Porsche Taycan RWD review: 0-60mph, 1/4 mile & drift test!

Avaldati 3 veebr 2021
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This is the new entry-level Porsche Taycan!
Now, we say entry-level, but let’s be clear - it’s not exactly cheap! It starts at just over £70,000, which is about £13,000 less than the four-wheel drive 4S edition. So when the price isn’t exactly that much less than the 4S, we’re just wondering if it’s worth it?
Well for starters this RWD Taycan comes with two choices of battery packs. The normal comes with 408hp and 345Nm. However, if you choose the longer range edition, you'll be treated to 476hp & 357Nm! So, it's not too bad, but let's face it - it's considerably less than the more powerful editions!
However, there's one thing the more powerful editions can't compete with, unlike this RWD Taycan - the starting price for an entry-level Model S, which Porsche clearly has in its sights!
But ultimately, while the price is so similar to the AWD 4S (and that’s even before you add a load of options!), are you just better off spending that bit more? You’ll have to stick with Mat to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:50 Price
01:38 Exterior Design
03:36 Interior
05:56 Back Seats
07:41 Boot
09:20 Five Annoying Features
11:26 Five Good Features
13:07 Drifting
14:32 0 - 60mph & 1/4 Mile
15:58 Driving
19:28 Verdict
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  • Hey Mat here: Confession time! I'm crap with colours. This car isn't violet. It's lilac. Anyway, is there a colour of car you would NEVER buy?

    • The car starts at 13k less and gives you 20 miles extra range I think its the smarter choice!

    • I would never buy a green car

    • Silver. Silver cars look so cheap 🤮🤮

    • Bright pink🥴

    • Black

  • this car is so awfully boring looking

  • no thx

  • I drove the top end model this evening for a few hours..absolutely frightened the shit out of myself with its off the line torque. The car is far too fast in all honesty, but that said it did feel like I knew the car way better than I should after only 5 minutes behind the wheel.

  • anyone think this looks more pink than purple

  • Burberry jacket? Business must be good

  • I hate cars that don't have options, or what options they do have is simply 1 of 2 packages. I'll take a myriad of personalization every single time

  • Porsche Taycan vs Audi e tron please🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Baboon butt car

  • It's very purple, like what !!... I see it as pink and others sees it as rose gold. Deym I'm confused

  • this car came from EA, every single part is a DLC

  • This car is so god damn ugly

  • I love this color, it reminds me of the lavander Lamborghini Diablo.

  • When I was young I frequently drew pictures of cars. This was back in the 1980s/ early 1990s. I loved Porsches back the and, inspired by dad never wanting to buy a car that didn't have rear passenger doors, drew a design for a 4 door Porsche! With this Taycan I think someone got hold of one of my drawings. 😒 Nice car though.

  • No android auto? 😬 uhhh

  • I wonder how these high tech vehicle's will age , longevity will be interesting.

  • I like blue tooth.

  • How do you British people handle the lack of sun in your country.

  • This is why I'll never buy a car from standard luxury auto makers. The nickle and diming is preposterous. And for the price of this car, it doesn't feel like you're getting much besides bragging rights. I'd sooner buy a Tesla. No thanks, Porsche. With electric cars you're doing the same crap you've been doing with your petrol cars. Ie you're making money, not cars i want to own.

  • 800 pounds for wireless charging?!? bet its slow aswell.

  • Help step cameraman I'm stuck!

  • Porsche Taycan: 70k for paperwork Then get a car with options

  • Already carrying the pillow in case the seats are poor

  • Not a very good looking car. The front headlights look like the taillights of the Lexus LC500.

  • I love ‘Frozen Berry Metallic’!

  • why always the people put only skies in the middle seat😂?

  • Would take this over a Tesla any day of the week.

  • 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

  • @7:39 Alfa Romeo flask. Good taste. Where´s your Alfa, Mat?

  • Worst color ever for a car.

  • That is UUUUGLY 🤮

  • with black wheels

  • its Light blue

  • I have a lego version of the new ford gt

  • The electronic opening charge points are an optional extra too ;)

  • kitchenblender

  • I don’t really like rwd but yeah that taycan is awesome the next Tesla model S king

  • That was only like 50% of the options

  • Ya but it’s Porsche, the base price comes with literally no options. You can spend an additional 20K and still only have like 20% of the options. If you get even some minimum options plus tax your going to be over 100K again

  • 150 for the badge? Really? Hahaha this is nuts.

  • Love that colour 😍

  • You must really hate tesla or don't care about really sporty driving and just care about looks/image, to buy this over an Model 3 Performance.

