Porsche Taycan In-Depth Review - The ULTIMATE Electric Sports Car ⚡️

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What might the Porsche of full-electric performance cars be like? In this Taycan, we have our answer. It's more powerful and faster than any other EV yet made. As you might expect, it sets a fresh handling benchmark for what a performance EV can be. And its race-derived tech delivers an 800-volt power supply system that allows it to charge much quicker. Taycan pricing is exclusive of course. But if you're looking for the electrified state-of-the-art, you'll find it right here.
Background
Fully electric performance cars are all much the same right? They all give you a great big heavy battery, a couple of electric motors and enough pulling power to tear up the tarmac. Oh yes and they all feel terrible the first time you throw one into a corner. For a long time now, Porsche has been mulling over how to deliver something better.
Its first thoughts on the subject were delivered by the Mission E concept, a futuristic design study that did the motor show rounds back in 2015. It showcased class-leading recharging times, astonishing electrified charging tech and the world's most slippery EV model shape. And it was closer to sales reality than most realised, its production-ready counterpart, this model, the Taycan, launched in early 2020.
Driving Experience
There aren't many cars that can keep up with a Taycan, whatever drivetrain they might use. Most customers will choose one of the two top variants, the Turbo and the Turbo S. Both put out 625PS in standard form, extendable with an Overboost function to 680PS on the Turbo and 761PS on the Turbo S. The Turbo S generates a stupendous 1,050Nm of pulling power and if on this top derivative you activate Launch Control (standard across the range), you'll discover that 62mph can be reached in just 2.8s. Even the base rear driven Taycan offers 408PS (with the standard 79.2kWh 'Performance Battery') or 476PS (with the optional 93.4kWh 'Performance Battery Plus'). The AWD Taycan 4S offers 435PS (or 530PS on Overboost), puts out 640Nm of torque and deals with the 62mph sprint in 4 seconds flat. To ensure that the car really feels that quick, Porsche has engineered in a bit of motor whirr that you'll hear under heavy throttle and we'd pay extra for the optional Electric Sport Sound system that further amplifies it.
But the most difficult task the engineers had here was in disguising what as usual on an EV is a prodigious kerb weight - in this case around 2.3-tonnes. Plenty's been thrown at that problem here, starting with torque-vectoring four-wheel drive. On the two volume models, you're going to need to pay extra for a lot of the extra tools that together should make this car feel somehow more agile than a Panamera - things like Dynamic Chassis Control, electromechanical roll stabilisation and rear-wheel steering, all co-ordinated by a clever Porsche 4D Chassis Control set-up.
There are three available variants, the Taycan 4S (offering up to 530PS), the Turbo (offering up to 680PS) and the Turbo S (offering up to 761PS and good for 62mph from rest in just 2.8 en route to 161mph). Inevitably, the most difficult task the engineers had here was in disguising what as usual on an EV is a prodigious kerb weight - in this case around 2.3-tonnes. Plenty's been thrown at that problem here, starting with torque-vectoring four-wheel drive. On the two volume models, you're going to need to pay extra for a lot of the extra tools that together should make this car feel somehow more agile than a Panamera - things like Dynamic Chassis Control, electromechanical roll stabilisation and rear-wheel steering, all co-ordinated by a clever Porsche 4D Chassis Control set-up.
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  • Roger Sebastian Sedal
    Roger Sebastian Sedal10 დღის წინ

    I bought a Taycan 4S in January this year. This video helped me a lot to understand how to operate and enjoy my car. Best review I have found, but recommend to watch some other in-depths as well. What I dislike about Taycan is the touch screen. I think it steals focus while driving. Apart from that, it is truly a great car.

  • Joy Joy
    Joy Joy17 დღის წინ

    Still no Android Auto, that's a deal breaker!

  • Greg Egan
    Greg Egan19 დღის წინ

    Fantastic review, you answered so many of my questions.

  • OSV

    OSV

    19 დღის წინ

    ​@Greg Egan No problem at all, Greg. Many thanks for watching 👍

  • Greg Egan

    Greg Egan

    19 დღის წინ

    @OSV Thank you but I'm actually in the US.

  • OSV

    OSV

    19 დღის წინ

    That's fantastic to hear, Greg. Glad we could help 👍 If you're interested in getting a Taycan feel free to get in touch! bit.ly/39YHCml

  • Tony Cannistra
    Tony Cannistra21 დღის წინ

    Nice review. I am surprised that the Jaguar I pace was only mentioned in passing. I drive one that I purchased in 2019 (first edition), The design is distinctive, and I thoroughly am enjoying the fit/ finish, overall quality of this vehicle. I realise the past reservation that has come with Jaguar, but I have been very pleased.

  • OSV

    OSV

    21 დღის წინ

    Thanks for sharing, Tony. Great to hear that you're enjoying your I-Pace 👍

  • jooky87
    jooky8726 დღის წინ

    Damn this is a good channel, love the historical background, great narration, and good detail.

