Here's why the Porsche Taycan is the Most important car of 2019
Whether or not you agree with that statement, you can't deny that the Taycan is incredibly significant. More than ever, electric cars are sweeping the world. Automakers are fully dedicating themselves to switching full-electric power. Most recently, Cadillac said they want to become fully electric by 2030, and Ferrari is switching in 2025. Not to mention the car brands that are already fully electric, such as Rivian and Tesla.
So many automakers are pouring billions of dollars into making electric cars, but yet, none of them are even slightly bothering the reigning king: Tesla. I'll tell you what, I don't hear people talking about how the Nissan Leaf is rad, just like nobody is going out of their way to talk about the MX-30. On the contrary, I bet you've heard a million people talking about the new Cybertruck in one way or the other. Even the guy who says his favorite car is "that fast red Ferrari" knows about the Cybertruck.
And right about this time where the Porsche Taycan comes into play. When the Taycan came out, the internet had an absolute meltdown, but most importantly, an automaker finally was able to put some pressure on Tesla. As proof, Elon Musk went after Top Gear (again) after seeing the Porsche Taycan Turbo S beat the Model S P100D.
And here's the thing, the Taycan isn't just a distraction to Tesla: it's leaving a mark. As a matter of fact, people all around would rather have the Taycan over the Tesla Model S P100D. And that's exactly why the Taycan is the most important car of the year, and yes, perhaps the decade.
And for those of you who disagree, here me out. Sure, you might deem the Cybertruck as the most important car of the year, and I respect that. But as soon as another truck will be able to top the Cybertruck, that truck will, in my mind, instantly become much more important. Tesla sets the bar for electric cars, and if you're able to exceed Tesla's bar, Tesla finally has competition. That's exactly what Porsche did: they set the fastest lap time around the Nuremberg for 4-door sedans. More importantly, the Taycan stole Tesla's spotlight, and it's the only car that has been able to do that thus far.
I fully understand that is is a bold statement, so I invite you to challenge me in the comments. And while you're at it, check out the poll!