The Porsche Taycan is Maybe Expensive BUT Drives Like a REAL Sports Car! Here is a POV test drive... not much talk... just pure drive... Very emotional car that has it all and more.... Any of you tried the Taycan?
Model designations ceased to mean anything a long time ago, for example the D5 was originally an engine description for the Volvo 5 cylinder diesel but became a trim level irrespective of the engine, BMW engine sizes used to be the second and third number but is now meaningless.Also find I get irrationally irritated by them selling a "turbo" version.
Always find it amusing when people pull Porsche up on this.Model designations ceased to mean anything a long time ago, for example the D5 was originally an engine description for the Volvo 5 cylinder diesel but became a trim level irrespective of the engine, BMW engine sizes used to be the second and third number but is now meaningless.
Most people have ceased to know what it is or how a turbo works. The name is used to advertise razors. Instead the public think it means faster, so why not?
You should send your chassis feedback to the Porsche engineers, they’d probably welcome it.Not driven one, but like so many cars today, utterly wasted on modern roads. If like the driver in the video you are not going above 70 (kph?) and the roads are full of bumps, why do you want a car optomised for the Nurburgring? Instead what you have is something that is too stiff in its reaction to bumps, and all of the vast dry grip and speed potential is wasted. Where is the "sport" in driving that? Bring on fully autonomous cars, or I'll buy a LEAF/Zoe/M3 and pay someone to drive me in that for significantly less cost and damage to the environment.
My comments were against the concept of the car rather than the implementation. There's no point them trying to sell or give me one, I'm not interested. I have faster and better cars (for the track) and no need or opportunity to drive at the speeds it is capable of on the road. For most of the roads around here a hot hatch (let alone a M3P ) would be quicker point to point as the width of the Taycan is too wide for passing on the roads.Oh wait, you haven’t actually driven one?
With respect, just because it’s a Porsche is no reason to spout uninformed comments about the chassis that clearly somebody who knows what they’re doing spent quite a lot of time developing.Just because it's a Porsche or electric is no reason to swoon over it.
How close to the limits of the car did the driver get on the filmed parts of that test? Absolutely nowhere because it's designed for different conditions.With respect, just because it’s a Porsche is no reason to spout uninformed comments about the chassis that clearly somebody who knows what they’re doing spent quite a lot of time developing.
It’s sufficient to say you’re not interested or wouldn’t buy one, no need to guess what it handles like or how its suspension works.
And, a chauffeur driven Leaf/Zoe/M3 as a comparison? Lolz. Just because you’ve given up, doesn’t mean everybody else has to.
How close to the limit do most cars get driven on public roads, M3 included? It’s missing the point somewhat.How close to the limits of the car did the driver get on the filmed parts of that test? Absolutely nowhere because it's designed for different conditions.
Stig Blomqvist fan here. That said, I admired all the 70’s & 80’s rally greats, Alén, Kankkunen, Airikkala, Toivonen, Mäkkinen, Waldegård, Salonen, Biasion etc etc.I was always a fan of Ari Vatanan anyway.
It’s a meaningless platitude, and click bait in this context, but any car can be sporting.Too true.
Can all of you explain what "Drives Like a REAL Sports Car!" actually means in the 2020s?
Fantastic, I only ever met him in a driver/fan setting, but he always struck me as a friendly and humble guy. At complete odds with his character viewed when he was threading a car through some trees at high speed.I worked briefly with Stig on the early Sierra Cosworth Rally car. A really entertaining Gent to work with as well as lunatic taking such a large car into the forests. Happy times.
Absolutely. The fact that you can approach their limits is part of the fun that is absent in the UK in the faster cars.For me, it’s the thrill of driving. That can be at modest speed in an asthmatic underpowered machine as well as a point to point rocket ship.
Hence why the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 are more fun as standard. Fantastic handling but limited power and grip.Moat cars for me have too much grip to be much fun, even before you have nannying electronic systems that remove any adjustability of a car in a corner.