an uncanny delicacy to its ride for what is sure to be a very heavy car.
The goal was to achieve a Nürburgring time of less than eight minutes, on par with the 996-generation GT3, which Meier says they've accomplished (he said they'll eventually divulge the exact time).