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The Porsche Taycan Comes In Pink Oh My God

As humans, we have the exquisite ability to see a whole range of wonderful colors. Researchers have chalked healthy humans eyes up to being able to distinguish around a million. So why are most of our cars the same shade of sludge? If you wind up getting a Porsche Taycan and you don’t immediately paint it pink, you’re going to Taste Jail.

The Porsche Taycan brochure, uploaded today in a thread on the Porsche Taycan Forum, shows all 17 colors the car will be offered in. Alongside Mamba Green Metallic, a personal favorite of mine, there’s also Frozen Blue Metallic, Crayon, Coffee Beige Metallic, Cherry Metallic—and Frozen Berry Metallic


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Testing the Limits of the All-Electric 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S | MotorWeek

 

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Bill Gates bought himself a Porsche over a Tesla — and Elon Musk just called him ‘underwhelming’ - CNBC

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Elon Musk isn’t impressed with fellow billionaire entrepreneur Bill Gates.

After Gates said he bought himself an all-electric Porsche Taycan, Tesla’s CEO took to Twitter to throw shade at the Microsoft co-founder.

“My conversations with Gates have been underwhelming tbh (to be honest),” Musk tweeted.

Gates revealed his investment into one of Tesla’s competitor vehicles in an interview with popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee. Brownlee, mentioning Tesla, asked the billionaire about efforts to address climate change with clean energy products like electric cars.

The 64-year-old responded by saying that electric vehicles would still fall behind gasoline cars when it comes to range, but added passenger cars are “one of the most hopeful” factors in bringing down the cost of environmentally-friendly alternatives.

“And certainly Tesla, if you had to name one company that’s helped drive that, it’s them,” Gates said.

But he’s not buying one of the company’s cars just yet: “I just got a Porsche Taycan.”

“I have to say, it’s a premium price car but it is very, very cool,” Gates added. “That’s my first electric car and I’m enjoying it a lot.”
 

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Porsche Taycan caught on fire — burning down a garage in Florida - Electrek

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A Porsche Taycan electric car caught on fire at a residence in Florida yesterday, leading to significant damage to the house and a complete loss of the car.

After launching the Taycan late last year, the German premium automaker started deliveries in December, with the first 130 cars in the US.

Now we learn that one of those Taycan premium sedans has caught on fire and burned down a garage in South Florida on February 16.

Not many details are known at this time, but images of the aftermath were posted on social media showing that the electric car was burned down to the frame, and the garage sustained significant damages:

Locals on Twitter, who have videos of the aftermath, are not sharing details in order to protect the identity of the owner, but they claim that the vehicle “exploded” inside the garage.

We reached out to Porsche to get more details. The automaker confirmed to Electrek that they are aware of the incident and that no one was hurt.

At this point, Porsche says that it is too early to speculate about the cause, but they are investigating the situation.

A Porsche spokesperson told Electrek that it is the first reported instance of a fire involving a Taycan.
 

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Elon Musk takes a dig at Bill Gates, who bought a Porsche Taycan

Tesla founder Elon Musk took a jibe at Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Tuesday after it emerged that the world’s second richest man just bought his first electric car - and it wasn’t a Tesla.

Gates told YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee in an interview that he purchased his first-ever EV, a Porsche Taycan, and he called the vehicle "very, very cool".

However, the South African born inventor Musk was clearly not impressed by this purchase decision or about the fact that Gates mentioned some of the challenges that the electric car industry faces.

"My conversations with Gates have been underwhelming tbh (to be honest)," Musk tweeted in response to Twitter user Tesletter. This despite the fact that Gates actually complimented Tesla during the YouTube interview.

When Brownlee asked Gates about his thoughts on Tesla's dominance in the electric vehicle market, he acknowledged that the American carmaker is the cream of the crop when it comes to electric cars, adding that lots of manufacturers are moving to produce electric vehicles because Tesla's appeal has been increased over the past few years.

 

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An Electric Porsche Taycan Caught Fire In A Florida Garage And The Aftermath Looks Brutal

On Sunday, one of only 130-ish Porsche Taycans in the U.S. burst flames in a Florida garage, EV-focused car website Electrek reports. We don’t know much about the context surrounding the fire, but what is clear from a short YouTube video is that it caused serious damage to both the garage and the car, which is now little more than a pile of molten metal and plastic.

