12 March 2020
Review

What kind of fast grand touring cars will the future of the automobile bring us - and what will they be like? 

The 751bhp Porsche Taycan Turbo S, priced at £139,000 ($187,470 in the US) which has a top speed of 162mph and can get from 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds, gives us a taste of all-electric answers to that question. 

Meanwhile the 592bhp Polestar 1 (top speed 155mph, 0-60mph in 4.2sec) suggests a plug-in hybrid take, priced at £135,500 (or $165,500 if you're in the USA). 

Is either better than a V8-engined Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4dr for a long blast across continent? This 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged internally-combusted car can go from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 3.8sec and has a mega top speed of some 193mph - because, y'know, engines.

Matt Saunders and Ricky Lane headed to the idyllic roads of the Cote d'Azur to find out what the future looks like.

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12 March 2020

Just got back from the Taycan launch event for dealers in California. If Porsche vehicle 'characteristics' appeal to you then this vehicle makes the Tesla obsolete. If you are happy with an electric Honda Accord then the Tesla will do fine. And this is not a Tesla bashing rant; the Taycan would not be here today were it not for Tesla and the Model S.

13 March 2020

... and they probably won't chase the exact same clientele anyhow. 

13 March 2020

Nice try Boris. With 197 mile range, you will be cursing a lot too, so go home and take a lithium pill. You will need it to fight off the Taycan depression. 

16 March 2020

How fast can you drive without damaging the engine?

 

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