Porsche Taycan RWD review: 0-60mph, 1/4 mile & drift test!

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This is the new entry-level Porsche Taycan!
Now, we say entry-level, but let’s be clear - it’s not exactly cheap! It starts at just over £70,000, which is about £13,000 less than the four-wheel drive 4S edition. So when the price isn’t exactly that much less than the 4S, we’re just wondering if it’s worth it?
Well for starters this RWD Taycan comes with two choices of battery packs. The normal comes with 408hp and 345Nm. However, if you choose the longer range edition, you'll be treated to 476hp & 357Nm! So, it's not too bad, but let's face it - it's considerably less than the more powerful editions!
However, there's one thing the more powerful editions can't compete with, unlike this RWD Taycan - the starting price for an entry-level Model S, which Porsche clearly has in its sights!
But ultimately, while the price is so similar to the AWD 4S (and that’s even before you add a load of options!), are you just better off spending that bit more? You’ll have to stick with Mat to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:50 Price
01:38 Exterior Design
03:36 Interior
05:56 Back Seats
07:41 Boot
09:20 Five Annoying Features
11:26 Five Good Features
13:07 Drifting
14:32 0 - 60mph & 1/4 Mile
15:58 Driving
19:28 Verdict
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  • Hey Mat here: Confession time! I'm crap with colours. This car isn't violet. It's lilac. Anyway, is there a colour of car you would NEVER buy?

    Mat Watson CarsMat Watson CarsPrieš mėn
    • lilac

      Pawel OPawel OPrieš 2 dienas
    • The car starts at 13k less and gives you 20 miles extra range I think its the smarter choice!

      TheOlivermastersonTheOlivermastersonPrieš 8 dienų
    • I would never buy a green car

      Veldig WVeldig WPrieš 15 dienų
    • Silver. Silver cars look so cheap 🤮🤮

      Sean HartleySean HartleyPrieš 23 dienas
    • Bright pink🥴

      lightningboy80lightningboy80Prieš 25 dienų
  • That color is everythingggg

    amy aamy aPrieš dieną
  • That is a beautiful Color

    Florian NaglFlorian NaglPrieš dieną
  • Why It looks like supra can anyone tell me?

    cap' crreedcap' crreedPrieš 2 dienas
  • this car is so awfully boring looking

    MichalMichalPrieš 4 dienas
  • no thx

    Marco DebartMarco DebartPrieš 4 dienas
  • I drove the top end model this evening for a few hours..absolutely frightened the shit out of myself with its off the line torque. The car is far too fast in all honesty, but that said it did feel like I knew the car way better than I should after only 5 minutes behind the wheel.

    Toby McMillanToby McMillanPrieš 6 dienų
  • anyone think this looks more pink than purple

    Christopher O'HareChristopher O'HarePrieš 6 dienų
  • Burberry jacket? Business must be good

    C JC JPrieš 6 dienų
  • I hate cars that don't have options, or what options they do have is simply 1 of 2 packages. I'll take a myriad of personalization every single time

    Shift4gShift4gPrieš 6 dienų
  • Porsche Taycan vs Audi e tron please🙏🙏🙏🙏

    El RandomEl RandomPrieš 6 dienų
  • Baboon butt car

    WakingCobainWakingCobainPrieš 6 dienų
  • It's very purple, like what !!... I see it as pink and others sees it as rose gold. Deym I'm confused

    Hiromune KabayaHiromune KabayaPrieš 7 dienų
  • this car came from EA, every single part is a DLC

    hAkhAkPrieš 7 dienų
  • This car is so god damn ugly

    Lachs HeuleLachs HeulePrieš 8 dienų
  • I love this color, it reminds me of the lavander Lamborghini Diablo.

    Jono SSDJono SSDPrieš 8 dienų
  • When I was young I frequently drew pictures of cars. This was back in the 1980s/ early 1990s. I loved Porsches back the and, inspired by dad never wanting to buy a car that didn't have rear passenger doors, drew a design for a 4 door Porsche! With this Taycan I think someone got hold of one of my drawings. 😒 Nice car though.

