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From the Editor…
UP FRONT… The Taycan deserves our attention for now, as does any Porsche, future, past or present in a Porsche centric title
Another month, another Taycan drive. You may be forgiven for thinking that 911 & Porsche World is fast becoming 911 & Electric Porsche World. It’s not, obviously. In fact this year just a tiny percentage of the monthly content has been given over to Porsche’s electric future. And it’s not just Porsche’s future, it’s the future of the motor industry as a whole.
For some the Taycan is about as welcome as the Cayenne was nearly 20-years ago, when that was first mooted and then went into production. We covered that in 911&PW in some detail too because, after all, we are a magazine that’s about Porsches in all forms and formats, future, past and present. I don’t doubt that Editor at the time, Chris Horton, questioned whether the Cayenne was really a 911&PW machine. But like Porsche, he knew it was going to be taking the company into a different market, and was a significant and bold move for its future that deserved our coverage, just as the Taycan does now.
For some the Taycan is as welcome as the Cayenne was nearly 20-years ago
We don’t do much with the Cayenne these days, largely because the reader demand isn’t there. The same may apply to the Taycan in the future. Indeed, enthusiast title that we are, we may turn our back on the whole electric car thing altogether, deeming it as incompatible with the real definition of a sports car and seek refuge in Porsche’s cosy back catalogue, content to drive our combustible Porsches to the pub on a Sunday lunchtime, or the early morning car and coffee meet for owners of semi-illicit fuel burners. In time we will become like those folk who sit alongside their static engines at country fairs, chugging away. That’s the engines, not them…