Configurator updates bring complexity to spec process.
Just a day after the unveiling of the new Porsche Taycan, the Zuffenhausen-based company has launched its online configurator for the all-electric sports sedan. As expected, this signals the start of the exciting process of customizing the vehicle with the various options and creating the most luxurious and expensive model imaginable.
We have opted for the Taycan Turbo S, which boasts a base cost of $210,995 before customization choices. A total of 15 possible paint finishes are on offer, with 12 of those being at no additional expense. The color spectrum ranges from traditional tones such as White and Black to more exhilarating shades like Frozen Berry Metallic, Provence, Frozen Blue Metallic, and Carmine Red.
At a price of $2,850, customers have the option to select from the ‘Legends’ lineup of paint shades, including Oak Green Metallic Neo, Shade Green Metallic, and Chalk. In the event that none of these options catch your eye, you could always opt for a color from the extensive Paint to Sample collection for an additional cost of $13,150, or splurge on the Paint to Sample Plus options for $30,020.
Turning our attention to the wheels, there are solely three choices offered. The standard option is the 21-inch Aero Design wheels, however, for an extra $600, customers can opt for either the RS Spyder Design or Mission E Design alloys. Interestingly, the Macan EV offers more wheel options compared to its racier counterpart, the Taycan Turbo. For an additional cost of $1,290, Porsche will give your wheels a custom paint job in various finishes, and for $630, you can upgrade to performance summer tires.
Porsche offers a wide selection of visual upgrades for their clientele to enhance the exterior appearance of their vehicles. For instance, the window borders can be coated in carbon fiber, silver, or high gloss black. A Sport Design package (priced at $3,090) includes Turbonite modifications exclusively available for Turbo models, as well as custom decal sets (costing $1,030). However, it’s the minute intricacies that truly set Porsche apart from its competitors; customers even have the option to alter the color of the model emblem on the back panel.
The updated Taycan boasts a revamped interior, featuring the 18-way power-adjustable Adaptive Sports Seats with Comfort Memory as the default option. However, for no extra fee, these can be substituted with 14-way Comfort Seats. Next, you’ll need to decide on the type and shade of upholstery.
If you want to play it safe, you can choose the traditional leather interior. There are eight different color options available, but selecting four of them will add an extra cost of $570. For those looking for a more luxurious vibe, they may not mind spending $3,010 for the Olea Club Leather Interior in Basalt Black/Atacama Beige. This is part of the Club Leather range, which also offers two other options at a slightly lower price of $2,450.
For those who are not fans of leather, Porsche offers a selection of non-leather options. These choices include black or grey upholstery with a sporty houndstooth center pattern that exudes a retro vibe. Not only does it look fantastic, but it also comes at no additional cost.
Additional choices for the interior include ventilated front seats that cost $580, a desirable Massage Seat Function along with ventilated seats at a price of $1,180, and 2+1 seating in the rear for an additional $480. The most high-priced option is the Premium Package, coming in at $4,980. This extravagant package boasts a range of luxurious elements such as soft-close doors, an ionizer, a head-up display, and ventilated front seats.
Nonetheless, when considering a vehicle with a price tag surpassing $200,000, it is reasonable to presume that features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and a Surround View camera equipped with Active Parking Support would come as standard. While there are numerous choices available, one particularly notable option for its value is the Porsche Active Ride chassis control system, priced at $7,140.
Unleash your inner indulgence and explore the vast array of choices, but be prepared for a jaw-dropping total of over $305,000. While we understand that no one would likely choose to customize their Taycan to this extreme (seriously, who needs leather cupholders?), it’s shocking to imagine the cost of a fully-loaded Turbo S.