Get a Taycan Turbo with a fixed rear wing.
One aspect of electric motoring that isn't discussed often is the lack of aftermarket tuning possibilities. Obviously, you can't just bolt a supercharger to the motor and call it a day. And thanks to regenerative braking, it's not an easy task upgrading the brakes. In fact, the only sensible change you can make is to the tires, and even that will have a drastic impact on the range.
Not that EVs require performance upgrades. The Porsche Taycan Turbo delivers a whopping 750 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque from one rpm, which results in a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.6 seconds. That kind of acceleration is physically uncomfortable, so the speed is not an issue.
But what do you do if you want your Taycan to stand out from the crowd?
The Taycan is a beautiful car, but Porsche couldn't add any unnecessary wings, flares, or spoilers for the body to be as slippery as possible. But there's nothing stopping owners from attaching them after the purchase.
Avante Design says the inspiration for the Taycan's kit came from the 911 GT3 RS. As a result, it replaced the front bumper with more air intakes and wider fenders. The suspension has also been dropped, giving the car a more aggressive stance.
In true GT-car fashion, this Taycan has a fixed rear wing. The standard car is fairly minimalist at the rear, and the most interesting design feature is an LED strip that runs the car's width. Avante Design adds new fins, a lip spoiler, and a large diffuser. Avante Design also offers a toned-down kit with a less belligerent front bumper and a more subtle rear spoiler.
There's no doubt these kits offer more visual drama, but we wonder what the effect these additions will have on the Taycan's range. Fixed rear wings look cool, but they're not known for being aerodynamically efficient. That's why a Bugatti Veyron's rear wing disappears entirely when you engage the top speed mode. It's worth mentioning that Avante Design is not the only tuning firm that offers a body kit for the Taycan. Both Vivid Racing and Mansory recently introduced kits for Porsche's first electric car.
We look forward to seeing more body kits as the EV footprint increases. The Tesla Model S could certainly do with a few sportier design features.