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Test drive Porsche Taycan GTS, completely different technology orientation

When it comes to electric sports cars, it is impossible to ignore the Porsche Taycan. The Taycan GTS was officially introduced to Taiwan last year. Its performance is between 4S and Turbo, but it has a brand-new design. The most important thing is that in this test drive, we fully understand Porsche. Definition of assisted driving technology.The 2022 Porsche Taycan Gran Turismo Sport electric sports car is definitely a road beast in terms of specifications, with a horsepower of 598 horsepower, a maximum torque of 850 Nm, and a zero-to-hundred-speed acceleration of 3.7 seconds. The front six and rear four calipers brake system, with a huge disc Together with the 20-inch wheels, these configurations provide car owners with only four words to describe the driving experience: “Do whatever you want.”

To be honest, most of the test drives of the Porsche Taycan GTS emphasize its performance and near-perfect driving experience. We fully agree with this. Therefore, we will discuss more about Porsche’s in-vehicle technology in this test drive experience.

Also using a lot of technology, Porsche and Tesla’s starting point for in-vehicle technology can be said to be at the two ends of the spectrum. The technology of Tesla and many car manufacturers is to “help you drive”, but Porsche’s technology has only one purpose, which is to “help you drive”. There is a difference of thousands of miles with the difference of one word.

Porsche in-vehicle technology

At this time when Level 2 automatic driving has almost become a must-have technology for new cars, many car manufacturers will continue to warn that the car owner will put his hands on the steering wheel and pay attention to the road conditions, but this matter does not exist in Porsche’s genes at all. Perhaps we can understand that if you don’t want to put your hands on the wheel, maybe you shouldn’t be in the cockpit of a Porsche in the first place.The ACC smart cruise of the Porsche Taycan GTS is an optional feature, and the lane change assist (blind spot detection) is also an optional feature. Even though the vehicle also has the lane keeping function, it is not Level 2 automatic driving. In the design of other car manufacturers (Bernz, Tesla), when the ACC full-speed zone follow-up and lane maintenance functions are turned on, the owner is basically very relaxed on the highway, and the vehicle will always move forward along the center of the lane, but Not at all at Porsche.

In this actual test, we found that Porsche’s lane maintenance is not to center the vehicle, but to “keep the vehicle from touching the lane line”. If the owner does not maintain control, the vehicle will bounce back and forth between the left and right sides of the lane. Just like a marble, it bounces to the right when it touches the left line, and bounces back to the left when it touches the right line. Moreover, when the vehicle speed exceeds 70 kilometers per hour, the lane recognition will be activated, and if the vehicle speed drops below 60 kilometers per hour, the lane recognition will also be released.

Sound a little dumb? That’s right, and that’s exactly what Porsche wants to express. Their assisted driving is intended to help car owners to ensure safety as much as possible and avoid accidents while driving to their heart’s content. Many technologies on the car are built around this purpose. For example, when switching to Sport mode, the vehicle will turn on the sound effect of the electric sports car. This is not just exaggerated, but allows the owner to feel the current sense of speed through the sound, because the quiet and fast driving characteristics of electric vehicles often make people feel uncomfortable. Driving unconsciously loses the sense of relative speed, and the huge acceleration sound will make driving more vigilant and focused.

In addition, when switching to the hottest Sport+ mode, the dynamic chassis of the Taycan GTS will automatically lower the suspension to provide the most stable body dynamics, and at the same time automatically turn off the air conditioner, allowing the vehicle to squeeze out the ultimate performance.

Enhanced comfort and convenience

In terms of design concept, Porsche’s idea is to make the vehicle super easy to drive, and at the same time it is full of fun and pleasure to drive, so as to reduce the boring feeling of driving. But compared with our first test drive Taycan more than two years ago, Porsche has made a lot of optimizations in terms of comfort and convenience.The Taycan GTS has already been equipped with 4G connectivity as standard. Car owners can remotely obtain vehicle information through the My Porsche mobile app. Don’t worry about being overheated when you get in the car.

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