Porsche Unveils Taycan, Slaps a Turbo on in Name Only

Porsche yesterday unveiled its new all-electric Taycan, a sports car with up to 750 horsepower, a trick two-speed transaxle, and the ability to charge from five to 80 percent in only 22.5 minutes. 

The two Taycan models revealed yesterday receive the Turbo moniker, with the the top-of-the-line model called Turbo S and its lesser sibling simply known as the Turbo. Another model in the Taycan range will debut next year, the Taycan Cross Turismo.

Read the press release below, and let us know what you think: Has "turbo" fully jumped the shark, becoming a marketing term that elicits certain perceptions of performance in the minds of consumers, or is it just Porsche's most well-known variant?  

Niagara Falls, Canada. Porsche presented its first fully-electric sports car to the public today with a world premiere held simultaneously on three continents. "The Taycan links our heritage to the future. It carries forward the success story of our brand – a brand that has fascinated and thrilled people the world over for more than 70 years," said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, who opened the world premiere in Berlin, "This day marks the start of a new era."

The four-door sports sedan is a unique package, offering characteristic Porsche performance and connectivity with everyday usability. At the same time, highly advanced production methods and the features of the Taycan are setting new standards in the fields of sustainability and digitalization. “We promised a true Porsche for the age of electric mobility – a fascinating sports car that not only excites in terms of its technology and driving dynamics, but also sparks a passion in people all over the world, just like its legendary predecessors have done. Now we are delivering on this promise,” emphasizes Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board of Porsche AG – Research and Development.

The first models in the new series are the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo. They are at the cutting edge of Porsche E-Performance and are among the most powerful production models that the sports car manufacturer currently has in its product range. Less powerful variants of these all-wheel drive vehicles will follow this year, and the first derivative to be added will be the Taycan Cross Turismo at the end of next year. By 2022, Porsche will have invested more than 6.6 billion dollars in electric mobility.

Performance meets efficiency
The flagship Turbo S version of the Taycan can generate up to 750 horsepower (560 kW) of power in combination with Launch Control and overboost, while the Taycan Turbo can produce up to 670 horsepower (500 kW). The Taycan Turbo S will therefore accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo can complete this sprint in 3.0 seconds. The top track speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 161 mph.

The Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts instead of the commonly used 400 volts for electric cars. This is a particular advantage for Taycan drivers on the road: under ideal conditions, the charging time from five to 80 percent State of Charge (SoC) is just 22.5 minutes, with a maximum charging power (peak) of up to 270 kW. The overall capacity of the 800V high voltage battery is 93.4 kWh. Taycan drivers can comfortably charge their cars with up to 9.6 kW of alternating current (AC) at home using a standard SAE J1772 connector.
The EPA range estimate for North American market is pending for both vehicles. 

Pure exterior design with Porsche DNA
With its clean, pure-Porsche design, the Taycan ushers in a new era. At the same time, it retains the unmistakable Porsche design DNA. From the front, it looks particularly wide and flat with highly contoured wings. The silhouette is shaped by the sporty roofline sloping downward to the rear. The highly sculpted side sections are also a strong characteristic of Porsche styling. The sleek cabin, the drawn-in rear C-pillar and the pronounced shoulders of the rear /wings result in a sharply emphasized rear, typical of the brand. There are also innovative elements such as the glass-look Porsche logo, which has been integrated into the light bar at the rear. With a coefficient of drag value as low as 0.22, the aerodynamically optimized basic shape makes a significant contribution to low energy consumption and thus long range.

Unique interior design with a wide display screen band
The cockpit signals the start of a new era of interior design at Porsche with its clear structure and a completely new architecture. The free-standing, curved instrument cluster forms the highest point on the dashboard. This places a clear focus on the driver axis. A central, 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display are combined to form an integrated glass band in a black-panel look. All user interfaces have been designed from scratch for the Taycan. The number of classic hardware controls such as switches and buttons has been greatly reduced. Instead, control is intelligent and intuitive – using touch operation or the voice control function, which responds to the command “Hey Porsche”.

With the Taycan, Porsche offers an entirely leather-free interior option for the first time. Interiors made from innovative recycled materials underscore the sustainable concept of the electric sports car. “Foot garages” – recesses in the battery in the rear foot well – ensure seating comfort for rear seat passengers while allowing the typically low roof height found on sports cars. Two luggage compartments are available: the front compartment has a capacity of 2.8 cubic feet and the rear 12.9 cubic feet.