  • OSV

    OSV

    25 დღის წინ

    Many thanks for watching! 👍

  • Hisham Shirazi
    Hisham Shirazi26 დღის წინ

    Mann

  • Porschession
    Porschessionთვის წინ

    Is it true that the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S are essentially equally fast, if it wasn‘t for Launch Control?

  • Petter

    Petter

    22 დღის წინ

    Yes, although the Turbo S has quite a bit wider tyres,

  • G E
    G Eთვის წინ

    The taycan reviewers forget that porsche drivers don't drive 400km in a day. That would be very rare. In those cases we would take the G wagon. It takes me a week to drive 400 km in my porsche. So range is absolutely no issue at all. I just can't fault my Taycan so far. And it's the looks and the feel is the reason why i bought it. There is nothing like it in the EV market.

  • G E

    G E

    თვის წინ

    @OSV thank you. Your review was great otherwise.

  • OSV

    OSV

    თვის წინ

    Brilliant to hear that you're enjoying your Taycan! 👍

  • chibi chakaravarthi
    chibi chakaravarthiთვის წინ

    I switched from this video to the configurator so many times, thanks alot for the details helped me configure mine !

  • OSV

    OSV

    თვის წინ

    That's great to hear, Chibi. Glad we could help 👍

  • Rob O
    Rob Oთვის წინ

    These are utterly brilliant! I thought this sort of reporting died in the 90s. Keep it up!

  • OSV

    OSV

    თვის წინ

    Thanks for the great feedback, Rob!

  • wapping2010
    wapping20102 თვის წინ

    Discovered these OSV reviews when I was ordering my ipace. So looked straight for this OSV review before speccing my Taycan. Entertaining and detailed it beats any other review out there for potential buyers.

  • OSV

    OSV

    თვის წინ

    Thank you for the brilliant feedback 👍 We can help you get behind the wheel of a Porsche Taycan. Get in touch here: bit.ly/39YHCml

  • Bert T
    Bert T2 თვის წინ

    What lets this car down, and many others (excepting maybe Tesla?) is that the car manufacturers rely on third party electrical charge station suppliers leading to problems such as differing plug points, charging time, having to download apps. to use the charger, if you find a charger ( especially a RAPID charger) suitable for your car. Look at Tesla who have their own charge points over a growing number of places, simply scan your bank card and charge your car. Unless other manufacturers follow suit then Tesla will be the less hastle car to have in regard to finding a RAPID charge point area for charging your battery. Maybe manufacturers can emulate Tesla in uniformity of charging stations for charging any brand of vehicle ( petrol cars have a uniform petrol entry port enabling fills at any station irrespective of station owner) but don't hold your breath. But time will tell -maybe things will improve over time. Maybe the Govt. could see an opportunity to get into the provision of sites ? Hmmm

  • Ferdinand Bardamu
    Ferdinand Bardamu2 თვის წინ

    18:23 that's not the mission E concept car

  • OSV

    OSV

    2 თვის წინ

    Well spotted, Ferdinand. Sorry for the blunder!

  • ohgivemeabreakfeller
    ohgivemeabreakfeller2 თვის წინ

    Great detail in the video but a tonne of repetition so some more attention in editing I feel ;)

  • OSV

    OSV

    2 თვის წინ

    Thank you for the feedback, we will take this on-board 👍

  • Trond Erik Brekke
    Trond Erik Brekke2 თვის წინ

    This has to be the best Taycan review on GEheads. I think I've seen them all, and this is on point all the way from start to finish. Well done! And I have to agree with what's being said as well. I also see this as the turning point for EVs with the very first drivers car. No Tesla has yet achieved that. I know for a fact, because I own one, and I've test driven all of them. When I drove the Taycan for the first time though it felt like no other EV I've ever driven. And it brought back the X-factor of driving I've been missing.

  • OSV

    OSV

    2 თვის წინ

    Thanks for the brilliant feedback 👍

  • Charles Jacobus
    Charles Jacobus2 თვის წინ

    Very nice job. I'm amazed at the depth of information. I did try to not order the sound option in the US and found it really was required. The night vision is excellent as is the passenger display. I have been getting about 280-290 miles with my 4S for your reference. Fortunately here in the US the VW agreement has provided many charging stations. The connect app is worthless. One can't even tell if you have a low tire before you begin on your trip so you can pump it up in your garage. The storage package, though too much money is essential.

  • OSV

    OSV

    2 თვის წინ

    Hey Charles, thanks for your insightful comment 👍 Glad you enjoyed the review!

  • Al
    Al2 თვის წინ

    A great in depth video. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I love your videos. Keep up the great work.

