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Car of the Year Awards 2021: Performance Car of the Year
First and foremost, a great performance car is entertaining and involving to drive, but unlike pure sports cars, they also have to be practical and comfortable enough to use every day...
Porsche Taycan 4S
Some might view it as heresy to give this award to an electric car, but the Porsche Taycan is proof that such cars can be just as rewarding and usable as the best petrol rivals, and then some.
Even the entry-level 4S can sprint from 0-62mph in just 4.0sec, with the more powerful Turbo and Turbo S being quicker still. Granted, some versions of the Tesla Model S can accelerate even more forcefully, but they’re no match dynamically for the Taycan, which has exceptionally precise, tactile steering and incredible poise and grip in corners. Its brakes are monstrous, too.
With a smooth ride, a gorgeous interior and a respectable 252-mile official range, the Taycan is comfortable for four adults and remarkably easy to use every day. For those who want to do longer distances, there’s also the option of a larger battery that boosts the range to 287 miles.