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Porsche Taycan

porsche taycan 4s review 2024 01 front tracking
porsche taycan 4s review 2024 01 front tracking

Was it WC Fields or George Best who memorably claimed “to have spent half of my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women, but squandered the rest”? Right now, I can’t remember - but something that happened on the press launch of facelifted Porsche Taycan reminded me of it.

It’s not often that a car maker reveals exactly how the budget for any given model facelift has been spent when introducing it to gathered hacks. In the revised Taycan’s case, however, we were indeed told. Exactly a quarter went on extending the car’s electric range, it transpires, and a little over a quarter on extending its performance. Everything else, it seems - from exterior styling, to interior equipment, to snazzy new decals and natty alloy wheels - got quite a lot less cash investment.