Electric cars are becoming more and more common, so it only makes sense that people are curious to learn about the vehicles’ failure modes. That’s why there’s been a tremendous amount of interest in Tesla fires like the ones in Shanghai and Hong Kong last year, and that’s why a number of media outlets are covering a recent Porsche Taycan immolation and not the many gasoline vehicle fires that happen all the time (let the record state that we’ve also covered gasoline supercar fires over the years). The cars are interesting and the technology is still relatively new, hence the coverage. Makes sense.

With that out of the way, I’ll just say that I know almost nothing about this Taycan fire. Electrek says it happened in Florida on Sunday. Porsche’s spokesperson wouldn’t confirm the location, but did say that the company first heard about the incident on Sunday.


 

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Porsche Taycan Looks Super With New SportDesign Package Carbon

It is a good looking vehicle in stock form but the Porsche Exclusive Manafaktur division have a new offering for you to give it that extra presence some may find it lacks.

We have just seen the offering on the 911 and now the Taycan can receive its very own SportDesign Package Carbon adding a few aerodynamic tweaks made of carbon fibre. Thanks to the blue colour they chose to launch the package on, the results are rather eye-pleasing.


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Porsche Taycan Turbo S vs Polestar 1 vs Mercedes-AMG GT63 S 4-door - Autocar

 

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo To Arrive Later This Year

Porsche has now closed its factory for two weeks to try and manage the Coronavirus pandemic but before this happened, the annual press conference took place where confirmation was given that the Cross Turismo variant of the Taycan will arrive towards the end of the year.

By 2025, Porsche estimates half of its sales will be plug-in hybrids and EV’s. Kickstarting Porsche’s EV expansion will be the production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo that debuted at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.


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Porsche Taycan Turbo 2020 UK review

Should I buy one?

What makes the Taycan so utterly compelling is that, once you've finished marvelling at what it can do on the road, it becomes relatively usable everyday transport.

The svelte shape means it lacks the cavernous luggage capacity of a Tesla Model S, but there's plenty of space up front for this 6ft 3 driver, and two average-sized adults will find few complaints in the rear. The interior is also typical Porsche: not lavish, but near faultless in build standard and ergonomic execution, because despite the greater reliance on screens, everything is ordered logically. The wraparound instrument panel is pure class yet always legible, too.

The only area in which the Taycan doesn't have the measure of rivals is range – crucial for many. Its 800V tech means an 80% charge is possible (with a 350kW charger, of which only a handful currently operate in the UK) in as little as 22 minutes. Yet while the Turbo’s quoted 279-mile figure isn't bad and seems realistic from our driving experience, the Model S Performance claims to go 88 miles further on a charge.

The price and only so-so range hold it back, but there's no doubt the Taycan is the new dynamic benchmark for electric performance saloons. Most people will be entirely satisfied by the 4S, which can also be specced with the bigger, 93kWh battery tested here. But if performance is a priority, we foresee few scenarios where you'll wish you'd coughed up the extra for a Turbo S.

Porsche Taycan Turbo specification

Where Surrey, UK Price £115,858 On sale Now Engine 2 electric motors Power 617bhp (671bhp on ‘overboost’) Torque 627lb ft Gearbox Single-stage transmission (front), dual-speed (rear) Kerb weight 2305kg Top speed 161mph (governed) 0-62mph 3.0sec Range 279 miles CO2 0g/km Rivals Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé, Tesla Model S


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Porsche says Tesla isn't 'a direct rival'; takes swipe at battery tech

A high-ranking Porsche executive says the Zuffenhausen-based doesn’t consider US-based electric-carmaker Tesla a “direct rival”.

Michael Steiner, board member responsible for research and development at Porsche, told Automotive News Europe the German firm had no immediate intention of becoming a high-volume seller of electric vehicles.

“Although people like to play us off against each other, we do not consider Tesla to be a direct rival. With the Model 3, it's clear that they are more aggressively targeting the volume segment,” Steiner said.

After the reveal of the Taycan in September 2019, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a swipe at Porsche for using the “Turbo” badge on the all-electric newcomer. The South African-born Tesla boss then suggested he would send the Model S to attempt to beat the Taycan’s Nürburgring-Nordschleife record for four-door electric sports cars.

 

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Porsche Taycan Turbo Earns Mark Of True Performance Car By Getting Totaled In Just 15 Miles


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