    Matt WMatt WPrieš 9 dienų
  • No android auto? 😬 uhhh

    ChristianChristianPrieš 9 dienų
  • I wonder how these high tech vehicle's will age , longevity will be interesting.

    Santill BrezonSantill BrezonPrieš 10 dienų
  • I like blue tooth.

    Santill BrezonSantill BrezonPrieš 10 dienų
  • How do you British people handle the lack of sun in your country.

    Santill BrezonSantill BrezonPrieš 10 dienų
  • This is why I'll never buy a car from standard luxury auto makers. The nickle and diming is preposterous. And for the price of this car, it doesn't feel like you're getting much besides bragging rights. I'd sooner buy a Tesla. No thanks, Porsche. With electric cars you're doing the same crap you've been doing with your petrol cars. Ie you're making money, not cars i want to own.

    simon psimon pPrieš 10 dienų
  • 800 pounds for wireless charging?!? bet its slow aswell.

    Yessin AYessin APrieš 11 dienų
  • Help step cameraman I'm stuck!

    Umesh ThorboleUmesh ThorbolePrieš 13 dienų
  • Porsche Taycan: 70k for paperwork Then get a car with options

    Umesh ThorboleUmesh ThorbolePrieš 13 dienų
  • Already carrying the pillow in case the seats are poor

    Paul McGeePaul McGeePrieš 13 dienų
  • Not a very good looking car. The front headlights look like the taillights of the Lexus LC500.

    Grand PadreGrand PadrePrieš 13 dienų
  • I love ‘Frozen Berry Metallic’!

    Patrick RehPatrick RehPrieš 14 dienų
  • why always the people put only skies in the middle seat😂?

    Jaime VázquezJaime VázquezPrieš 14 dienų
  • Would take this over a Tesla any day of the week.

    ExpanderExpanderPrieš 15 dienų
  • What lets this car down, and many others (excepting maybe Tesla?) is that the car manufacturers rely on third party electrical charge station suppliers leading to problems such as differing plug points, charging time, having to download apps. to use the charger, if you find a charger ( especially a RAPID charger) suitable for your car. Look at Tesla who have their own charge points over a growing number of places, simply scan your bank card and charge your car. Unless other manufacturers follow suit then Tesla will be the less hastle car to have in regard to finding a RAPID charge point area for charging your battery. Maybe manufacturers can emulate Tesla in uniformity of charging stations for charging any brand of vehicle ( petrol cars have a uniform petrol entry port enabling fills at any station irrespective of station owner) but don't hold your breath. But time will tell -maybe things will improve over time. Maybe the Govt. could see an opportunity to get into the provision of sites ? Hmmm

    Bert TBert TPrieš 15 dienų
  • @7:39 Alfa Romeo flask. Good taste. Where´s your Alfa, Mat?

    Krisztián Ferryman KonszkyKrisztián Ferryman KonszkyPrieš 15 dienų
  • Worst color ever for a car.

    patty109109patty109109Prieš 16 dienų
  • That is UUUUGLY 🤮

    Uther pendragonUther pendragonPrieš 16 dienų
  • with black wheels

    Peet MeyerPeet MeyerPrieš 16 dienų
  • its Light blue

    Peet MeyerPeet MeyerPrieš 16 dienų
  • I have a lego version of the new ford gt

    Peet MeyerPeet MeyerPrieš 16 dienų
  • The electronic opening charge points are an optional extra too ;)

    Ryan DaviesRyan DaviesPrieš 17 dienų
  • kitchenblender

    iG WiG WPrieš 17 dienų
  • I don’t really like rwd but yeah that taycan is awesome the next Tesla model S king

    Minecraft zombie boyMinecraft zombie boyPrieš 18 dienų
  • That was only like 50% of the options

    Zander CerlongZander CerlongPrieš 18 dienų
  • Ya but it’s Porsche, the base price comes with literally no options. You can spend an additional 20K and still only have like 20% of the options. If you get even some minimum options plus tax your going to be over 100K again

    Zander CerlongZander CerlongPrieš 18 dienų
  • 150 for the badge? Really? Hahaha this is nuts.

