Porsche Taycan RWD review: 0-60mph, 1/4 mile & drift test!


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This is the new entry-level Porsche Taycan!
Now, we say entry-level, but let’s be clear - it’s not exactly cheap! It starts at just over £70,000, which is about £13,000 less than the four-wheel drive 4S edition. So when the price isn’t exactly that much less than the 4S, we’re just wondering if it’s worth it?
Well for starters this RWD Taycan comes with two choices of battery packs. The normal comes with 408hp and 345Nm. However, if you choose the longer range edition, you'll be treated to 476hp & 357Nm! So, it's not too bad, but let's face it - it's considerably less than the more powerful editions!
However, there's one thing the more powerful editions can't compete with, unlike this RWD Taycan - the starting price for an entry-level Model S, which Porsche clearly has in its sights!
But ultimately, while the price is so similar to the AWD 4S (and that’s even before you add a load of options!), are you just better off spending that bit more? You’ll have to stick with Mat to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:50 Price
01:38 Exterior Design
03:36 Interior
05:56 Back Seats
07:41 Boot
09:20 Five Annoying Features
11:26 Five Good Features
13:07 Drifting
14:32 0 - 60mph & 1/4 Mile
15:58 Driving
19:28 Verdict
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  • Mat Watson Cars
    Mat Watson Cars24 天 前

    Hey Mat here: Confession time! I'm crap with colours. This car isn't violet. It's lilac. Anyway, is there a colour of car you would NEVER buy?

  • Veldig W

    Veldig W

    5 天 前

    I would never buy a green car

  • Sean Hartley

    Sean Hartley

    13 天 前

    Silver. Silver cars look so cheap 🤮🤮

  • lightningboy80


    15 天 前

    Bright pink🥴

  • DM


    17 天 前


  • Koi Captain

    Koi Captain

    18 天 前

    Yanni would be mad Matt. You Don't know colors. Better Yet Do a Ishihara Test.

  • Matt W
    Matt W22 分钟 前

    When I was young I frequently drew pictures of cars. This was back in the 1980s/ early 1990s. I loved Porsches back the and, inspired by dad never wanting to buy a car that didn't have rear passenger doors, drew a design for a 4 door Porsche! With this Taycan I think someone got hold of one of my drawings. 😒 Nice car though.

  • Christian
    Christian5 小时 前

    No android auto? 😬 uhhh

  • Santill Brezon
    Santill Brezon18 小时 前

    I wonder how these high tech vehicle's will age , longevity will be interesting.

  • Santill Brezon
    Santill Brezon18 小时 前

    I like blue tooth.

  • Santill Brezon
    Santill Brezon18 小时 前

    How do you British people handle the lack of sun in your country.

  • simon p
    simon p20 小时 前

    This is why I'll never buy a car from standard luxury auto makers. The nickle and diming is preposterous. And for the price of this car, it doesn't feel like you're getting much besides bragging rights. I'd sooner buy a Tesla. No thanks, Porsche. With electric cars you're doing the same crap you've been doing with your petrol cars. Ie you're making money, not cars i want to own.

  • Yessin A
    Yessin A天 前

    800 pounds for wireless charging?!? bet its slow aswell.

  • Umesh Thorbole
    Umesh Thorbole3 天 前

    Help step cameraman I'm stuck!

  • Umesh Thorbole
    Umesh Thorbole3 天 前

    Porsche Taycan: 70k for paperwork Then get a car with options

  • Paul McGee
    Paul McGee3 天 前

    Already carrying the pillow in case the seats are poor

  • Grand Padre
    Grand Padre4 天 前

    Not a very good looking car. The front headlights look like the taillights of the Lexus LC500.

  • Patrick Reh
    Patrick Reh4 天 前

    I love ‘Frozen Berry Metallic’!

  • Jaime Vázquez
    Jaime Vázquez5 天 前

    why always the people put only skies in the middle seat😂?

  • Expander
    Expander5 天 前

    Would take this over a Tesla any day of the week.