  • OSV

    OSV

    2 თვის წინ

    We aim to please! Thank you for the brilliant feedback 👍

  • Ron B
    Ron B2 თვის წინ

    I was so impressed with the accuracy of nearly every detail of this rather lengthy review. I did want to point out a fairly major in accuracy though at 1:05:50 We’re just stated that you need the upgraded on board charger to exploit 800 V charging stations. That is completely false. You are fully able to exploit the 270kW charging with only the 50 kW on board Booster. The Booster is only needed when charging at 400 V stations that have more than 50 kW of Charging power available. That is not very common in the United States at least as most of those 400 V stations are also 50 kW. The electrify America 800 V stations are the most common single non-Tesla network Across the country and the car Makes for use of those stations. Minor correction at 1:11:45, The top speed and range mode can be adjusted up to 85 mph via. the PCM. Also note at 1:13:15, PRM Porsche recuperation management does not need the Recuperation setting to be Auto, it works on any setting. The auto setting simply allows the car to automatically break when you come up on another car but coast if there is nothing in front of you. I generally don’t even bother engaging this, I find that simply using the brake pedal provides a predictable behavior.

  • OSV

    OSV

    2 თვის წინ

    Hi Ron, thank you for the feedback 👍 We'll take this on-board

  • Ron B

    Ron B

    2 თვის წინ

    The car is amazing, It’s my first Porsche but I owned a Bolt EV for over 2 years and test driven Tesla Model Ss several times. The Taycan convinced me, it inspires confidence like nothing else. I have a 4S with the Battery+, PDCC, PRV+, RWS, Matrix LED, Folding mirrors, Porsche InnoDrive, full leather two tone interior, and 20” wheels. I see 260mi range in temps around 60F and freeway speeds of 70+. I do use range mode often on freeways and normal mode on back roads. If you have the budget to entertain the vehicle, test drive one and try to find a twisty road. You will be convinced.

  • Mister B
    Mister B2 თვის წინ

    Power folding mirrors extra cost and adaptive cruise control also! ..... what's German for greedy ?

  • Stian Tveit

    Stian Tveit

    2 თვის წინ

    German for greedy is Porsche 😄 Still, I got one and have a Taycan in order. Delivery in May/June.

  • Gareth Jackson

    Gareth Jackson

    2 თვის წინ

    BMW, Audi, Porsche...are German bywords for greedy!

  • george ibrahim
    george ibrahim2 თვის წინ

    My favourite electric sedan at the moment

  • Tyran Mathurin
    Tyran Mathurin2 თვის წინ

    By March it will no longer be the fastest all-electric car. Tesla will regain that title. And so will the Lucid Air Dream Edition beat the Taycan, when it is released later this year.

  • Peter Hammer

    Peter Hammer

    2 თვის წინ

    @Ferdinand Bardamu I agree 100 %. I much rather buy the RWD Taycan as the Model S Plaid+.

  • Tyran Mathurin

    Tyran Mathurin

    2 თვის წინ

    @Stian Tveit I am not a Teslaboy. In fact, I get attacked by Tesla fanboys all the time, simply because I post comments regarding the company's poor quality. Porsche is way better than Tesla, in terms of quality and driving dynamics. But I am saying, I'd rather go for the Model S Plaid and enjoy far superior performance, while still saving the extra $100 plus that I would otherwise spend on the Taycan Turbo S.

  • Stian Tveit

    Stian Tveit

    2 თვის წინ

    @Tyran Mathurin ok Teslaboy. Let’s wait and see.

  • Tyran Mathurin

    Tyran Mathurin

    2 თვის წინ

    @Stian Tveit Are you lacking in comprehension? I'm telling you that the Tesla Model S Plaid (base version) takes just 9.2s to reach the 1/4 mile, and you're talking about 0-60mph? And by the time the Model S Plaid reach the 1/4 mile, it records speeds of 155mph. The current Taycan Turbo S doesn't come anywhere close to those acceleration specs. And this isn't even the quickest Model S Plaid version. Also, the plaid Model S will likely beat the Taycan around tracks too. Because, it is based on the car Tesla tested around the Nurburgring. And it went around that track quicker than the Taycan. Now, I agree with you that Porsche quality is better. But I prefer to buy the Model S Plaid, save over $100k and enjoy far superior performamce.

  • Stian Tveit

    Stian Tveit

    2 თვის წინ

    @Tyran Mathurin you can never compare a Porsche with a Tesla. Yes, Tesla have good numbers from 0-60mph (0-96km/h) but take one to some real roads and a Porsche will destroy it 😉 So for me the most important thing is not racing from zero to hundred, but the overall build quality and driving feel. That’s why I ordered a Taycan and selling my 911.

  • Michael Perrin
    Michael Perrin2 თვის წინ

    1 Hour and 22 min's, Time for tea and biscuits.

  • OSV

    OSV

    2 თვის წინ

    🍪☕️

  • Mister B

    Mister B

    2 თვის წინ

    RICH tea biscuits perhaps !

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