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2020 Porsche Taycan 4S is a heck of a value

With a starting price just over $100,000 and plenty of performance, it's a big savings over the Turbo and Turbo S variants.

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Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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Whether or not you're comparing it to other well-equipped EVs like the Tesla Model S, the Taycan's initial price announcement was certainly an eye-opener.

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But thankfully, the Turbo isn't the only trim in town. 

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Following its initial debut, Porsche unveiled a much more affordable Taycan 4S, and after spending a day with this variant in the mountains north of Los Angeles, I'm of the belief that the $103,800 Taycan 4S is the one to get.

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The Porsche Taycan 4S costs more than a Tesla Model S Performance, despite having a lower range and less straight-line performance.

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But a rote comparison of the two doesn't tell the full story. 

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Does the Taycan feel flashy and futuristic? Yes.

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Yet it still feels very much like a Porsche, and that comes through in many ways, from the forward visibility to the way it tackles Angeles Crest.

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The Taycan is less about building a Tesla competitor and more about building an electric Porsche that will appeal to the same people Porsche has been appealing to for decades -- Porschephiles.

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In that vein, it's already a success.

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