Innovative drive motors and a two-speed transmission
The Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo have two exceptionally efficient electric machines, one on the front axle and one on the rear axle, thus making the cars all-wheel drive. Both the range and the continuous power of the drive system benefit from the highly efficient permanently excited synchronous machines. The electric machine, transmission and pulse-controlled inverter are each combined into a compact drive module. The modules have the highest power density (kW per cubic foot of package space) of all electric powertrains on the market today. A special feature of the electric motors are the "hairpin" windings of the stator coils. This technology makes it possible to incorporate more copper in the stator, increasing power output and torque while maintaining the same component volume. The two-speed transmission installed on the rear axle is an innovation developed by Porsche. First gear lets the Taycan prioritize acceleration from a standing start, while second gear, with its long gear ratio, ensures high efficiency and equally high power reserves while traveling at high speeds.

Centrally-networked chassis systems
Porsche uses a centrally-networked control system for the Taycan chassis. The integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control analyses and synchronizes all chassis systems in real time. The innovative chassis systems include adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology including PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) electronic damper control, as well as the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) electromechanical roll stabilization system including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus). The all-wheel drive control with two electric motors and the recuperation system are unique. At up to 265 kW, the potential recuperation power is significantly higher than that of competitors. Driving tests have shown that approximately 90 percent of everyday braking is performed by the electric machines alone – without the hydraulic brake system being activated. 
Multiple driving modes allow drivers to tailor their experience on the road. The different mode profiles follow the same philosophy as in other Porsche model series, but is supplemented by a special setting which maximizes efficient operation. The four driving modes that are available include “Normal”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus”, and “Range”. In addition, individual systems can be configured as required in the “Individual” mode.

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mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
9/5/19 3:19 p.m.

Using the Turbo naming system is a little weird, but they put a bunch of tire under the car and it's beautiful. I look forward to seeing one autocross. 

irish44j
irish44j MegaDork
9/5/19 3:24 p.m.

I mean, that's pretty lame. But of course it won't be a big deal since most of the populace these days doesn't know a turbo from a V8 from a lawn mower engine.

I mean, at least go with something more related to electricity, like "Porsche Taycan TurBINE S"

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/5/19 3:28 p.m.

Oh.  My.  Bob.

That is utterly the single lamest thing I have ever heard.  Ever.  That positively wallows in lameness.

 

Driven5
Driven5 UltraDork
9/5/19 3:30 p.m.

Turbo and Turbo S are well known trims within the Porsche line, beyond being a technical descriptor. Name recognition is important in selling to the general public, including trim levels. Sure it's a bit weird to the idealist side of me as an enthusiast.  But consider that the base and S trim 911/Boxster are all turbo but not labeled as such for this same reason...And at this point it's really no different than BMW 328i being a '320i' or the Volvo T5 being a 'T4' and T6 being an 'ST4' (TC4?). So as long as the appropriate performance is there to not dilute the trim identity, the realist side of me has no real qualms with it.

Kreb
Kreb UberDork
9/5/19 3:30 p.m.

And to think that my Avitar used to be a Tesla with a Turbo sticker on it AS A JOKE! This is just silly. Porsche should be ashamed. 

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
9/5/19 3:35 p.m.

To be fair, I think it's safe to say that the average car consumer in 2019 probably doesn't understand what exactly a turbo is other than it elicits thoughts of "speed" and "fast", so I can see why Porsche did it. But by being the first, yeah, they're going to catch some flak. 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia HalfDork
9/5/19 3:36 p.m.

Yeah but does Porsche have a ROCKET , or know how to Bore big holes ?

Cool car , too much to read  but are there chargers around that can "Turbo charge" the batteries that quick ?

At least Porsche knows how to build cars and has a dealership network ,  

Tesla is going to have trouble when Mercedes , Audi , BMW etc get  EVs in the luxury class .....

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago UltraDork
9/5/19 3:40 p.m.

"Foot garage," el oh el. 

I'd be happier if they didn't call things that don't have at least one turbo, Turbo. But, I'm just a car forum pedant who likely won't ever even sit in a Taycan, let alone buy one. 

Also, I dont like the square headlights.

Also also, do you think the car needs you to say "Hey Porsh-a," not "Hey Porsh?" I hope so, only for the gnashing of teeth that is guaranteed to follow. 

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
9/5/19 3:41 p.m.

