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    Re: Welcome to the new Taycan Forum!

    Today I took the 918 out of storage and drove it to the dealership to give it a one over to prepare for the long 8000km road trip to Indianapolis. Gonna take 2 weeks. And a few thousands of dollars. 

    Lately I have been driving EVs and hybrids and boy what a delight to be in a raw, pure car. 

    The start up sound, the vibration from the engine rocking the chassis, the exhaust note going up and down with speed. 

    The seat is uncomfortable, the cockpit cramped, but I don't care. Just listening to that wonderful V8 sings is more than satisfying. 

    I didn't even bother to put the car in EV or hybrid mode, it's Race Mode all the way. 

    Future pure EV generation will be missing so much. 

    It's not that the Taycan is a bad car, it is a wonderful automobile, it has all the Porsche DNA and fingerprints, it's a proper Porsche. But the 918 is Porsche's best car ever. There is simply no comparison. 

    Arguably, the 918 has one of the top 3 exhaust note of ANY Porsche ever. The 991 RSR has the best, bar none. It's a toss up for the V10 CGT or the V8 in the 918, depending on who is answering. 

    If only Porsche could synthesize the V10 or the V8 noise into the Taycan as engine sound.........


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    Re: Welcome to the new Taycan Forum!

    Agree.  I certainly believe that the future direction is toward EV‘s, and I support that direction. But I attended the New York City formula E this past weekend, and was so underwhelmed that I left after the first day. There’s absolutely nothing exciting about the cars, or the race, or especially the whistling almost silent sound of the cars. Surely I understand why Porsche is involved—test bed for battery efficiency and powertrain adaptation, etc.,- but I felt like I was watching some type of slightly larger slot car race. A 45 minute race with no pit stops, no sound, no drama– it’s almost silly. Imagine an NFL hockey game or World Cup soccer match with no audience sound. Sad, but good news for anyone who still enjoys the unique, guttural, raw and powerful sound of modern day race/street cars.


    Re: Welcome to the new Taycan Forum!

    I hope you post a lot of pics of the road-trip 


    Re: Welcome to the new Taycan Forum!

    2023 model year software status for all Taycan variants

    Worldwide, more than 75,000 examples of the Taycan have been delivered since Porsche introduced its first all-electric sports car at the end of 2019. Now, a comprehensive update is on the horizon: regardless of vehicle age, engine, and body, all model variants can be brought up to the status of the 2023 model year with a software update. The update will be implemented on a market-specific basis.

    20/07/2022

    Taycan Sports Sedan Models, Taycan Cross Turismo Models, 2022, Porsche AG

    Worldwide, more than 75,000 examples of the Taycan have been delivered since Porsche introduced its first all-electric sports car at the end of 2019. Now, a comprehensive update is on the horizon: regardless of vehicle age, engine, and body, all model variants can be brought up to the status of the 2023 model year with a software update. The update will be implemented on a market-specific basis.

    Depending on when their vehicle was delivered, customers will benefit from, among other things, an increase in powertrain efficiency as well as new functions and improvements in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), Porsche Connect and assistance systems. The update also includes the option of having individual functions and equipment unlocked after purchase (function on demand, FoD) and will enhance the over-the-air (OTA) update capability of all Taycan models. The update is free for customers, and can be carried out during a visit to a Porsche service workshop.

    Taycan Turbo S, 2022, Porsche AG

    Taycan Software Update

    “This campaign will allow our customers to benefit from the continuous further development of the Taycan. We have extensively optimised the model series in almost every respect since 2019,” says Kevin Giek, Vice President Model Line Taycan. “New functions have been added and others have been revised or tweaked to further enhance the customer experience. Following this update, anyone driving a Taycan from early in the car’s production run will be pleasantly surprised by how much has developed on the vehicle side since then.” Internally, Porsche refers to this as the ‘uPdate’, because the 2023 model year, which started in July 2022, bears the letter ‘P’.

    The precise scope of the update, and the duration of the necessary workshop visit, depend on the specific software status of the Taycan in question. The older the car is, the more improvements and innovations will be installed.

    Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo, 2022, Porsche AG

    The older the car is, the more improvements and innovations will be installed

    The 22 kW onboard charger has now also recently become available for retrofitting1. Customers can combine this retrofit at their own expense with a workshop visit for the software update. With up to 22 kW of charging capacity, the more powerful variant charges the battery significantly faster. In Europe and North America, the retrofit also includes activation of the Plug & Charge function. This enables convenient charging and payment without a card or app. As soon as the charging cable is plugged in, the Taycan establishes encrypted communication with the Plug & Charge-compatible charging station. The charging and payment processes then start automatically.

    The most important updates at a glance

    • Powertrain: in the ‘Normal’ and ‘Range’ driving modes in all-wheel drive models, in partial load operation the front electric motor is almost completely disconnected and de-energised. While coasting and at a standstill, both axles are free of drive torque. The electric freewheel reduces frictional drag losses and increases the vehicle’s range. The all-wheel drive indicator is now shown as an energy-flow indicator in the central display. This makes the current operating status of the drives easier to see. The energy recuperation strategy has also been optimised. The automatic recuperation setting, for example, is retained even when the driver changes the driving programme. Added convenience for the customer. These improvements are relevant for Taycan models from the 2020 and 2021 model years.2
       
    • Thermal management: better conditioning of the battery, especially at low outside temperatures, enables the Taycan to be rapidly charged more frequently overall and over a wider range of battery charge levels (SoC). The waste heat from the electrical components, for example, is used even more than before to temper the battery. For 2020 and 2021² model-year Taycan models, this enables greater range and shorter charging times.
       

    Taycan GTS, Taycan GTS Sport Turismo, 2022, Porsche AG

    The update is free for customers, will be offered worldwide and can be carried out during a visit to a Porsche service workshop

    • Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and Porsche Connect: new functions, a colourful tile design on the start screen and even greater ease of use are the hallmarks of the model upgrades in this area. In Taycan models produced in the 2020 and 2021 model years and up to mid-February 2022, the update optimises the voice control and integrates the Spotify® app. Android Auto® is available wirelessly. Charging stations can be filtered and selected in the navigation system based on charging capacity. Drivers of 2021 model year Taycan models with a head-up display can look forward to the optimised view of the navigation map, among other elements. The display contents have been expanded. For all Taycan models prior to the 2023 model year, the on-board operating instructions can now also be used via voice control.
       
    • Assistance systems: some systems can now support the driver in even more situations. The sensors of the ParkAssist function now work with a greater range. The search for available parking spaces has been improved as well, so that now even smaller spaces are offered to the driver as an option. These enhancements will benefit Taycan models from the 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years.
       
    • Unlocking functions after vehicle purchase (FoD): all Taycan models of from the 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years are now also eligible, on request, for the keyless opening function (comfort access) for the doors and tailgate. The option of over-the-air (OTA) software updates has now also been further expanded for the new model year.
       

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    1 Currently no offer for South Korea and Canada.

    2 Already standard in later models.


    Re: Welcome to the new Taycan Forum!

    I’m really trying to be excited about the Taycan but the side view just bores me. 
    Are there any rumors of a 2 door with a more sporty look?  


    Re: Welcome to the new Taycan Forum!

    My Taycan built on July4th with a first delivery date in August and then moved to September just got a new delivery date of end of November. Wow things are really messed up at the port in Germany and shipping. 


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    Re: Welcome to the new Taycan Forum!

    Geez, that’s discouraging.  My GTS, scheduled to be built on July 5, has not yet been built. Guess I’m looking at next year­čą▓


     
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