Porsche Taycan RWD Quick Review // The Cheapest Taycan

The Porsche Taycan Rear Wheel Drive ($115,680 USD as specced, UNAVAILABLE in Canada) is the newest EV in the Porsche lineup. This example has been optioned with the longer-range Performance Battery Plus, which extends its range from 431 to 484 kilometres. Thomas and James take it out for a quick review to see what it is all about. Will the slower acceleration be welcomed compared to the neck-breaking Taycan Turbo S or will it leave them wanting for more? Watch to find out what they think! Subscribe!

RELEVANT STATS:
Performance Battery Plus 93.4 kWh
Two speed transmission
375 horsepower (470 hp during launch control)
Max torque 263 ft lbs (during launch control)
Frozen Berry Metallic paint scheme as specced
Porsche Active Suspension Management
Rear axle steering

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  1. magus5200

    magus5200

    8 dagen geleden

    Am I the only one that actually likes those wheels?

  2. Kevin Mcgee

    Kevin Mcgee

    11 dagen geleden

    It looks like a low end geo metro with the sealed beam 6054s. And the color is a tertiary of baby isht green on the pallet. How much is the battery and will it be cheaper than gas after a 3 year lease? Asking to know the investment value as a purchase.

  3. bliglum

    bliglum

    15 dagen geleden

    Those are strikingly ugly wheels.. They look like cheap wheel covers from Walmart.... From the late 90's.

  4. M.R. Stephens

    M.R. Stephens

    17 dagen geleden

    LOUDEST MOST ANNOYING BLINKER EVER!! 🧐💥

  5. John Webb

    John Webb

    19 dagen geleden

    I would love some rear end fun time with these guys.

  6. AK

    AK

    20 dagen geleden

    Who do manufacturers feel like just because it's an ev it needs to have ugly ass wheels?

  7. Ian H

    Ian H

    21 dag geleden

    I mean, we’re talking about a 4700lb. car with 248 torque; it’s not going to be earth shattering in the acceleration dept. I’m wondering why they even released such a car; they could’ve done an S rear wheel drive and it would’ve had a really good sweet spot power ban wise. It’s not like they had to meet some $80,000 goal to get more people into the car. My guess is that a GTS will keep the RWD and add just enough power to make the difference.

  8. George Floyd Gaming

    George Floyd Gaming

    21 dag geleden

    I love these wheels, finally a car that doesn't look cringe. Nice colour too.

  9. Antoine Williams

    Antoine Williams

    22 dagen geleden

    Yo when he said the New Yorkers are gonna be yelling, as a New Yorker, I approve this message😂😂

  10. freedom for all wakeup

    freedom for all wakeup

    24 dagen geleden

    Sorry this Porsche sucks

  11. Diogo Martins

    Diogo Martins

    24 dagen geleden

    Good video 👍 I have seen and read several reviews of the RWD Taycan from N. America and Europe where they much enjoyed the car. While I trust those reviewers, I also trust your view on it, so I will try to understand the different opinions. Firstly, I think that the wheels and tires choice, as well as the multiple chassis options certainly make a huge difference. Those 19" wheels, besides being unexplainably ugly for me, apparently come with less sporty tires. Then you have all the Porsche options for suspension, rear steering, etc. So this combination that you tested looks more suited for plain highway driving. Then, for driving fun perhaps you prefer the typical FR (eg. Miata) or even MR (eg. Toyota MR) layout of ICE cars. I think it is very hard to have exactly that same type of handling balance and response in EVs due to the low mounted batteries and CoG. Maybe we will get there with smaller EV sports cars and much lighter batteries in the future!

  12. BB

    BB

    27 dagen geleden

    lol wth are these wheels? we had better designs on our 3d model cars we made in our universities CAD class lol.

  13. Kent D.

    Kent D.

    27 dagen geleden

    You have not made a boring video so far. This is so impressive. Perfect personality match on the screen.

  14. Julian Robinson

    Julian Robinson

    Maand geleden

    GOD THOSE RIMS EW

  15. Kieren Coats

    Kieren Coats

    Maand geleden

    cool car but rims are disgusting

  16. Duy Do

    Duy Do

    Maand geleden

    that wheels devalue the car by at least $50,000.

