The interior layout, fit and finish
Put simply, the Taycan beats every other electric car on sale rival for interior quality – even the Audi E-tron SUV. Every surface, switch and knob you touch feels suitably upmarket, and this certainly isn’t the case with the Taycan’s closest rival, the Tesla Model S.
The driving position is superb, too. You sit closer to the ground than in most electric cars, so you immediately feel like you’re in something properly sporty. The seats are wonderfully supportive through corners, but they're also comfortable on longer journeys; that’s a good thing, given the Taycan’s reasonably long range between charges.
If you like tech, you’ll appreciate the four touchscreens you can have in the Taycan. Three of them – the one behind the steering wheel and the two in the middle of the dashboard – are standard, but you can pay extra to have one for your front passenger, too, which allows them to see things like your speed, the sat-nav map or their own media content.
We’d prefer a physical rotary infotainment controller like the one you get in a BMW i8, but, overall, the Taycan’s system is easier to use than that of the Model S. A word of warning, though, for Android phone users; you won’t be able to use smartphone mirroring. Porsche offers that feature only to iPhone users, courtesy of Apple CarPlay.