Taycan 4S on 19s is efficient!
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has been delayed...
https://www.noticiasautomotivas.com....ajuda-da-audi/EXCLUSIVE - Due to the high demand for the e-car:
400 Audi employees help out with the Porsche Taycan
Due to the high demand for the Taycan electric car, Porsche can hardly keep up with production. Now there is reinforcement from the sister company Audi: 400 employees from Neckarsulm are moving to Zuffenhausen for two years to help out in the Taycan production.
From Frank Johannsen
"400 employees from the Audi site in Neckarsulm are temporarily moving to Porsche in Zuffenhausen to support, among other things, the production of the fully electric Porsche Taycan," said an Audi spokesman for the Automobilwoche. The first have been there since June, with more to follow in the coming months. Among them are colleagues from all production areas: assembly, ...
The Porsche Taycan is already a success within the German brand. With 40 thousand orders, the electric super sport has its production capacity compromised by the excess of orders.
To get the job done and deliver within an acceptable timeframe, Porsche had to ask for help. Audi will transfer 400 employees provisionally from Neckarsulm to Zuffenhausen, in order to reinforce the Taycan production line.
Porsche needs specialized labor and, given the speed Taycan has been selling, hiring and training does not seem feasible, as Audi has the necessary technical staff to carry out the production.
The Stuttgart automaker itself had already hired 500 employees for the regular production of the Taycan, but they will not do the job. Porsche currently only manages to produce 150 copies of the electric sedan a day.
It is reported that this volume is insufficient to meet demand, which should generate a new work shift. However, the plant does not operate in a traditional way.
The process employed does not use a traditional assembly line, with a highly robotized part and a very manual part, something different from what Audi does in Neckarsulm.
It is known that Audi wants to take this technique to the production of the e-tron GT, (...). Although the technique used is different, it apparently does not meet high volumes.
Even so, Porsche is unlikely to change the process, although delays led to the postponement of the Taycan Cross Turismo to 2021. The brand is still studying other variants of the model, such as a coupe and convertible.
Last edited by sp_wh; 09-01-2020 at 01:41 PM.
Finally saw one in the wild this week. It's okay. I still think the Model S is a better looking car. I've never been a huge fan of any of Porsche's 4 door designs though.
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I think it’s a classic case of low trim/low excitement, highly optioned/high excitement.
I saw a gray Taycan with the Aero wheels on the road a few weeks ago. I was excited to spot it because I knew what it was. But really, it wasn’t a particularly visually arresting car. The optional Sport Design wheels, lowered with PASM, and an actual paint COLOR make a world of a difference in terms of the on-road presence/‘wow’ factor.
My nearest dealer has a white 4S, I didn't like it at all. Seemedreally big to me, and the nose is bigger than the tail. Solid meh. Then a couple of days later I saw a black Turbo on the road, looked great rolling and I watched it for as long as I could, it looked really good. Perhaps it's one of those cars that needs to be black to hide the chunkiness of it, with bigger wheels helping to make it look smaller.
Compared to a Tesla though? No comparison, Teslas do nothing for me, the only one I think looks good is the Model3 Performance model but it's still a far cry from the Taycan in my eye.
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The Model S is long in the tooth, so it definitely looks dated. But if both the S and the Taycan came out at the same time as fresh designs, I think the S would be the winner, particularly if released in "refresh" guise rather than the original nose cone design.
EDIT: from an exterior perspective, of course.
It's handsome enough, but definitely has some of the "duckbill" nose look that the 3 was mocked for. I don't think it's so much a bad design element as something you get used to.
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I put my deposit down almost two years back, while it was still a concept. I saw one in person for the first time down at the Amelia Island Concours in Frozen Blue Metallic and knew that was the one, haha. I actually wanted to test drive before I put my spec in, and unfortunately...it was grey. The grey really just doesn't do it any justice.
I've seen a few in person - I love the futuristic pseudo-sound: super cool. We have a Porsche dealership down the street from my office and they've had a few on the lot. Porsche definitely struck the right design note between traditional and futuristic with the Taycan - immediately recognizable as a Porsche, and definitely unique.
Well, my day was upended when my salesman sent me an email with just "your car is here", followed by these two pictures.
Going to pick it up tomorrow morning. And, as it's a few weeks ahead of schedule, calling in a favor to a friend to help me get the 240v nema hooked up in the garage with the quickness.
taycan 1 by Loys Jasone, on Flickr
taycan 2 by Loys Jasone, on Flickr