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Car Review

Porsche Taycan review

£86,500 - £186,300
Published: 03 Apr 2024


What is it like on the inside?

It's a sports car in the front: low and snug, with bucket seats that hug you affectionately. Drop down into them and it immediately strikes you that the Taycan is both very tech-heavy and equally solidly constructed.

You've got more screens than a multiplex, including a lovely curved instrument display in front of the driver. A new graphic has lots of useful info about battery state, temperature and potential charge speed, which depends on temp. The tips of this curved screen are actually separate little touchscreens with useful quick-access controls for lights, suspension and ESP.

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Then you've got the main central display, which carries its burden of multitudinous functions with reasonable logic. Below that vents and another screen, primarily concerned with climate but you can also use it as a touchpad for the upper screen. Ah yes, a touchscreen to operate a touchscreen. Rear passengers also get a screen to work their climate.

Then, optionally, you can spec a front passenger display. And a head-up display. And two displays on the back of the front headrests for rear-seat entertainment. (That's enough displays – ed.)

Seating in the back is a similar story to the front, with contoured chairs for two, though you can option a cramped third mini-perch. So certainly not a limousine. But neat cutouts in the battery give a well for feet to slip under the front seats. Headroom is just enough for average adults.

The boot is smaller than a saloon's too, more like a supermini's at 407 litres. Still it's augmented by a frunk of 84 litres; a big rucksack's-worth and useful for cables or mucky stuff.

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