  • Bert T
    Bert T6 天 前

    What lets this car down, and many others (excepting maybe Tesla?) is that the car manufacturers rely on third party electrical charge station suppliers leading to problems such as differing plug points, charging time, having to download apps. to use the charger, if you find a charger ( especially a RAPID charger) suitable for your car. Look at Tesla who have their own charge points over a growing number of places, simply scan your bank card and charge your car. Unless other manufacturers follow suit then Tesla will be the less hastle car to have in regard to finding a RAPID charge point area for charging your battery. Maybe manufacturers can emulate Tesla in uniformity of charging stations for charging any brand of vehicle ( petrol cars have a uniform petrol entry port enabling fills at any station irrespective of station owner) but don't hold your breath. But time will tell -maybe things will improve over time. Maybe the Govt. could see an opportunity to get into the provision of sites ? Hmmm

  • Krisztián Ferryman Konszky
    Krisztián Ferryman Konszky6 天 前

    @7:39 Alfa Romeo flask. Good taste. Where´s your Alfa, Mat?

  • patty109109
    patty1091096 天 前

    Worst color ever for a car.

  • Uther pendragon
    Uther pendragon6 天 前

    That is UUUUGLY 🤮

  • Peet Meyer
    Peet Meyer7 天 前

    with black wheels

  • Peet Meyer
    Peet Meyer7 天 前

    its Light blue

  • Peet Meyer
    Peet Meyer7 天 前

    I have a lego version of the new ford gt

  • Ryan Davies
    Ryan Davies7 天 前

    The electronic opening charge points are an optional extra too ;)

  • iG W
    iG W8 天 前


  • Minecraft zombie boy
    Minecraft zombie boy8 天 前

    I don’t really like rwd but yeah that taycan is awesome the next Tesla model S king

  • Zander Cerlong
    Zander Cerlong8 天 前

    That was only like 50% of the options

  • Zander Cerlong
    Zander Cerlong8 天 前

    Ya but it’s Porsche, the base price comes with literally no options. You can spend an additional 20K and still only have like 20% of the options. If you get even some minimum options plus tax your going to be over 100K again

  • E. Camilo
    E. Camilo8 天 前

    150 for the badge? Really? Hahaha this is nuts.

  • Tamim Abdullah
    Tamim Abdullah9 天 前

    Love that colour 😍

  • A.R. Post
    A.R. Post9 天 前

    You must really hate tesla or don't care about really sporty driving and just care about looks/image, to buy this over an Model 3 Performance.

  • WolfSPtest
    WolfSPtest9 天 前

    Dude, is that a pink SUPRA?😆

  • Fraser Donaldson
    Fraser Donaldson9 天 前

    my S1 looks better than this trash 😂

  • Dutchman Seb Motoring Media
    Dutchman Seb Motoring Media10 天 前

    Wow, just makes you appreciate all the extra add on features as standard on a Tesla and the simplicity of specing your Tesla. Other manufacturers make it so complicated to choose what options you want or need.

  • Eslam gaming
    Eslam gaming10 天 前

    in 9:13 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Ryan Hannigan
    Ryan Hannigan11 天 前

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  • ruben resendiz
    ruben resendiz11 天 前

    Necesito esto en carwow america latina ya

  • Campbell
    Campbell11 天 前

    The front looks just awful

  • Scott Ulmer
    Scott Ulmer11 天 前

    It does matter what country you are from, you are saying the name wrong. Dont give me this, I am British, excuse. It still applies to you. Watch video0:19How to pronounce Taycan.288K viewsDec 17, 2018CNbothPorsche

  • Mark Plott
    Mark Plott12 天 前

    carwow - Porsche RWD Taycan is Bullshit , its $80k and the Model 3 Performance is FUN to Drive.

  • Sum Randum Guy
    Sum Randum Guy12 天 前

    This is the first Porsche in a loooooong long time that I don’t like. That front headlight design is ugly. Or even if u don’t think it’s ugly, it definitely doesn’t look Porsche. It looks like some Japanese thing

  • Marc Harding
    Marc Harding12 天 前

    Sure isn't purple.... Prince would have been horrified by that....!

