Taycan is a great first all-electric car from Porsche, but it's far from perfect
Welcome to the Porsche standard 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.
And one of the stars of the show even though we've sort of it was revealed before the show around the world and people have sort of prototypes and it's still a really exciting car.
This is the Porsche Taycan and that is apparently how you say it.
It's not Taecan or Tincan.
Most of the cars we've seen have been in white or blue but to make our video completely different, we've found one in red.
It says it's [UNKNOWN] red but actually, it think it looks much closer to [UNKNOWN] really.
It's also got more normal wheels on the side there.
And it's interesting seeing the car in everyday/normal Because it just looks like a really good looking Porsche at least.
We've got Turbo and Turbo S models.
So you get either 671 break horse power or 750 break horse power depending on the model you choose.
Not 16 2.8 or 3.2 seconds, depending on that and range obviously varies as well as the 257 to 79 miles.
We did have looking boot earlier actually.
So there's little boots in the front, not as big as the 911 sound and the boots in the back as well.
I sat in the back as well, and it's definitely not as much room as say a Panamera in the back of the One of the things we've been able to look at at the Motor Show is these are the various interior trims that we've got the various materials they can show the options there.
This one I think looks rather good.
We've got this gold sort of finish on the accents there reminds me of, we drove a GRS with our wheels and reading goals seem to work very well.
Also in here, there are a plethora of screens.
I'm not entirely sure about this whole touch screen thing.
And I prefer the physical button thing.
And also you can see these screens are actually getting dirty with finger marks already.
But it seems to be the law, that if you're having an electric car, then you have to have touch screens.
So We'll see I think that might be a backlash at some point in terms of people saying I want some mechanical switches that become a luxury thing to have a toggle switch that you find an occasion or something like that.
After a bit of prodding and poking, I did find a couple of mechanical buttons, one on the steering wheel for the drive modes.
And then I like the haptic buttons on the side of the screen for the sort of direct access for things like the ESP.
[INAUDIBLE] School suspension drive position bills, as you would expect from Porsche absolutely spot on lovely Alcantara will puts you in the right sort of mood for driving from the offset.
It's got 4D chassis control, we got triple volume suspension under here.
Range, normal sports and Sport Plus have a different driving mode so you can have runs on 800 volts Electric system is based on a 400 which is usual for cars.
What that means is faster charging essentially which is up to 80% in just over 20 minutes if you can find the right charge of which there are only two in the UK at the moment, but there will be more coming in the Somebody says prepared for the future.
The other thing is that it means the cooling is much better the car and obviously cooling is a big thing for electric cars.
You might see all the videos where they are saying the repeatability of things like the standing starts which has always been a big thing for Porsche I remember doing it countless knots and something like turbo SUP convertibles and sub three second, not 60 times whereas.
Something on GDR could only manage one or possibly maybe three or four.
It would throw up the water and say no, you gotta get cool the car down and don't do that anymore for a while, and they want the same for this.
Understandably, they wanted to be that reliable performance, the thing this car has to do for me.
Is it has to be enjoyable and interactive to drive this steering wheel has to send feedback to me and it's got to be entertaining in more than just a traffic light and grand prix.
We'll get to discover whether that's the case fairly soon in about two weeks time hopefully I should be driving, This car.
And I think it's gonna be a big, big moment, I feel like, in my driving career.
Because if Porsche can't get this right, this electric car thing right, in terms of delivering genuine enjoyment for the enthusiast, then, well, we might all be scuppered.
So with that in mind, let us know in the comments below what do you want to know about this car, because I'm intrigued to know what other people want to know about it as well, when we go and drive this.
And yeah, for the moment, cautiously optimistic, promising signs.
That's the Porsche Taycan at Frankfurt Motor Show 2019.
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