Remember the 80's?  Every single consumer electronics item imaginable someone added 'TURBO' to the name.  It's just that Porsche has gone full retro!  Still, look on the bright side.  No IMS to fail and kill the 'motor'

slowbird
slowbird Reader
9/5/19 3:47 p.m.

In reply to Adrian_Thompson :

That's true, computers used to have a turbo button. Maybe the Taycan will come with a "turbo" button that gives you a boost of extra electric power, like fanboost in Formula E laugh

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_ HalfDork
9/5/19 3:51 p.m.

 I see they have adopted the Supra’s hideous headlights around the nose thing 

02Pilot
02Pilot SuperDork
9/5/19 4:07 p.m.
Adrian_Thompson said:

Remember the 80's?  Every single consumer electronics item imaginable someone added 'TURBO' to the name.  It's just that Porsche has gone full retro!  Still, look on the bright side.  No IMS to fail and kill the 'motor'

It wasn't just electronics. I distinctly remember TURBO-labeled sunglasses being a thing.

This is every bit as pathetic as BMW sticking an M (or more accurately, many Ms) on anything that's not a base model. Customers don't know the first thing about what's under the hood ("Why would I want to know that?" or worse "What's a hood?"). Most of them just want to show off by posting pictures on social media before their children destroy the interior with a layer of Cheerios and vomit.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
9/5/19 4:31 p.m.

Here's an electric bike called a turbo...

https://electricbikereview.com/specialized/turbo/

this horrible boom box has turbo bass

 

 

this amateur radio is turbo...  

 

 

Here's a twin turbo hair dryer..

These are turbo track pants

 

NickD
NickD PowerDork
9/5/19 4:53 p.m.

Weirdo naming convention aside, I think that's a gorgeous machine. And I don't even like Porsches

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_ HalfDork
9/5/19 5:06 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

I agree. Finally, a Porsche that won’t kill you dead because the engine is in the wrong spot. 

mblommel
mblommel Dork
9/5/19 5:42 p.m.

Super lame. Not that I would ever be able to afford one anyway.

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
9/5/19 6:28 p.m.

We discussed this a couple months ago: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/all-porsches-are-turbos-except-the-turbo/154650/page1/

It's as stupid as that goof from Drivetribe trying to explain that the Ferrari flat twelve is actually a V12.

Porsche might as well slap a "cabriolet" badge on it while they're at it.

freetors
freetors Reader
9/5/19 6:47 p.m.

Wait. Am I the only one wondering what the heck a "taycan" is other than the stupidest car name ever?

P3PPY
P3PPY Reader
9/5/19 7:37 p.m.
slowbird said:

In reply to Adrian_Thompson :

That's true, computers used to have a turbo button. Maybe the Taycan will come with a "turbo" button that gives you a boost of extra electric power, like fanboost in Formula E laugh

And IIRC on some the TURBO button actually slowed down the clock speed so that older programs made to run on a different processor wouldn't just flash by without you seeing what was happening. 

EDIT: oops, that makes it sound like I think it's okay what they did. Nope. It's one thing for a pair of sunglasses to have a turbo name, but sunglasses would never have a turbocharger ever. Cars DO have turbochargers. Performance car companies even have turbochargers that make a difference in the car's performance. This is stupid. It smacks of vestigial ICE terminology. As if the Model A were advertised like "it even poops less than most other horses" nope. It doesn't. Because it doesn't need to poop. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
9/5/19 7:43 p.m.

Turbo on an electric reminds me of being a kid, and having a tyco turbo hopper. You pulled that trigger extra hard and it dropped the hammer. So in that mindset I'm in. Mash the pedal extra good and go to work, sort of like Ludicrous mode in a Tesla, without all that Elon Musk is totally a supervillain vibe. 

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT Dork
9/5/19 9:30 p.m.

Porsche had a huge impact on automotive turbocharging.

Putting the "turbo" name on a car that doesn't even have exhaust, let alone an exhaust-driven turbo-supercharger, means Porsche has jumped the shark.

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_ HalfDork
9/5/19 9:49 p.m.
freetors said:

Wait. Am I the only one wondering what the heck a "taycan" is other than the stupidest car name ever?

Because if you buy one you just got “Taycan” for a ride.

or, possibly, it refers to “only (Tay)lor Swift (can) afford one”. 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 UberDork
9/5/19 10:31 p.m.

If it doesn't come with a button like this, it's trash. Pure trash. A dumpster fire. 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia HalfDork
9/5/19 10:31 p.m.

