Black Porsche Taycan Spotted in Traffic, Shows Sleek Spec

We've all seen Porsche's new Taycan in the knight-in-shining-armour White debut spec. But what about a black configuration? And I'm not just referring to some spec pulled off the official configurator (warning: one might spend plenty of hours stuck in that delicious rabbit hole). Instead, I'm talking about a dark-themed EV that has been spotted in Weissach where the mother ship resides.
Black Porsche Taycan Spotted in Traffic 1 photo
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As you'll be able to notice in the images we have here (check out the Insta post below and don't forget to use the swipe feature for more angles), this is nearly an all-black spec, with the exception of the wheel "lips". Oh, and let's not forget those yellow brake calipers, reminding everybody of the fact that stopping power to match the electric go comes via carbon-ceramic units.

So you can call this Porsche a bad boy, if you like, but, whatever yoy do, don't label it as a direct Tesla competitor. The Model S and the Taycan are aimed at totally different audiences, even though the ton of comments that have shown up online after the debut of the German machine would have you believe otherwise. So that's why the American costs $99,000 in the top P100D trim, while the European will set one back at least $187,610 for the range-topping Turbo S.

Yes, the Model S P100D beats the Taycan Turbo S in terms of 0-60 acceleration (think: 2.4 vs 2.6 seconds), range (345 EPA vs 280 mile WLTP) and luggage capacity.

But, without having even driven the Porsche yet, I can tell you that the handling of the German is on a totally different level. For one thing, Tesla are just alright in that department, while the Taycan has to meet the standards of the brand.

Then there's the repeatable performance Porsche keeps mentioning, something you can't get in a Tesla (remember how YouTuber drag racing the thing sometimes took the machine to the strip on a platform of charged it on site just to be sure the 100% charge would help it deliver optimal performance?).

Oh, and since I mentioned the configurator, I'll remind you this sits multiple orders of magnitude above the Tesla one in terms of the customisation possibilities.

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