  • Infinx S
    Infinx S12 天 前

    Matt do u get confused in a left hand drive


    the front profile of this car looks somewhat like the new supra.

  • shelloiluk
    shelloiluk13 天 前

    Nice jacket Matt

  • Kieran Martin
    Kieran Martin13 天 前

    I would LOVE to see a drag race between a Model 3 Performance and a Taycan RWD

  • Samir Rehmat

    Samir Rehmat

    2 天 前

    That wouldn't even be close, M3P would win by bus lengths, however it would be a good match-up for the Base Model 3.

  • Daniel Shirazi
    Daniel Shirazi13 天 前

    Loving the 6 Music big up!

  • Marcio Ikuno
    Marcio Ikuno13 天 前

    The front reminds me a lot the new Toyota Supra

  • chrono 24
    chrono 2413 天 前

    Can you please do some review on Jeep wrangler 2020 high altitude ??? or 4XE that comes soon 🥺🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Dan -
    Dan -13 天 前

    Dont be fucking ridiculous get a model S plaid for that price. Or save half your money and get a model 3 performance

  • Toby Hall
    Toby Hall14 天 前

    Bloody horrible colour 🤢

  • Azucken Tupac
    Azucken Tupac14 天 前

    probably the only one here, but it just hurts to see Matt close the doors holding his hand to the windows. Other then that a great and informative video as always!

  • Greg Lialios
    Greg Lialios14 天 前

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  • Mete Kırımlılar
    Mete Kırımlılar14 天 前

    Goddammit, its not "taykan" its "taycan" for gods sake..

    ORTHOKING14 天 前

    That's one ugly ass car

  • pangrac1
    pangrac114 天 前


  • James Williams
    James Williams14 天 前

    I like its design very much, I’ve loved it since Porsche first started teasing its development/release, the colour is ok I sort of like it but I think it might be one of those things where you don’t like it as much a year or two later.

  • Marty Nguyen
    Marty Nguyen14 天 前

    damn I knew I couldn't be the only one to notice Matt flexing that 900 quid Burberry puffer jacket

  • Art Jacob
    Art Jacob15 天 前

    I know some Porsches are described as "Hairdressers Cars" but come on Mat don't you think you've taken it too far this time!

  • Denys 277
    Denys 27715 天 前

    Is it possible to charge it from both sides at the same time?

  • Μαριος Καραβοκυρης
    Μαριος Καραβοκυρης15 天 前

    Check out the first ultra car , named Chaos by spyrospanopoulos Automotive

  • xF8
    xF815 天 前

    License plate 510 PZM his name is michael and he is a 63 year old copier technician

  • sagipho
    sagipho15 天 前

    Knowing, Porsche, next model you'll have to pay for sticker delete.

  • Cat Tube
    Cat Tube15 天 前

    ugly car, where is my porsche 911

  • Lee Kang
    Lee Kang15 天 前

    I love this guy!

  • Peter
    Peter15 天 前

    p i n k

  • exonade
    exonade15 天 前

    Mat has the same urge to climb in frunks as cats have the urge to climb in ridiculously small boxes

  • Le Naturel
    Le Naturel15 天 前

    All of you stop saying purple or violet, that is fucking T-Pink! No question, are you all fucking blind?

  • Ajet Sela
    Ajet Sela15 天 前

    You cant put tesla and porche in one bag Porche is a different kind of animal

  • lightningboy80
    lightningboy8015 天 前

    Why am I even watching this, I know every Porsche is good, also keep on nagging them about the android auto until they got😉👍

  • kalm dwn
    kalm dwn16 天 前

    Taylor Can

  • 4pple
    4pple16 天 前

    Matt none of your pop out links works, and it never did. I’m wondering if it’s just my settings? Can someone confirm. Thanks

  • David Linsel
    David Linsel17 天 前


  • PiousMoltar
    PiousMoltar17 天 前

    "Very purple". I think the word you were looking for is "slightly". Though I imagine it looks a tad more colourful on a bright day.