  17. Stub Binski

    Stub Binski

    Maand geleden

    These endings... nlid.info/cloud/paxtmXRqk6hqrZg/video.html

  18. AlainHubert

    AlainHubert

    Maand geleden

    @5:15 Yep. 2021 and we still have to wait for damned traffic lights to change because, even though we can send robots to Mars, we still don't have smart/synchronized traffic lights here in Canada, and continue to hop from one red light to the next on big boulevards where traffic fluidity is evidently not a concern for civil engineers. @15:14 though, passing on the right, crossing an intersection, going way over the 50 KPH limit seen on the road panel, to get ahead of dumbasses that can't drive on a green light is also what we do here in Canada! 🤣

  19. BIG BLACK DICK

    BIG BLACK DICK

    Maand geleden

    electric cars are so incredibly pointless

  20. Little Red curious

    Little Red curious

    Maand geleden

    I watch more extra than normal throttle house

  21. Yusuf Ginnah

    Yusuf Ginnah

    Maand geleden

    The Boys have finally arrived! A Porsche Taycan sent straight through to the *_Extra_* channel...

  22. Billy Shears

    Billy Shears

    Maand geleden

    Are there ducks? Lol….

  23. J Helmsing

    J Helmsing

    Maand geleden

    Those wheels are absolutely criminal

  24. Gary

    Gary

    Maand geleden

    Arghhhh - Who does he no longer work for ??

  25. Your Fan

    Your Fan

    Maand geleden

    Put an engine in it or make it a hybrid and i'll buy one. No fully electric that's for weirdos.

  26. Trond Erik Brekke

    Trond Erik Brekke

    Maand geleden

    Interesting perspective, but I have to weigh in a little here guys. I own a Taycan Turbo, and recently did a hill climb in it. We had a line of Porsches, sort of racing up a great mountain road with a lot of hairpin turns. I was the third car, behind a 911 Carrera 4S (992) following a Cayman GTS. And behind me was another 911 Carrera S (992). This was the type of road that you would expect the 911 and Cayman to leave me in the dust, but they simply could not shake me. And even in heavy turns I did not loose grip on my front end. And I had the car in the sporty stability program to let the tail come when I pushed it in the corners. And it did. Was if fun? It was magnificent. So maybe what you need is a Taycan Turbo, not that it's much different than the Turbo S, besides launch, but it was fun. Worth mentioning, you need to go really fast before it get's challenging enough, and fun. At lower speeds, it's too easy, and that's probably where you feel it's no fun. Which brings me to my point. If fun is your thing, in your daily driver, you need something really bad, but with rear wheel drive, a decent enough engine, so you're able to get the tail out, and good steering. You want a Miata or MX-5 as we call it, in the rest of the world. The Taycan is absurdly good at handling speed, not only on straights but through corners too. Way more than it's weight should allow for. But you need the 265/305 tire combination. Those flimsy 19" things that RWD ran on is useless. And yes, it's not made to drift. It's made to go fast around corners, and drifting is not the way to go fast around corners. So when you try to make it drift, it does not want to do it. But when you get into 1.2G in all 4 directions, it gets fun. At least for me. And by the way, I did drive that 911 and Cayman too. And it was great fun, but it lacked the power output I have in the Taycan, and at least going up the hills wasn't as much fun in the 911 as I had hoped. I actually had the most fun in my own Taycan Turbo.

  27. Picxal

    Picxal

    Maand geleden

    "Yo to you too, ya idiot" had me dying. Nice clap back.

  28. yasser aboamoud

    yasser aboamoud

    Maand geleden

    Add 3k $ to the car price because those wheels will be changed before the car leaves the dealership

  29. Peter Scott

    Peter Scott

    Maand geleden

    Not liking the Yogurt color.

  30. vidainvestor

    vidainvestor

    Maand geleden

    Review the Tesla Plaid!!!

  31. Abraxas Tulammo

    Abraxas Tulammo

    Maand geleden

    6:45 What is that talk about charging 1 hour from 40 % and paying 40 dollars, when it charges 10-80 % in less than 20 minutes and you always get 30 min free charging sessions with EA? Intentional or lack of EV competence? 🤨

  32. bassandtrebleclef

    bassandtrebleclef

    Maand geleden

    Wheels remind me of the teddy bear wheels from the dodge neon

  33. bassandtrebleclef

    bassandtrebleclef

    Maand geleden

    How much cheaper is the lc500?

