How do you make a Taycan Turbo look even better?
When we wandered into the Porsche booth at the LA Auto Show and saw the Taycan 4S in blue, our jaws dropped. But if your preference is for the high-powered variant and you like carbon-fiber, then Porsche has you covered. The German carmaker has revealed new photos via Facebook of a Taycan Turbo complete with the Carbon SportDesign package, 21-inch Taycan Exclusive Design wheels with carbon aeroblades, as well as its headlights featuring glacial ice-blue elements. While the Carbon SportDesign package isn't an overt change in appearance, we love the way it sharpens the edges on the Taycan's looks. Our opinion is divided on the aeroblade wheels though.
When we worked out how much a fully loaded and option ticked Taycan 4S would cost, we discovered that the 21-inch Taycan Exclusive Design Wheels with Carbon Fiber Aeroblades cost a staggering $8,770 alone. If you're interested, we managed to top out the Turbo S at over $240,000.
The SportDesign Package in carbon-fiber costs $5,660, and does exactly as it suggests by trimming the SportDesign exterior package with carbon fiber instead of the high gloss black. That includes the upper and lower front fascia, side skirts, and a unique rear diffuser.
Not that the Taycan needs that carbon fiber to out sprint the big news that has shown up since its release. The Tesla Cybertruck may turn out to be faster in a straight than a 911, but it's unlikely to be able to hang with a Taycan in any capacity. Ford's Mustang Mach-E looks like it's going to be great fun and stole the show in LA, but its numbers are more reasonable to match its price tag.
What we're taking away from this, and the other electric vehicles that are becoming a reality, is that going electric doesn't mean cars won't be fun anymore.