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2020 Porsche Taycan crushes its EPA range in our exclusive test
03 February, 2020 Shane Michael
2020 Porsche Taycan crushes its EPA range in our exclusive test

A nondescript white van rolls up beside my blue 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo as I sit at a red light on the Pacific Coast Highway near Huntington Beach, Calif. The driver rolls down his window, gives a hearty thumbs up, and makes it clear via additional hand signals that he wants to see me stand on it. His grinning passenger leans forward and seconds the motion with an enthusiastic nod.

I roll down my own window. “Sorry, but I’m in the middle of a range test.”

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur has 90 customization options for the Taycan
03 February, 2020 Shane Michael
Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur has 90 customization options for the Taycan

The Porsche Taycan changed Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The specialty shop's factory space in Zuffenhausen was expanded by about 33%, and the entire operation was optimized to create more efficient workflow. The roughly 21,528-sq-ft space now has four new lifting platform stations, more storage space, and a direct line to the finished vehicle loading station. This, all to align with the launch of the Taycan, and the upgraded level of customization it brings with it.

Porsche has at least 90 customization options available on the battery-electric four-door sports car. Three sports packages are available, each of which gives the Taycan a slightly different look. The packages are differentiated, Porsche says, by the "inlays in the lower front apron, in the sill panels, and in the side fins of the diffuser." In the photos shown here, the Taycan has a larger aero piece beneath the headlights than previously seen models and an overall more sculpted front fascia. Depending on what package the customer chooses, the side fins are painted to the body color or left as carbon.