Saturday, September 07, 2019

Porsche Taycan World Premiere

Porsche Taycan 

World Premiere

I have been publishing a lot of Porsche related stories recently including my Ferdinand Piëch story, as well as yesterdays Japanese Tudor Submariner story so I thought it would be great to take a look at the world premier of the Porsche Taycan.

The Porsche Taycan is the very first real Tesla competitor to come to market, so kudos to Porsche for stepping into the future. 

The Porsche Taycan is available in a number of different colors including the Mamba Green Metallic pictured below, which I think looks kind of cool :-)

The Porsche Taycan is the first all electric vehicle to exceed the performance of the range of the original Tesla Model S as it was introduced in 2013. I first covered the Taycan when it was named "The Mission E" back in 2018.

Mark Webber who is legendary Formula 1 racer is a Rolex Brand Ambassador and he hosts the Porsche Taycan World Premier as we see above and notice he is wearing a Daytona. 

Below is a video I posted of Mark test driving the Mission E back in 2018.

My favorite feature of the Taycan is the option that offers 4-wheel steering. In other words, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction as the front wheels which radically increases the turning radius.

Speaking of Porsche firsts, Top Gear recently published this video of the very first Porsche ever made from 1939, which is crazy fascinating!!!


There have been some fascinating responses to the Porsche Taycan, which I will continue updating below. In particular it's really funny how Elon Must tweeted in response to Porsche's Taycan by pointing out that Porsche used highly inaccurate language to name the higher end Taycan models by calling the "Turbo Taycan" when in reality they are 100% Electric and have no turbo whatsoever :-) Using the word 'Turbo' do describe an electric car would be like referring to chocolate as pasta.

I will say I am not a treehugger, but I am adamantly opposed to ICE card (Internal Combustion Engines) as they are HIGHLY Toxic!!! It is amazing to me that most people completely ignore this FACT. Elon Musk's response on Tweet today perfectly sums it up:


So what's my take on the Taycan? I think the Taycan is REALLY COOL, BEAUTIFUL and STYLISH and from what I see I like it a lot! Do I LOVE it like the Tesla Model S? I don't think so, but I won't know for certain until I spend some time driving one at which point I will write a review. That being said, Congratulations to Porsche for bringing this masterpiece to life!!! Also, now that Tesla has some real competition to the Model S, I hope the introduction of the Taycan pushes Tesla to improve their game in every way...