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Old 02-23-2021, 12:20 PM   #8601
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So reviews of the new base RWD Taycan are starting to roll out and the general consensus is that this is the trim to get, not just because it's not overpriced like the high trim models.



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Old 02-23-2021, 12:51 PM   #8602
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That looks really promising. Love the ev innovation.
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:02 PM   #8603
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I don't get these electric cars. If the engine output can change with different batteries or drive modes, why can't you select the power output on the fly? I'd pick the lightest batteries and the highest output since I only need to commute 5 miles round trip.
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I don't get these electric cars. If the engine output can change with different batteries or drive modes, why can't you select the power output on the fly? I'd pick the lightest batteries and the highest output since I only need to commute 5 miles round trip.
I'm kind of interested to watch this in the future. We've seen Tesla charge people like shik $2k for a "more powah" mode which basically just does that. I know at some point there are hardware/motor limitations that limit it but what's the future of car tuning look like.

I am suspecting people will get the Mach E's cracked sooner than something like a porsche.
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:30 PM   #8605
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I don't get these electric cars. If the engine output can change with different batteries or drive modes, why can't you select the power output on the fly? I'd pick the lightest batteries and the highest output since I only need to commute 5 miles round trip.
OTOH it's still a Porsche so you're going to drive it for fun on weekends somewhere I'd bet, if you only use it for a boring 10 mile round trip commuter drive, what's the point in spending that much? Might as well get something appropriately boring like the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5?
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:35 PM   #8606
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OTOH it's still a Porsche so you're going to drive it for fun on weekends somewhere I'd bet, if you only use it for a boring 10 mile round trip commuter drive, what's the point in spending that much? Might as well get something appropriately boring like the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5?
Power on demand would allow the user to optimize between performance and battery life. Also, given that I drive so little what I really want is something insanely exciting. I need to pack all my driving fun into five miles.

When I was a kid I had some pretty serious asphalt RC race cars. Depending on the track you could swap higher power electric motors in to go faster on the straights. If the Porsche already has the "bigger motor" which is limited from the factory based on batteries you just need some software to unlock it to full power.
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:42 PM   #8607
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The Taycan is just way, WAY too big for what it is... The back seats aren't even that roomy for such a huge car.
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:57 PM   #8608
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I don't get these electric cars. If the engine output can change with different batteries or drive modes, why can't you select the power output on the fly? I'd pick the lightest batteries and the highest output since I only need to commute 5 miles round trip.
To select more or less power adjust how far you depress the throttle on the fly
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The RWD Taycan looks impressive, but with 6 months of snow/winter I think that AWD would still be in my future.
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