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Porsche Taycan is brand’s best-selling non-SUV model

The Taycan’s performing pretty well so far, but it still needs to hunt down Tesla.


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Porsche wanted to take the fight directly to Tesla’s Model S when it launched the Taycan electric sedan. While it’s not close to actually dethroning the Tesla in the sales race, it is Porsche’s best-selling model that isn’t an SUV.

In the brand’s third-quarter sales report, Porsche said it sold 1,858 Taycan sedans. That’s more than the 911, which found 1,567 homes last quarter, and more than the 718 range or Panamera. The 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster duo sold 1,084 units, while Porsche moved 1,064 Panameras. The fact the Taycan outsold the Panamera, which you can sort of consider as the electric sedan’s gasoline-powered cousin, is pretty impressive.

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REVIEW: The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S combines power and style

  • I spent a day testing the updated Porsche Panamera, in Turbo S trim. It’s the best Panamera I’ve ever driven.
  • My 2021 model year car had a 620-horsepower, twin-turbo V8 under the hood.
  • The interior combined sporty minimalist with effortless luxury — and some surprisingly decent cargo capacity.
  • Porsche is absolutely killing it with all its redesigned and revamped models, so I shouldn’t have been too shocked.
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I’ve never been what you might call a Porsche Panameraista. A 911-ista, to be sure. A Cayenneista, most definitely. More recently, even a Spyderista. But the Panamera has always been my least favorite Porsche, taking a back seat to even the Macan SUV.

I’m especially ambivalent about the V8-powered Pana: I’d rather have the six-banger, which has always felt lighter in my hands. Still, I approached the 2021 Panamera Turbo S — the mightiest sedan in

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