Extra Leaf was invited to Finland by Porsche.
the Temperature is minus 25 degrees, and it is as light as it can be a winter day in Finland north of the arctic circle, which is to say, as a Danish summer evening, just when the sun has disappeared below the horizon.
in Front of me in the fading inside keeps lots of nypudsede Porsche Taycaner, and today's task sounds quite simple: Run the cars 166 kilometres on icy roads without much traffic, and finish with three hours sideways in Porsche's first electric car on a shiny lake.
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, is the weakest version of Taycan, which is to say the model 4S, and the weak can only be justified, if you compare with Taycan Turbo and Turbo S, where the latter has the entire 761 hp.
It is the base model, which costs from 973.000 kr. Taycan 4S has a battery with a nettokapacitet of 71 kWh, which provides a range of 407 km, but it can be ordered with the large battery called Performance, which has a capacity of 83.7 kWh, which provides a range of 463 km. The price premium of the option is 63.000 dkk.
in turn, the model is significantly cheaper than the two brothers, which costs respectively. almost 1.5 million. kr. for the Turbo version, while topversionen, Turbo S, is 1.8 million. kr.
Inside, behind the steering wheel is the instrumentation typically Porsche, and you sit low like in a 911's. Photo: Porsche
just to sit behind the wheel. Directly in front of me bows a high resolution screen with all the information, and when testbilerne is the enhancement with the personal screen in the passenger side, is the width of the screen over a meter from edge to edge. An impressive sight.
as Taycan creeps under your skin, increases my self-confidence, and the car inspires plenty of confidence.
the most Important observation is probably that the many forces tend to obscure the car's weight, despite all the rounds of the two-ton. You don't feel the weight weigh in the Taycan, and on the way is Porsche's electric car the best I have ever driven, but that's how it should surely be, when the world's best manufacturer of useful sportsbiler decides to design an electric car.
the Design is both minimalist and in the style of the original 911's. Taycan is lower than the 911, and you sit deep in the car. Photo: Porsche
is fine, and Porsche has chosen, that there just should be two general levels of ’engine brake’, which in an electric car means regeneration.
As a starting point coaster car always, when you release the accelerator, but you can with a button, select a little extra regeneration, so you will feel a small change in the modal split from the rear axle to the front wheels, the moment you facilitate slightly on the accelerator.
Whether you want to function on the roads there are so smooth, that you must support you to the car, when you climb out, is a matter of temperament.
Personally, I prefer that the back end becomes a nøk easier by speederslip towards a curve, for it gives an indication of how smooth it is in the basket. Several times I sit, however, with the wet palms of the hands, when I have come a little too quickly into a soft curve and dare not move the throttle the smallest. I control the just around with the whole light fingers on the steering wheel and hope that the grip did not release all of a sudden.
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Porsche Taycan is the best ride-on electric car. Even this ’minimum’ version is so ample, measured at the power and performance that there will be demand for the car. The rumors say that the already sold 500 copies, and the waiting time rises, so hurry to sell your Tesla Model S, while you can get something for it.
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--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Direct and comfortable
arguably the most beautiful electric car. Taycan has more ease in styling than the brutal Panamera models. Photo: Porsche
just as the more powerful versions have 4S air suspension, and moreover, both the car and the center of gravity lower than in the classic Porsche 911 and creates the physical conditions behind the excellent way the car changes direction despite the weight of 2.3 tonnes.
from a Tesla Model S, where you can feel that Porsche has built sports cars a long time and only in the last year produced 268.000 of them. The management are very similar to what we know from the 911’eren, for Taycan running flat and with plenty of comfort in the underbody, so long as you don't choose the Sport Plus using the classic button on the steering wheel (requires Sport Chrono package).
do you Do it, the vehicle is lowered to 22 mm, and the shocks set to full control with the body movements.
From 972.871 kr. plus 63.000 dkk. to the bigger battery.
640 Nm with Launch Control
Gross: 79,2 kWh
333-407 km (WLTP)
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