  34. vindev hunta

    vindev hunta

    Maand geleden

    Taycan rocks...sick paint job..this makes tesla look dated....ugly wheels

  35. Derrick Palmer

    Derrick Palmer

    Maand geleden

    The disillusioned sycamore infrequently guard because wound willy rock in a strange caution. irate, steady whiskey

  36. Peter Hammer

    Peter Hammer

    Maand geleden

    The 4S is the sweetspot of the Taycan line. Its loads of fun on country roads. I love Throttle House but PLEASE do not compare the Taycan to the Panamera. The Taycan is way more nimble, feels lighter and handles better. Also the ride is better with air suspension.

  37. Yigithan D.

    Yigithan D.

    Maand geleden

    Ugliest wheels....wtf Porsche?

  38. larry Spiller

    larry Spiller

    Maand geleden

    I'd take the refreshed long range S over this and save 40k and get double the range and significantly better acceleration.

    • larry Spiller

      larry Spiller

      Maand geleden

      @jon butterworth lol

    • jon butterworth

      jon butterworth

      Maand geleden

      You also get insipid looks, build quality below a Brabantia bin, oh and a Tesla badge not a Porsche one, that’s why it cost so much less.

  39. garapata garapata

    garapata garapata

    Maand geleden

    and here i am thinking base model S wheels look crappy

  40. Copisetic 1

    Copisetic 1

    Maand geleden

    I think Porsche has a contest going with its designers, big bonus for the ugliest design.

  41. Driver Jay

    Driver Jay

    Maand geleden

    Soo the Car is not perfect enough, the AWD is to perfect, come on guys, complain complain complain 😢 You should get copies of Car Mags from the 90's, that will show you how to evaluate and explain performance machinery. 2000, writers started heading this way, of overly opinionated dribble.

  42. Driver Jay

    Driver Jay

    Maand geleden

    Did you say the range is 480, then followed that up with.. that's not bad 😲 I really like you guys, but sometimes your so basic with looking for things to complain about 🤦🏾‍♂️

  43. Allan Sonac

    Allan Sonac

    Maand geleden

    LMFAO! Those wheels!

  44. Mac Kynjing

    Mac Kynjing

    Maand geleden

    The e tron is wayyy better

  45. Rick Hutton

    Rick Hutton

    Maand geleden

    Kind of funny...they like the front and it is my least favorite view of the car...the headlights are just wrong.

  46. Kelvin Angeles

    Kelvin Angeles

    Maand geleden

    New Yorkers didn’t appreciate that comment I will honk my horn in protest 😂

  47. Gauge Buseck

    Gauge Buseck

    Maand geleden

    $40 from 40%, are we talking Canadian because my dads 2012 Qx56 gets 400 miles of range and we filled up yesterday for like $55 from empty

  48. Antony C

    Antony C

    Maand geleden

    Can you mention the options on this Taycan? For example does it have air suspension? Is it the spring suspension that makes you feel the car’s heavy? Also, the turbo s has all the chassis options as standard. If the base taycan has the same options, it should handle as well.

  49. bama bati jifo

    bama bati jifo

    Maand geleden

    Those wheels appear to be similar to any other modern wheel, but with the normally-black accents left unapplied.

  50. bama bati jifo

    bama bati jifo

    Maand geleden

    As he is about to point out the hideousness of the wheels, his compadre gently deflects the topic, as to not offend the person who kindly allowed them to review their car. Well done, kind sir. Well done. 0:55

  51. Don Lee

    Don Lee

    Maand geleden

    holy shit that thing is ugly

  52. D Taylor

    D Taylor

    Maand geleden

    i think the front looks like a frog

  53. Dirk Steffen

    Dirk Steffen

    Maand geleden

    Thomas and James … or James and Thomas, … you know what let's just call it James and Thomas as in alphabetical order to eliminate any …. anyway... I would love for you to produce a weekly longer format podcast (just audio) where you two record a spontaneous conversation about … anything while you are driving together in a car. This episode feels so light, natural and completely unrehearsed, it is a joy to listen to … just two fellas, having a conversation about a car. Please, pretty please consider a podcast format like this - don't over produce it, just hit the record button on whatever mike you have been using in this video (excellent audio really) and upload it to the usual podcast thingies … Maybe even plug in a value for value model where people can donate as little or much money as they see fit (similar to the no agenda podcast with Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak … In the morning! ).

