The Porsche Taycan is here — actually two flavors, the Turbo S and the Turbo — in case you haven’t seen the deluge of media coverage. The upshot: the “lower” priced Turbo starts at $150,900 while the Turbo S begins at $185,000.
While Porsche is promising cheaper variants of the Taycan next year, well-heeled drivers of the world will have to make do with these two options for now. But why limit yourself? It’s a Porsche, it’s a sports car, it’s a status symbol and it’s electric. Let’s get to work on some dual vice and virtue signaling.
Luckily, the configurator is here, giving potential customers, Tesla fans and critics, or just regular folks dreaming of Porsche’s first electric car, a chance to design their very own Taycan. No strings attached.
TechCrunch dove into the configurator. What we found were lots of opportunity to customize the vehicle, right down to the headlights, wheels and even the badge. Some of them are even “free.” Here are the most interesting options.
For the purposes of this exercise, I’m going with the more frugal option, the Taycan Turbo. (And yes, the fact that an electric car has the word turbo attached to it, has not escaped me or TechCrunch. I’ll remind everyone we live in a world where a four-door car is called a coupe.)
And I’m looking for all of the opportunities to get the free stuff, unless it’s super cool, and then I’ll theoretically (because this is a game of pretend) spring for the add on.