2022 Porsche Taycan: A Tesla Rival That’s Eye-Catching—but Pricey

The all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo costs more and has a shorter range than Tesla. But with relatively few in production, this gorgeously styled roadster has the power to make people look twice.

10/15/2021 10:30:00 AM

Review: The all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo costs more and has a shorter range than Tesla. But with relatively few in production, this gorgeously styled roadster has the power to make people look twice, writes columnist Dan Neil.

The all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo costs more and has a shorter range than Tesla. But with relatively few in production, this gorgeously styled roadster has the power to make people look twice.

I’M NOT HEREto sell you a car. I’m only a witness to an industry, a surrogate for you, dear reader, driving machines you may not get a chance to.Consider our test car, with a name worthy of the AKC Registry: the 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (hereinafter TTSCT, if it pleases the court). This gorgeously malevolent, deeply desirable electric multitasker is aimed at a select few. Of this particular pedigree—the Taycan (electric supersports four-door, introduced in 2019), Turbo S (dual-motor AWD, 750 hp max), Cross (with “Gravel” mode!) Turismo (hatchback)—Porsche will import fewer than 1,000 copies to North America. While the base price is $187,600, our fully laden spaceship rang up $208,650 at the register. Now that’s what I call a carbon offset.

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Great piece but don't agree with this at all! 'The depreciation on high-end Porsches has the power to send personal wealth to an untraceable phantom zone'. Porsche Turbos have great residual value! Please save our dream before it will be late, our fiscal year had started and no 2nl till now Dv2022 BorisJohnson wants a FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION from ALL CAR manufacturers-OIL & EVs industry-INSURANCE Co. to the MAINTENANCE & SECURING (pedestrian-cyclist) of PUBLIC ROADS paid by CITIZENS.They alone have allowed the growth of these industries with dividends EXCLUSIVELY private

Not within my price range ha! Would Love to see Tesla's S Plaid in person, we have a Tesla store in the city district Porsche is still the best! EVs are cheap to recharge ($5-9), 4 times as efficient (achieve 100+ MPGe) & need min maintenance. You'll save $10-15k on fuel & repairs over 5 yrs. They're fun to drive with instant high torque. Also great in the winter, heat comes on instantly, no waiting for engine to warm up.

Porsche knows what they're doing, hopefully. It's a different market than Tesla. Tesla reigns supreme on range. Porsche might be able to squeeze in on performance and track time. This is all old news. Porsche keeps making the Taycan and Taycan 'Turbo' better. For the love of everything Porsche’s nice I think it was an interesting exercise to see if they could make the electrical car work on a battery that could be plug-and-play. The difference between a gasoline car and an electric car is that a gasoline car has to run, while an electric car can run on a battery.