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      10-08-2019, 03:03 PM   #45
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This video hits home as to why I still don't think electric cars cover the market that cars like AMG's, M cars, and other Porsche sports cars can. While Porsche tried hard to give this car a "soul" it still seems like electric cars will be lacking in personality/emotion. As great as the Taycan is, the host, Henry Catchpole, who's a fantastic reviewer and avid car enthusiast, honestly seems bored and a bit sad to drive the Taycan.

As a car enthusiast, its hard to ignore how great aspects like shifting gears (even automatically), revving an engine and listening to the exhaust note, and working for the power really add to the experience. Yes electric cars have straight line speed, but its not just about who can achieve 0-60 in two tenths of a second quicker, its about the entire experience.

I still see electric cars to be the perfect everyday driver but not really a "sports car" per say, which is why I plan on getting one in the future to handle aspects such as driving to work and back, traffic, etc, but I can't really see one replacing cars like my M2 or previous Boxster.



Maybe I'll be wrong after I've driven one, but I don't really think that electric cars will give me the feeling that a conventional ICE sports car can.
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Imagine looking from a technical point of view and from the future, how do you justify shifting gear and more "noise" is better

right now electrical car has to much weight penalty once that's equal I can't justify ICE from technical point of view
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They used to put "Turbo" on computers and sunglasses didn't they!

I'm gonna put a "Turbo" badge on my 430i now. At least it will be true.
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For those who can't stomach the Turbo badge on an EV, they have just introduced the 4S.

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2019...del-18901.html

It also happens to be quite a bit cheaper than the Turbo model, at just over $100k USD starting MSRP. A future non-S model will no doubt be comfortably under $100k.
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For those who can't stomach the Turbo badge on an EV, they have just introduced the 4S.

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2019...del-18901.html

It also happens to be quite a bit cheaper than the Turbo model, at just over $100k USD starting MSRP. A future non-S model will no doubt be comfortably under $100k.
Still waiting on those EPA figures, although I doubt it will reach over 300 miles.
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