    E. CamiloE. CamiloPrieš 18 dienų
  • Love that colour 😍

    Tamim AbdullahTamim AbdullahPrieš 19 dienų
  • You must really hate tesla or don't care about really sporty driving and just care about looks/image, to buy this over an Model 3 Performance.

    A.R. PostA.R. PostPrieš 19 dienų
  • Dude, is that a pink SUPRA?😆

    WolfSPtestWolfSPtestPrieš 19 dienų
  • my S1 looks better than this trash 😂

    Fraser DonaldsonFraser DonaldsonPrieš 19 dienų
  • Wow, just makes you appreciate all the extra add on features as standard on a Tesla and the simplicity of specing your Tesla. Other manufacturers make it so complicated to choose what options you want or need.

    Dutchman Seb Motoring MediaDutchman Seb Motoring MediaPrieš 19 dienų
  • in 9:13 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Eslam gamingEslam gamingPrieš 20 dienų
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    Ryan HanniganRyan HanniganPrieš 20 dienų
  • Necesito esto en carwow america latina ya

    ruben resendizruben resendizPrieš 21 dieną
  • The front looks just awful

    CampbellCampbellPrieš 21 dieną
  • It does matter what country you are from, you are saying the name wrong. Dont give me this, I am British, excuse. It still applies to you. Watch video0:19How to pronounce Taycan.288K viewsDec 17, 2018LTclubPorsche

    Scott UlmerScott UlmerPrieš 21 dieną
  • carwow - Porsche RWD Taycan is Bullshit , its $80k and the Model 3 Performance is FUN to Drive.

    Mark PlottMark PlottPrieš 22 dienas
  • This is the first Porsche in a loooooong long time that I don’t like. That front headlight design is ugly. Or even if u don’t think it’s ugly, it definitely doesn’t look Porsche. It looks like some Japanese thing

    Sum Randum GuySum Randum GuyPrieš 22 dienas
  • Sure isn't purple.... Prince would have been horrified by that....!

    Marc HardingMarc HardingPrieš 22 dienas
  • Matt do u get confused in a left hand drive

    Infinx SInfinx SPrieš 22 dienas
  • the front profile of this car looks somewhat like the new supra.

  • Nice jacket Matt

    shelloilukshelloilukPrieš 22 dienas
  • I would LOVE to see a drag race between a Model 3 Performance and a Taycan RWD

    Kieran MartinKieran MartinPrieš 22 dienas
    • That wouldn't even be close, M3P would win by bus lengths, however it would be a good match-up for the Base Model 3.

      Samir RehmatSamir RehmatPrieš 12 dienų
  • Loving the 6 Music big up!

    Daniel ShiraziDaniel ShiraziPrieš 23 dienas
  • The front reminds me a lot the new Toyota Supra

    Marcio IkunoMarcio IkunoPrieš 23 dienas
  • Can you please do some review on Jeep wrangler 2020 high altitude ??? or 4XE that comes soon 🥺🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    chrono 24chrono 24Prieš 23 dienas
  • Dont be fucking ridiculous get a model S plaid for that price. Or save half your money and get a model 3 performance

    Dan -Dan -Prieš 23 dienas
  • Bloody horrible colour 🤢

    Toby HallToby HallPrieš 23 dienas
  • probably the only one here, but it just hurts to see Matt close the doors holding his hand to the windows. Other then that a great and informative video as always!

    Azucken TupacAzucken TupacPrieš 23 dienas
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    Greg LialiosGreg LialiosPrieš 23 dienas
  • Goddammit, its not "taykan" its "taycan" for gods sake..

    Mete KırımlılarMete KırımlılarPrieš 24 dienas
  • That's one ugly ass car

  • 6:03

    pangrac1pangrac1Prieš 24 dienas
  • I like its design very much, I’ve loved it since Porsche first started teasing its development/release, the colour is ok I sort of like it but I think it might be one of those things where you don’t like it as much a year or two later.

