Porsche Offers Special Manufacture Mods for the Taycan
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.
How carbon fiber is utilized is as different as the vehicles on which it is used. From full carbon tubs to partial panels to welded steel tube sandwich structures, the only limitation is imagination.
Have economies of scale come to the production of automotive parts with carbon fiber materials?
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