The Porsche Taycan has a starting MSRP of $103,800. That’s for the 4S.
The Taycan Turbo starts at $150,900.
And the Taycan Turbo S: $185,000.
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Consider those starting prices:
Although one would imagine that for even the entry-level Taycan the list of standard features and amenities would be kitchen-sink comprehensive, it seems that that’s not the case.
Porsche offers a number of standard options.
But if those aren’t enough to make your Taycan as special as you’d like it to be, Porsche has announced it has some 90 more on offer—which are being made available through the Porsche Exclusive Manufacktur operation in Zuffenhausen, a special-build operation that the company runs to specialize Porsche models—and this goes far beyond minor tweaks.
The Wizards of Zuffenhausen
In anticipation of the Taycan they increased the size of the facility by a third—an additional 2,000 square meters—added four workstations with flits, and added people to the finishing department.
The adds to the Taycan include such things as LED matrix headlights with Dynamic Light System Plus; special 21-inch wheels that are produced from forged and milled carbon fiber composites; and large sections of matt carbon trim elements for the interior.
Seems that this takes exclusivity to a higher level.
It should be noted that Manufaktur has been in operation since 1986 and that the personnel there work on other Porsches that aren’t completely powered by electricity.
From the point of view of structural engineering and assembly, electric vehicles are a whole lot simpler than those with internal combustion engines, which probably goes a long way to explain why there are so many startups showing EVs.
BMW brings carbon fiber into mass production: reducing vehicle weight, parts, and production time.
In 2008 BMW revealed a concept vehicle that was unusual in that the body panels weren’t made from steel, aluminum or composites but, rather, a fabric that was fitted over an underlying metal frame.