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Driven Car Reviews

The New York Times automotive contributor Tom Voelk looks at all things automotive. Driven is the first podcast to ever win an Emmy Award. That and nearly unanimous 5 star reviews are a good sign this is worth your time. Subscribe today!

Mar 22, 2021

Often times, base model cars are a compromise. But the new entry-level version of Porsche’s electric Taycan offers a more intense rear drive dynamic than the all-wheel drive 4S and Turbo models. And with 200 pounds lifted from the front end there’s a lot to like when carving corners. True, it’s not as quick as it’s siblings and the “affordable” price begins at $81,250. But in Frozen Berry paint and Blackberry interior, it’s a conversation starter. Tom Voelk checks out a European spec Performance Battery Plus version with 469 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque.