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    Default Porsche Taycan released

    World premiere of the Porsche Taycan: Sports car, sustainably redesigned

    Performance meets efficiency
    The flagship Turbo S version of the Taycan can generate up to 560 kW (761 PS; Taycan Turbo S: combined power consumption 26.9 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 0 g/km) overboost power in combination with Launch Control, and the Taycan Turbo up to 500 kW (680 PS; Taycan Turbo: combined power consumption 26.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 0 g/km). The Taycan Turbo S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo completes this sprint in 3.2 seconds. The Turbo S has a range of up to 412 kilometres, and the Turbo a range of up to 450 kilometres (according to WLTP in each case). The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 260 km/h.



    Zero to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds.......Yikes!

    Price range $150,000 to $180,000 ($US?)..............could be a while before we see many of them on Oz roads, what with the "lost in translation" we see with imported car prices.

    Porsche’s $150,000 Electric Taycan Turbo Is Aimed Right at Tesla

    The four-door sedan is the first all-electric vehicle from the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker. (Although its founder, Ferdinand Porsche, built hybrid-electric “electromobile” cars under his own name as early as 1900.) The first models in the new series are the $185,000, 750-horsepower Taycan Turbo S and the $150,900, 670-horsepower Taycan Turbo.

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    One of many new EV's scheduled to come out in the next 12-24 Months that are going to eat hard into Tesla's market.

    The thing I see that's going to hurt Tesla the most is not the vehicles themselves but the fact the established brands have loads of stealerships for servicing and repairs already in place as well as loads of independent workshops.
    The stories of looong wait times for simple repairs and parts for Tesla's is already causing significant frustration amongst even the Tesla fan Bois and growing. For those with a more independent view of a new car Purchase, this may influence a lot of decisions when there is a real challenger available with a far better dealer and servicing/ repair network.

    If the EU get their request do drop their import Tariff and the luxury car tax gets abolished( Unlikley) then there could be a reasonable price drop on the Porches to make things more interesting.

    I'm one year in to a 5 year prediction that Tesla won't last that long. They might get bought out ( or picked up at a liquidation sale) but they won't be the same company they are now and certainly now with the same joke of a CEO.
    Reading up on the latest Financials , sales and other reports, I'm only getting more confident of that 5 year forecast.
    The last quarter was a disaster for them and this one is not looking like it's going to shape up any better... despite Musks usual hollow and inflated assurances that they would be profitable from Q4 last year on.
    All the model X has really achieved is to take sales and more importantly , Profits away from the offerings that did actually have some margin in them.

    Still trying to work out how building a factory in china to compete with the home grown Endless offerings was thought to be a good idea but then again, investors were told spending a couple of Billion on solar city was a great idea as well and there is no question that's been a disaster that's only made things a LOT harder for them.

    Wait till some of the other established makers like Merc, VW, BMW and even Ford, Toyota and GM take serious aim at the EV performance Crown and the difficulties that's going to give Tesla. On the other end of the market they are going to have the likes of Kia, Hyundai and all the chinese makers like Nio trying to steal sales off the X and Y if it ever makes it out the freemont gate. You then have Ford working already on the F series electric to take on the Tesla Pickup as well as Rivian being a major Challenger and as for the so far Vapourware Tesla truck, the long term players in the transport market segment aren't exactly sitting on their arses either even if they don't have their CEO's tweeting about some future model every day.

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    Technology has moved forwards from electric to Diesel to petrol.

    Sub 3 second zero to 100 is the norm these days.

    Much of it from the high power figures coupled with light weight materials.

    Most of it made possible by actually being able to lay the power down.

    Without modern traction control its next to impossible to be able to lay the power down, even with a 4wd system.

    Many after market ECU manufacturers are now mass producing ECU models with Traction control, launch control etc to stay in touch with the needs of modern performance car builds.

    I just recently purchased a 6 speed sequential dog engagement 4wd gearbox that can handle over 1200Hp.

    Without upgrading to the latest aftermarket ECU i cannot launch it, or lay the power down out of a corner or flat shift (stay on the gas without lifting or using the clutch and just pulling the gear lever)

    The speed and sophistication of modern electronics has opened up a whole new world in go fast.

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    Agree with you George, but did read an article that said that Tesla was so far ahead of the pack with battery technology, patents and production that it should carry them through as a car maker
    ps would have thought that a US$150,000 would translate to about A$400,000?
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    Quote Originally Posted by allover View Post
    Agree with you George, but did read an article that said that Tesla was so far ahead of the pack with battery technology, patents and production that it should carry them through as a car maker
    ps would have thought that a US$150,000 would translate to about A$400,000?
    Its not double, closer to 70c/100.

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