What matters is range, range, range. That's all that matters when it comes down to it. $/mile of range. Some lap times mean nothing when you are at 15% charge and all there is around you are Tesla Network Charging stations for miles as far as you can drive - it's like "water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink", "no charging for you!" Lap time that. Porsche built the wrong car to sell to the EV market. $151k is a crazy price, as is $185k, that's just insane when for literally half the price you can get a Ludicrous Mode Tesla S, or 3 Tesla 3's. Porsche blew it on this their first battery powered sportscar. It should have weighed around half as much, cost at least 1/3 as much, and gone over 330mi. Just like the Jaguar iPace, Porsche doesn't get it. They aren't selling a gasoline burning sports car that gets ~10mpg, they are selling a battery power car that needs range + charging opportunities - why didn't Porsche go to Tesla to participate in the Tesla charging network? Here's a good round view of why the Taycan will fail, just like the iPace that is now getting multiple discounts to drum up sales: The Porsche Taycan Will Be A Flop HyperChange TV Published on Sep 5, 2019 Porsche has revealed its flagship EV, the Taycan, a sedan that starts at $151K. Although it looks awesome, the specs pale in comparison to the Model S, for a significantly higher price. Because of the weak performance and un-incentivized dealer network, I think it will be a flop ... let me know what you thoughts are below! Gone are the times for expensive EV's, those customer have Tesla's. Now's the time to sell affordable EV's priced under the Tesla 3. That's where car makers can make inroads into the EV market. Oh yeah, **TURBO**!! Pfffft!!! Elon Musk Verified account @elonmusk "Um @Porsche, this word Turbo does not mean what you think it does" 12:35 PM - 5 Sep 2019 https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1169695493594574848 https://twitter.com/Dictionarycom/status/1169700840984252416 Here's another balanced view between the Taycan and Tesla models... Tesla Model S Vs. Porsche Taycan - Can You Even Compare Them? | Vlog 332 CarsAndKyle Published on Sep 5, 2019 I wonder how many of the 30,000 that reserved a Taycan thought they'd be paying $151k-$185k -> $200k+ ? I wonder what the commitment level is now that the pricing has been released? Here's some Porsche fans, having 2nd thoughts... Buying The New Porsche Taycan! (Help Us Spec It) JR Garage Published on Sep 5, 2019 Last year we reserved the all new 2020 Porsche Taycan. This is a 100% fully electric supercar set to take on the 2020 Tesla Roadster and other top performing EVs. The Porsche unveil just occurred, revealing all the specs and details about the car. Power, range, price. There are quite a few pros, but there are indeed some cons to this $200K electric Porsche which we discussed in this video. Please help us spec this car, turbo, turbo s, color, options, etc! Would you buy this car? If the Porsche Taycan can't outperform the Tesla S "Family" car, how do you think it will do against the Tesla Roadster 2.0? Tesla Sports car vs. Porsche Sports car, Telsa wins. Those guys said they could buy a fighter jet for $255k, and the Taycan S with all options is $241k! And, the Telsa Roadster is supposed to be around $200k-$250k, so... maybe Elon will get motivated to undercut the Taycan to deliver a Roadster 2.0 for Taycan Turbo S price range, and bump up delivery... it could happen so quickly.