  54. SummerBRZ

    SummerBRZ

    Maand geleden

    Question: if I stop liking and thumb upping (and watching) the "extra" channel, will they go back to the regular channel??? wow...those wheels are a great excuse to upgrade to the next trim...or, better yet, look at the Audi version...or, even better, just get the Panamera they keep talking/comparing it to. Shout out to the V6 RWD/4 Panamera gang...

  55. Jason M.

    Jason M.

    Maand geleden

    Those rims are atrocious.

  56. Chevrolet Motorsport

    Chevrolet Motorsport

    Maand geleden

    Looks like the wheels are Steelies with hubcaps on top.

  57. Kalepsis

    Kalepsis

    Maand geleden

    This is a perfect example of the way a bad wheel design can completely ruin the look of a good car.

  58. ckneasel

    ckneasel

    Maand geleden

    Laughable at that price and those wheels...? Wow, what were they thinking...? 🤦🏻‍♂️

  59. Jewels Reumund

    Jewels Reumund

    Maand geleden

    Thomas where did you get your BMW shirt? I want one!

  60. Tyler

    Tyler

    Maand geleden

    I honestly really like this car. It seems like the perfect daily driver.

  61. mrnicktoyou

    mrnicktoyou

    Maand geleden

    They keep sticking electric motors in premium performance cars when what we really want is an electric motor in affordable daily driver SUVs and hatchbacks with not much power and a long range.

  62. Jeffrey Spencer

    Jeffrey Spencer

    Maand geleden

    Possibly the most disgusting exterior and interior color combo I've EVER seen on anything wearing the Porsche badge. And don't even get me started on the wheels. Who at Porsche thought it would be a good idea to use this particular Taycan as a press car? Have they hired "Devine" as their color stylist??

  63. T Y

    T Y

    Maand geleden

    Who sees this car and the etron will say, yeah I want the ugly, more expensive, less equipped and smaller range one?

  64. The Nut

    The Nut

    Maand geleden

    Rear End Fun Time!!!!

  65. Facetious Monkey

    Facetious Monkey

    Maand geleden

    #givenicepersonalityachance

  66. HimTortons

    HimTortons

    Maand geleden

    Joke's on you james, as a German I'm actually quite happy that you guys are implying any connection between german and alsatian

  67. Jerry Reid

    Jerry Reid

    Maand geleden

    Please review the Taycan Cross Turismo.

  68. Mark Rozenberg

    Mark Rozenberg

    Maand geleden

    Anyone get the reference at the very end? Are we supposed to know where he worked?

  69. HimTortons

    HimTortons

    Maand geleden

    This review was fine and all, but I'm not really sure what this channel "Extra Throttle House" is. I wish someone had explained that...

  70. Matthew Kaminski

    Matthew Kaminski

    Maand geleden

    Those wheels are sooooo uglyyyyyyy

  71. Liam Murphy

    Liam Murphy

    Maand geleden

    Yagurt 😂

  72. EwalkGT

    EwalkGT

    Maand geleden

    I feel like those wheels instantly make it look $30000 cheaper

  73. Quinn Thompson

    Quinn Thompson

    Maand geleden

    This is the second "Extra Throttle House" video filmed in the Cambridge/Kitchener area .. did one of you move this direction? why are you guys reviewing in the area?

  74. Dan

    Dan

    Maand geleden

    "Rear end fun-time"

  75. DementedDistraction

    DementedDistraction

    Maand geleden

    Honestly, we all watch these videos for the rear-end fun time.

  76. Bipedal

    Bipedal

    Maand geleden

    Those rims are HIDEOUS

  77. Ayush Saha

    Ayush Saha

    Maand geleden

    FERRARI ROMA

  78. Matt Evans

    Matt Evans

    Maand geleden

    This review went full nerd, and I love it.

  79. CNX Expat

    CNX Expat

    Maand geleden

    Guys, if you´ll come to Germany one day, spend a day at the Nuerburg-Ring. Not for driving, for watching and counting cars. What you will see is: tons of BMWs (most 3 series) and Golf GTIs - plus Porsche 911. But you will (nearly) not see Porsche Macans, Taycans, Panameras and so on. Nearly nobody, except you, goes on a race track with them. The Porsche owner buy the car because the quality, the brand name, the power and because they know that they will win a short race at a traffic light. Btw., it´s the same with Ferrari and Lambo owners - but they don´t like understatement.