How many base model Teslas can you buy for one Taycan ?

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 UberDork
9/5/19 10:41 p.m.
freetors said:

Wait. Am I the only one wondering what the heck a "taycan" is other than the stupidest car name ever?

Is it pronounced like Pecan in the south or Pecan everywhere else? 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
9/5/19 11:50 p.m.

I like how it looks, particularly the interior.

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports Reader
9/6/19 12:50 a.m.

Beautiful car, the .22 aero is outstanding. 

I would expect better from Porsche than to use the "Turbo" badging,

but perhaps it is better than coming up with some silly electricity name, spelled wrong, like Kurrent.  :)

 

Boost_Crazy
Boost_Crazy HalfDork
9/6/19 1:14 a.m.

Random consumer products using the word turbo is bad enough. But that was likely driven by marketing that didn’t know any better. I’m disappointed in Porsche, they definitely should know better. And it seems a bit condescending to it’s customers- “let’s call it a Turbo, our customers are idiots and will think it’s cool.” And it’s not like there is any shortage of cool sounding electrical words that the could have used that would have at least been relevant. 

I can see it now, the 2030 electric Mustang will have 5.0 badges. The top of the line electric Ram will say “HEMI.” Don’t forget the electric Hondas with VTEC badges. 

jamscal
jamscal Dork
9/6/19 6:02 a.m.

Embarassing, IMO

(Yes I know it's about marketing and I won't lose any sleep over it.)

Two other points:

1. Marketing that's making people dumber/misinformed about parts of an automobile.

2. Marketing that glorifies "old" technology. (may as well call it the Wagon Wheel:)

 

 

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
9/6/19 6:04 a.m.
volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
9/6/19 6:40 a.m.
DirtyBird222 said:
freetors said:

Wait. Am I the only one wondering what the heck a "taycan" is other than the stupidest car name ever?

Is it pronounced like Pecan in the south or Pecan everywhere else? 

You mean, like a metal cylinder that you urinate into?

pointofdeparture
pointofdeparture PowerDork
9/6/19 8:09 a.m.

The naming convention is silly but I like the car in general.

I’m excited for these components to trickle-down more than anything else. Sign me up when there’s a simpler $80k “Carrera S” RWD model with longer range.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
9/6/19 8:30 a.m.
Fueled by Caffeine said:

this horrible boom box has turbo bass

 

If it had a rotary subwoofer that would've been sort of like turbo bass cheeky

Maybe instead of "Turbo" they could've called it "overvolt" or "supercap," but then they'd have to actually add those features laugh

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
9/6/19 8:31 a.m.
freetors said:

Wait. Am I the only one wondering what the heck a "taycan" is other than the stupidest car name ever?

I don't wonder, I KNOW it's the stupidest car name ever. May be something else too but that's irrelevant.

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
9/6/19 8:36 a.m.

Cool car. Dumb name. Turbo name makes it dumber.

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
9/6/19 8:37 a.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

Worse that Touareg, Tiguan, Arteon, or Routan?  It's like the VW Group's branding team just gave up because 'all the good names were taken'

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
9/6/19 9:05 a.m.

They should have taken a page from theoretical physics and called it the Tachyon.

Paul_VR6
Paul_VR6 Dork
9/6/19 9:19 a.m.

Kids electric RC car has a TURBO button. Makes it go faster. Generally, I approve.

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
9/6/19 9:24 a.m.

VW's marketing department also wasn't smart enough to know that a phaeton doesn't have a hard top or roll-up windows.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
9/6/19 9:56 a.m.
ShawnG said:

VW's marketing department also wasn't smart enough to know that a phaeton doesn't have a hard top or roll-up windows.

Or, for that matter, that putting a brand name on a $100,000 car that meant "People's Car" was horrible brand management.

STM317
STM317 UltraDork
9/6/19 10:11 a.m.

Germans have been selling 4 door "coupe" versions of just about everything for the last few years. They clearly don't care about proper naming and are only concerned with marketing. It's easier to just name it so the public can relate than it is to educate that same public about why the name is stupid.

Kreb
Kreb UberDork
9/6/19 10:14 a.m.

Two miscellaneous thoughts: 1st: Kudos to Tesla for building cars that stack up so well to the best that the worlds premier performance car company can produce. 2nd: Tesla made a mistake with the "autopilot" name. So Porsche just threw a stupid name of their own into the fray. Who's next?

