Issue is still range/affordability/size class. The interior of the Taycan is Model 3 sized, not Model S. The performance of the base 4S is Model 3 Performance level. The range of the base 4S is probably 25% less. The cost of a Taycan over a M3P is about 100% more.
Now, few, if anyone, are cross shopping a Taycan and an M3P. If you want a Porsche, you want a Porsche. But the same goes for Tesla. If you want a Tesla, you want a Tesla, and based on social media shares, Tesla Model S led the country as the “dream car” pick. Given how many people want Teslas, I sincerely doubt anyone is going to abandon Tesla for something that costs so much more.
Anecdotally, I know 2 guys in other forums who own Model S who put deposits on Taycans; both canceled when Porsche announced pricing. Makes you wonder if that is why Porsche released the lower priced models so soon after.
Last edited by mooseman; 10-20-2019 at 10:36 AM.