  80. Bogdan Khamidullin

    Bogdan Khamidullin

    Maand geleden

    Am I the only person who likes these wheels and Tesla's aero and tempest wheels?

    • Bogdan Khamidullin

      Bogdan Khamidullin

      Maand geleden

      @Logic N. Reasoning actually i think people don't like these because they are different from what everybody's used to, I mean wheels with thin lines and all. Meanwhile what should actually be called ugly are bmw x6, mercedes gle coupe, Tesla Model x and many other suv coupes they are pointless, fat and they look like a pooping dog.

    • Logic N. Reasoning

      Logic N. Reasoning

      Maand geleden

      Yes.

  81. SlowCarfastcar

    SlowCarfastcar

    Maand geleden

    I actually love the rims. Very simplistic

  82. Adventures in Video

    Adventures in Video

    Maand geleden

    This car with ONE wheel option adds 8 grand and makes it more expensive than the long range model S. I get that the interior is nice. But it’s not worth 130k. Model S: 0-60 in 3.1. Taycan: 5 ish seconds. The range is worse, it’s rear wheel drive. There is no justification for that price. That’s M5 comp money🤦🏼‍♂️

  83. Vibing High

    Vibing High

    Maand geleden

    I thought NY drivers were bad until I went to Boston. They lay on the horn literally one second after the light turns green. It's unbelievable

  84. Alex

    Alex

    Maand geleden

    🤣 As a New Yorker you're spot on lol full horn honk required

  85. S G

    S G

    Maand geleden

    100 grand and you don't get an electric steering column as standard? That's the most Porsche thing ever. Also that spec from the outside is ghastly.

  86. Michael

    Michael

    Maand geleden

    Gross configuration with those wheels and frozen dingleberry. 👍+ for being Euro-spec.

  87. Eric Munnings

    Eric Munnings

    Maand geleden

    Okay, but why are you driving it around the Toyota plant? Such boring roads!

  88. Joseph D

    Joseph D

    Maand geleden

    I totally agree. More physical buttons! Idk why electric car makers feel the need to make their cars so futuristic. Just make an electric car that feels like a normal car

  89. Elias

    Elias

    Maand geleden

    Thomas's level of technical expertise is awesome, I love hearing the deep dives into chassis and steering.

  90. Shawn Czapla

    Shawn Czapla

    Maand geleden

    Extra Throttle House is so much better than the main channel when it comes to commentary.

  91. robert smith

    robert smith

    Maand geleden

    dope

  92. jisan pulok

    jisan pulok

    Maand geleden

    In my country we pay 216% tax while buying a car :3

  93. Ian Clancy

    Ian Clancy

    Maand geleden

    Paint color looks like raspberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream left out in the hot sun. It's called Frozen Berry Metallic so that must be the inspiration. It's hideous!

  94. Vincenzo Santellani

    Vincenzo Santellani

    Maand geleden

    They really know how to make the car look cheap and expensive... Put some awful grey and horrible wheels... Or put some nice metallic unique color with some some gorgeous wheels. Same story all the time

  95. Mike McClelland

    Mike McClelland

    Maand geleden

    Rear end fun time...wow. Always good video from these two. Goddamn, those are the ugliest wheels I've ever seen on a Porsche. Were they designed by Pontiac?

  96. Anggér Waskito

    Anggér Waskito

    Maand geleden

    10:17 this bit was GOLD 😂

  97. Gary Bampkin

    Gary Bampkin

    Maand geleden

    New Savagegeese review now !!

  98. Armen Drives

    Armen Drives

    Maand geleden

    I’d rather smash my head off the steering wheel than listen to the turn signal sound.

  99. Bomann DK

    Bomann DK

    Maand geleden

    Holy fuck those wheels looks like shit

  100. Bavarian Car Enthusiast

    Bavarian Car Enthusiast

    Maand geleden

    I agree to your review, well done! I wanted to lease a base Taycan as my business car - I really wanted to. I could so much feel the weight too. It's not a sports car, its not a GT (lack of range). It's a great car but was not for me and I love Porsche.

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