  • Steve A
    Steve A17 天 前

    Of course it runs flat, its full of batteries

  • Safak Han
    Safak Han17 天 前

    Beautiful car, but you could get some better petrol cars for the money.

  • ukusanz
    ukusanz17 天 前

    The colour is ugly, but not as ugly as the car itself. The front end looks like it’s crying, and the front guard/front door look like they’re both from different cars and somehow mashed together. Just yuk.

  • niceguy60
    niceguy6017 天 前

    It's not Purple It's Pink 🤔

  • Paul Graham
    Paul Graham17 天 前

    Interesting how those “cool” charging door flaps work when the cars frozen overnight in -4 or -5C??? I’d rather an old fashioned spring loaded flap open tbh

  • Minecraft zombie boy
    Minecraft zombie boy17 天 前

    Yay more porsche taycan

  • Luckywind
    Luckywind18 天 前

    for me it looks like rose pink

  • Henry Tang
    Henry Tang18 天 前

    A nice looking car, but this is a hard sell. You can get faster accelerating sports cars for less money (be it electric or petrol).

  • No-Visor Player
    No-Visor Player18 天 前

    Car:gloss pink Matt:"very purple"

  • Chathusha Gunarathna
    Chathusha Gunarathna18 天 前

    6:02 Cameraman 😂

  • mark remy
    mark remy18 天 前

    More for your money when you buy USA. Here's proof: According to Car and Driver magazine: 2021 Corvette C8-$58,900; quarter mile-11.3; top speed 194 MPH 2021 Porsche Cayman- $61,200; quarter mile 12.4;top speed 180. What do you say to facts???

  • Sum Randum Guy

    Sum Randum Guy

    12 天 前

    I was gonna say at least the cayman handles better, but then I remembered the new vettes are mid engined. You may be right

  • Plumbaman13
    Plumbaman1318 天 前

    Huh no pop out banners in this video maybe the editor @carwow finally had enough of 34 pop out banners mat says every episode

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    Plumbaman1318 天 前

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    찹쌀떡18 天 前


  • Sunny
    Sunny18 天 前

    $80,000 pound in my country can only buy a Toyota Camry. Buyers in these countries are so lucky

  • racquel thompson
    racquel thompson18 天 前

    I like I like horses I am a kid but I want to have a Porsche 1 I'm a going up

  • QuantumS1ngularity
    QuantumS1ngularity18 天 前

    The relationships in the VAG group are really interesting ones. We have VW which are like the mature father - they are doing their own thing and based on their experience they just bring up suggestions to their sons - Audi and Porsche. Sometimes they even borrow some technical knowhow from them. Audi are like the big brother who is out there exploring new territories, venturing into the unknown, but doing so carefully. They almost never go all out and look for the path of least resistance in the future. Porsche on the other hand are like the little brother who always wants to outshine the big brother, does stupid stuff and picks fight with the new hottest kid on the block. They just entered Formula E, wasting unknown millions in battery development just when Audi retired from that doomed series in order to prepare for a comeback at Le Mans with the real future of the automobilism - hydrogen cars. I haven't been this excited about something coming up in the car world since Audi put a Bi-turbo V10 into a family estate. I really hope that once the hydrogen class rises in popularity those purely battery powered abominations would disappear from the face of the world.

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    Martha Perales18 天 前

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  • soiung toiue
    soiung toiue18 天 前

    Porsche and Rolls Royce rival each others when it comes to options

  • soiung toiue

    soiung toiue

    18 天 前

    How much is O2 in the backseat? Hope it's at least free for the driver's seat.

  • Tyler Anthony Greene
    Tyler Anthony Greene18 天 前

    Why do they even do an entry level!? £800 for a wireless charger but £300 for heated seats in every seat? Huh?

  • Jukka Miettinen
    Jukka Miettinen18 天 前


  • Omar James
    Omar James18 天 前

    Ill rather the tesla 3 long range

  • Souhail Er
    Souhail Er19 天 前

    The electric Germany car are better than tesla

  • Glenn David
    Glenn David19 天 前

    That is hideous.

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    Avijit Kabiraj19 天 前

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    Feroz Shaik19 天 前

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