GCrites80s
GCrites80s Reader
9/6/19 10:23 a.m.

And the Dodge Nitro ran on gasoline.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/6/19 10:26 a.m.
freetors said:

Wait. Am I the only one wondering what the heck a "taycan" is other than the stupidest car name ever?

I thought that it was just one syllable short of being a new prescription drug in a TV ad.  If you put “ex” or “za” at either end it would work.

 

Paul_VR6
Paul_VR6 Dork
9/6/19 10:28 a.m.
GCrites80s said:

And the Dodge Nitro ran on gasoline.

 

However, this can be fixed.

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
9/6/19 10:43 a.m.

Can't wait until everything VW gets a TDI badge.

carzan
carzan Dork
9/6/19 10:54 a.m.

Turbocharged?!  Seriously?!

Wouldnt...SUPERCHARGED...have made a whole lot more sense?!!

Painful sad

Hoondavan
Hoondavan Reader
9/6/19 11:05 a.m.

I don't care what they call it.  

yupididit
yupididit UberDork
9/6/19 1:31 p.m.
nderwater said:

In reply to GameboyRMH :

Worse that Touareg, Tiguan, Arteon, or Routan?  It's like the VW Group's branding team just gave up because 'all the good names were taken'

Doesn't each of those names have an actual meaning? I see people get upset about cars being named with random letters and numbers and now we're mad at actual names lol

 

 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
9/6/19 2:38 p.m.

In response to this, Elon says he's taking the Model S to the Nurburgring. That should lead to a motor overheat which should lead to upgraded cooling on next year's model (which should involve fixing the fundamentally flawed cooling system layout). Good stuff!

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports Reader
9/6/19 2:50 p.m.
yupididit said:
nderwater said:

In reply to GameboyRMH :

Worse that Touareg, Tiguan, Arteon, or Routan?  It's like the VW Group's branding team just gave up because 'all the good names were taken'

Doesn't each of those names have an actual meaning? I see people get upset about cars being named with random letters and numbers and now we're mad at actual names lol

 

 

How about putting "model" in the name of your car model?  lol

Ransom
Ransom UltimaDork
9/6/19 2:52 p.m.

Very cool. Very pretty.

Abusing the term "turbo" like that gives me an easy sour-grapes to match up with the fact that I'd have to be rolling around in millions to spend that kind of money on a car.

To borrow a quote, said reproachfully: "Words mean things!" At least until marketing gets their hands on them; I appreciate the earlier post about the effect on the level of understanding in the general population.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
9/6/19 2:52 p.m.

Am I the only one who stopped reading the OP at the first sentence? When I got to the part where a car with Turbo in the name is "all-electric". I don't care to know anything else. That is all I need to know.

Reminds me of Brawndo.......Turbo, it's what your car craves!.

Ransom
Ransom UltimaDork
9/6/19 2:54 p.m.
nimblemotorsports said:

How about putting "model" in the name of your car model?  lol

Meh. There's reasonably solid precedent. Model T?

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
9/6/19 5:34 p.m.

Yes, using Turbo in the name is silly but so what.  Cars have had silly names for a long, long time, it's not like Porsche broke new ground here.

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
9/6/19 5:59 p.m.

Wait until someone arranges to buy one through Costco, and then a week later realizes there is no turbo in his turbo? This seems a lot more like false advertising than giving a car a funny name. 

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
9/6/19 6:38 p.m.
T.J. said:

Am I the only one who stopped reading the OP at the first sentence? When I got to the part where a car with Turbo in the name is "all-electric". I don't care to know anything else. That is all I need to know.

Reminds me of Brawndo.......Turbo, it's what your car craves!.

But, but, my words! 

Ransom
Ransom UltimaDork
9/6/19 6:43 p.m.
stuart in mn said:

Yes, using Turbo in the name is silly but so what.  Cars have had silly names for a long, long time, it's not like Porsche broke new ground here.

"Taycan" is silly. "Taycan Turbo" is inaccurate. That's the bit that bugs me.

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
9/7/19 1:47 a.m.

On-track ride-along video from the Porsche Experience Center here in Atlanta:  https://youtu.be/mJloC3witfY?t=252

I've driven many laps on that track in 911s, 718s and Panameras... by comparison, this new car hustles.

kid@heart
kid@heart New Reader
9/7/19 7:54 a.m.

It seems like fantastic car, but the marketing description is a total turn off.