  • Dude, is that a pink SUPRA?😆

  • my S1 looks better than this trash 😂

  • Wow, just makes you appreciate all the extra add on features as standard on a Tesla and the simplicity of specing your Tesla. Other manufacturers make it so complicated to choose what options you want or need.

  • in 9:13 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  • The front looks just awful

  • It does matter what country you are from, you are saying the name wrong. Dont give me this, I am British, excuse. It still applies to you. Watch video0:19How to pronounce Taycan.288K viewsDec 17, 2018EEclonePorsche

  • carwow - Porsche RWD Taycan is Bullshit , its $80k and the Model 3 Performance is FUN to Drive.

  • This is the first Porsche in a loooooong long time that I don’t like. That front headlight design is ugly. Or even if u don’t think it’s ugly, it definitely doesn’t look Porsche. It looks like some Japanese thing

  • Sure isn't purple.... Prince would have been horrified by that....!

  • Matt do u get confused in a left hand drive

  • the front profile of this car looks somewhat like the new supra.

  • Nice jacket Matt

  • I would LOVE to see a drag race between a Model 3 Performance and a Taycan RWD

    • That wouldn't even be close, M3P would win by bus lengths, however it would be a good match-up for the Base Model 3.

  • Loving the 6 Music big up!

  • The front reminds me a lot the new Toyota Supra

  • Can you please do some review on Jeep wrangler 2020 high altitude ??? or 4XE that comes soon 🥺🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Dont be fucking ridiculous get a model S plaid for that price. Or save half your money and get a model 3 performance

  • Bloody horrible colour 🤢

  • probably the only one here, but it just hurts to see Matt close the doors holding his hand to the windows. Other then that a great and informative video as always!

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  • Goddammit, its not "taykan" its "taycan" for gods sake..

  • That's one ugly ass car

  • 6:03

  • I like its design very much, I’ve loved it since Porsche first started teasing its development/release, the colour is ok I sort of like it but I think it might be one of those things where you don’t like it as much a year or two later.

  • damn I knew I couldn't be the only one to notice Matt flexing that 900 quid Burberry puffer jacket

  • I know some Porsches are described as "Hairdressers Cars" but come on Mat don't you think you've taken it too far this time!

  • Is it possible to charge it from both sides at the same time?

  • Check out the first ultra car , named Chaos by spyrospanopoulos Automotive

  • License plate 510 PZM his name is michael and he is a 63 year old copier technician

  • Knowing, Porsche, next model you'll have to pay for sticker delete.

  • ugly car, where is my porsche 911

  • I love this guy!

  • p i n k

  • Mat has the same urge to climb in frunks as cats have the urge to climb in ridiculously small boxes

  • All of you stop saying purple or violet, that is fucking T-Pink! No question, are you all fucking blind?

  • You cant put tesla and porche in one bag Porche is a different kind of animal

  • Why am I even watching this, I know every Porsche is good, also keep on nagging them about the android auto until they got😉👍

  • Taylor Can

  • Matt none of your pop out links works, and it never did. I’m wondering if it’s just my settings? Can someone confirm. Thanks

  • Thx!!!

  • "Very purple". I think the word you were looking for is "slightly". Though I imagine it looks a tad more colourful on a bright day.

  • Of course it runs flat, its full of batteries

  • Beautiful car, but you could get some better petrol cars for the money.

  • The colour is ugly, but not as ugly as the car itself. The front end looks like it’s crying, and the front guard/front door look like they’re both from different cars and somehow mashed together. Just yuk.

  • It's not Purple It's Pink 🤔

  • Interesting how those “cool” charging door flaps work when the cars frozen overnight in -4 or -5C??? I’d rather an old fashioned spring loaded flap open tbh

  • Yay more porsche taycan

  • for me it looks like rose pink

  • A nice looking car, but this is a hard sell. You can get faster accelerating sports cars for less money (be it electric or petrol).

  • Car:gloss pink Matt:"very purple"

  • 6:02 Cameraman 😂

  • More for your money when you buy USA. Here's proof: According to Car and Driver magazine: 2021 Corvette C8-$58,900; quarter mile-11.3; top speed 194 MPH 2021 Porsche Cayman- $61,200; quarter mile 12.4;top speed 180. What do you say to facts???

    • I was gonna say at least the cayman handles better, but then I remembered the new vettes are mid engined. You may be right

  • Huh no pop out banners in this video maybe the editor @carwow finally had enough of 34 pop out banners mat says every episode

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  • 8:48