    James WilliamsJames WilliamsPrieš 24 dienas
  • damn I knew I couldn't be the only one to notice Matt flexing that 900 quid Burberry puffer jacket

    Marty NguyenMarty NguyenPrieš 24 dienas
  • I know some Porsches are described as "Hairdressers Cars" but come on Mat don't you think you've taken it too far this time!

    Art JacobArt JacobPrieš 24 dienas
  • Is it possible to charge it from both sides at the same time?

    Denys 277Denys 277Prieš 24 dienas
  • Check out the first ultra car , named Chaos by spyrospanopoulos Automotive

    Marios KaravokirisMarios KaravokirisPrieš 25 dienų
  • License plate 510 PZM his name is michael and he is a 63 year old copier technician

    xF8xF8Prieš 25 dienų
  • Knowing, Porsche, next model you'll have to pay for sticker delete.

    sagiphosagiphoPrieš 25 dienų
  • ugly car, where is my porsche 911

    Cat TubeCat TubePrieš 25 dienų
  • I love this guy!

    Lee KangLee KangPrieš 25 dienų
  • p i n k

    PeterPeterPrieš 25 dienų
  • Mat has the same urge to climb in frunks as cats have the urge to climb in ridiculously small boxes

    exonadeexonadePrieš 25 dienų
  • All of you stop saying purple or violet, that is fucking T-Pink! No question, are you all fucking blind?

    Le NaturelLe NaturelPrieš 25 dienų
  • You cant put tesla and porche in one bag Porche is a different kind of animal

    Ajet SelaAjet SelaPrieš 25 dienų
  • Why am I even watching this, I know every Porsche is good, also keep on nagging them about the android auto until they got😉👍

    lightningboy80lightningboy80Prieš 25 dienų
  • Taylor Can

    kalm dwnkalm dwnPrieš 25 dienų
  • Matt none of your pop out links works, and it never did. I’m wondering if it’s just my settings? Can someone confirm. Thanks

    4pple4pplePrieš 26 dienų
  • Thx!!!

    David LinselDavid LinselPrieš 26 dienų
  • "Very purple". I think the word you were looking for is "slightly". Though I imagine it looks a tad more colourful on a bright day.

    PiousMoltarPiousMoltarPrieš 27 dienų
  • Of course it runs flat, its full of batteries

    Steve ASteve APrieš 27 dienų
  • Beautiful car, but you could get some better petrol cars for the money.

    Safak HanSafak HanPrieš 27 dienų
  • The colour is ugly, but not as ugly as the car itself. The front end looks like it’s crying, and the front guard/front door look like they’re both from different cars and somehow mashed together. Just yuk.

    ukusanzukusanzPrieš 27 dienų
  • It's not Purple It's Pink 🤔

    niceguy60niceguy60Prieš 27 dienų
  • Interesting how those “cool” charging door flaps work when the cars frozen overnight in -4 or -5C??? I’d rather an old fashioned spring loaded flap open tbh

    Paul GrahamPaul GrahamPrieš 27 dienų
  • Yay more porsche taycan

    Minecraft zombie boyMinecraft zombie boyPrieš 27 dienų
  • for me it looks like rose pink

    LuckywindLuckywindPrieš 27 dienų
  • A nice looking car, but this is a hard sell. You can get faster accelerating sports cars for less money (be it electric or petrol).

    Henry TangHenry TangPrieš 27 dienų
  • Car:gloss pink Matt:"very purple"

    RachYTRachYTPrieš 27 dienų
  • 6:02 Cameraman 😂

    Chathusha GunarathnaChathusha GunarathnaPrieš 28 dienų
  • More for your money when you buy USA. Here's proof: According to Car and Driver magazine: 2021 Corvette C8-$58,900; quarter mile-11.3; top speed 194 MPH 2021 Porsche Cayman- $61,200; quarter mile 12.4;top speed 180. What do you say to facts???

    mark remymark remyPrieš 28 dienų
    • I was gonna say at least the cayman handles better, but then I remembered the new vettes are mid engined. You may be right

      Sum Randum GuySum Randum GuyPrieš 22 dienas