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Porsche Taycan Turbo S X Simone Zanoni : the best of two worlds

Ever wanted to see the best of Italian chefs at the wheel of the greatest German electric sports car? Say What made it happen. Around a dish of pasta delivered just in front of the Georges V where he officiates, Simone Zanoni wanted to unravel the mystery of Porsche’s famous electric option. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is not like any other electric car. What’s better, you might ask? Nothing less than its 800-Volt motor (versus an average of 400 volts), its unique gearbox, and its freewheel mode – which are sure shaking up the automobile industry. To date, you could describe an electric car as a sort of vacuum cleaner motor equipped with mobile phone technology. All that on four wheels. For the manufacturer, it was necessary to redesign the car from the outset so that it would look more like a Porsche than a regular electric car. Sitting very low, in a position quite similar to that of the 911, the driver is actually driving a real 4-door coupe. For Simone Zanoni, a circuit driver in his spare time, it was essential to preserve this feeling. “It’s like pasta! You can imagine all the possible seasonings, you just have to have good pasta at the base, and well cooked! Here, your Porsche is like pasta. You can put whatever engine you want in it. The important thing is to get a real Porsche feeling”. Behind the wheel, car keeps its promise. As always, the electric power comes on all at once, and the accelerations are explosive. From 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds (which is what a Formula 1 car was able to do 10 years ago), the Taycan stands out above all for its ability to reproduce this speed, while the performance of its rivals is rapidly deteriorating. These performances are confirmed even at high speed on the circuit, while other electric cars are struggling to recover. As a knowledgeable driver, our chef also appreciated the impeccable driving experience. On the way home, we discussed the risky issue of autonomy, which remains the weak point of the electric technology. Simone had the right answer: “Electricity isn’t for everyone. If you regularly have to drive more than 300/400km in one go, you clearly have to turn to another propulsion system at this point. Otherwise you will be disappointed by the experience. Electricity is great when you use it wisely. »

Porsche Taycan Turbo S X Simone Zanoni : the best of two worlds

Ever wanted to see the best of Italian chefs at the wheel of the greatest German electric sports car? Say What made it happen. Around a dish of pasta delivered just in front of the Georges V where he officiates, Simone Zanoni wanted to unravel the mystery of Porsche’s famous electric option. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is not like any other electric car. What’s better, you might ask? Nothing less than its 800-Volt motor (versus an average of 400 volts), its unique gearbox, and its freewheel mode – which are sure shaking up the automobile industry. To date, you could describe an electric car as a sort of vacuum cleaner motor equipped with mobile phone technology. All that on four wheels. For the manufacturer, it was necessary to redesign the car from the outset so that it would look more like a Porsche than a regular electric car. Sitting very low, in a position quite similar to that of the 911, the driver is actually driving a real 4-door coupe. For Simone Zanoni, a circuit driver in his spare time, it was essential to preserve this feeling. “It’s like pasta! You can imagine all the possible seasonings, you just have to have good pasta at the base, and well cooked! Here, your Porsche is like pasta. You can put whatever engine you want in it. The important thing is to get a real Porsche feeling”. Behind the wheel, car keeps its promise. As always, the electric power comes on all at once, and the accelerations are explosive. From 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds (which is what a Formula 1 car was able to do 10 years ago), the Taycan stands out above all for its ability to reproduce this speed, while the performance of its rivals is rapidly deteriorating. These performances are confirmed even at high speed on the circuit, while other electric cars are struggling to recover. As a knowledgeable driver, our chef also appreciated the impeccable driving experience. On the way home, we discussed the risky issue of autonomy, which remains the weak point of the electric technology. Simone had the right answer: “Electricity isn’t for everyone. If you regularly have to drive more than 300/400km in one go, you clearly have to turn to another propulsion system at this point. Otherwise you will be disappointed by the experience. Electricity is great when you use it wisely. »

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