According to Mrs. Google, Taycan is pronounced "tie-kahn" and means "a spirited young horse" in Turkish. So now we have a turbocharged electric horse that seats four people. Oh, and a "leather free" interior. Marketing - yuck.

 

Carbon
Carbon UltraDork
9/7/19 10:46 a.m.
MadScientistMatt said:

They should have taken a page from theoretical physics and called it the Tachyon.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia HalfDork
9/7/19 10:56 a.m.

quick look on Google brought this up.....

Porsche Taycan Starts At $150,900, Most Expensive Is $241,500

 

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
9/7/19 3:50 p.m.
kid@heart said:

Oh, and a "leather free" interior. Marketing - yuck.

When will people realise that almost no cattle are raised strictly for their hides?

Leather is a byproduct of the beef industry. If you're not using leather, you're actually wasting a part of the cow that has already been killed for other purposes.

 

wspohn
wspohn Dork
9/7/19 3:55 p.m.

I used to get fussed when Chrysler insisted on calling their new V8 a 'Hemi' in 2003 when it wasn't (it was technically an engine with polyspherical combustion chambers) . They had made polyspherical 318s for some years but abandoned accurate terminology when they came out with the new engine in order to cash in on the ignorance of the buying public.

Ditto the Opel GT - the European version of the Saturn Sky, even though they were all convertibles and therefor not GT cars at all.

Labeling an electric car a 'turbo' surpasses those in advertising perfidy , but I think that anyone misled by this probably doesn't deserve the truth

tester
tester New Reader
9/7/19 4:08 p.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

Oh. Come on now. You were in SC long enough to pick up the multiple pronunciations. 

Pea-can pie

Butter Peckon ice cream 

Pick-can trees

Haha

 

 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia HalfDork
9/7/19 7:16 p.m.
tester said:

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

Oh. Come on now. You were in SC long enough to pick up the multiple pronunciations. 

Pea-can pie

Butter Peckon ice cream 

Pick-can trees

Haha

 

 

pea con trucks  ?

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
9/7/19 7:56 p.m.

In reply to Jordan Rimpela :

Sorry Jordan. Nothing wrong with your words I'm sure, just couldn't continue because of the utter silliness demonstrated by Porsche on this one.

GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE Reader
9/7/19 7:58 p.m.
californiamilleghia said:

quick look on Google brought this up.....

Porsche Taycan Starts At $150,900, Most Expensive Is $241,500

 

Depending on state incentives (like CA), you could buy up to 4 Standard range Model 3 Teslas for one base Taycan. And instead of paying nearly $250,000 for one car, you could instead buy 2 'Raven' Model S Performance(es?) and STILL buy a standard range Model 3 on the side. All of this gains you a massive charging network.

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Brian_13
Brian_13 New Reader
9/8/19 1:30 a.m.
_ said:

In reply to NickD :

... Finally, a Porsche that won’t kill you dead because the engine is in the wrong spot. 

Most (by sales volume and by model count) Porsches are front-engine SUVs and sedans. And there's the mid-engine Cayman/Boxster. Only the 911 is rear-engine, and few people actually buy them; even fewer drive them hard enough to notice where the engine is.

tester
tester New Reader
9/8/19 6:04 a.m.

In reply to californiamilleghia :

Pick-can truck just sounds better than pea-con truck. Say it out loud a couple of times. Peas-con is just too pretentious in any use other than as an ice cream flavor. ;-)

Now back to the really fast Porsche “turbo” golf cart. 

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports Reader
9/8/19 12:23 p.m.

'turbo' is not even correct for turbocharged cars, it is 'market speak'  for exhaust driven turbine.  ;)

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon HalfDork
9/8/19 1:38 p.m.

Nothing new really

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
9/11/19 10:28 a.m.

Tesla's set a 4-door record on Laguna Seca with a Model S in response. Apparently Porsche chose an excellent time to set a Nurburgring record since it won't be possible to schedule any record attempts on the 'ring for a while:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/11/elon-musk-tesla-model-s-new-track-speed-record/

 

 

lnlogauge
lnlogauge HalfDork
9/11/19 10:33 a.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :

a Tesla spokesperson provided Road & Track with the following statement: "Tesla is excited to be a part at the Industry Pool testing community next week at the Nürburgring. Our participation is confirmed and contracted by the Nürburgring."

P3PPY
P3PPY Reader
9/19/19 7:09 a.m.

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