Standing out comes at a cost.
With its concept-inspired styling, the Porsche Taycan doesn't need much help standing out in a crowd. But Porsche still offers owners over 600 customization options to make its car more unique. The German automaker even offers its own customization division called Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur that now offers 90 exclusive finishing options just for the Taycan.
One of the options from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur is the SportDesign package, which is offered in a choice of body color, high-gloss black, or carbon fiber. The Porsche SportDesign Package Carbon was previously shown on a silver car and a green car but now Porsche has shown what it looks like on a sleek Gentian Blue Taycan Turbo.
The SportDesign transformation begins up front, where the new bumper includes larger vents than the standard Taycan. A carbon fiber splitter gives the front end a more aggressive look. The side sills have also been replaced with carbon and when you open the doors, you'll see illuminated carbon matt sill guards. If you really want to impress passengers with the motorsport heritage of your new EV, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur also offers a carbon interior package that adds additional carbon fiber on the center console. At the back of the car, a carbon diffuser extends further from the body before curling upward.
Pricing for the SportDesign Package Carbon is not yet available on the configurator but the high-gloss back version costs $6,040, so expect to pay more for carbon fiber. The 21-inch Mission E Design wheels cost $3,750 plus an additional $1,290 to have them painted in body color, which is a better value than the Taycan Exclusive Design wheels with carbon fiber aeroblades at $7,650. It is worth noting that the aeroblades save 6.6 pounds per corner, which could have a noticeable impact on the performance and range. If you opt for the Taycan Turbo S, you even get those Mission e wheels thrown in at no cost.