A Neptune Blue example of the Taycan Turbo S joined the tour group for a day of the world-famous tarmac rally event.
Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia driver Nick McBride (Porsche Centre Melbourne) and Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge young gun Courtney Prince (Sonic) shared driving duties.
For McBride, it was his first drive of the Taycan:
"It was an unbelievable experience. My first time in a Targa, the adrenaline that ran through my body on that first stage was unbelievable. It was also my first experience in the Taycan. It truly drove like a Porsche. It was just amazing the way it performs and also with all that torque of the electric engine, as soon as you put your foot down, especially as a passenger when Courtney was driving, your head just went back against the headrest."
„The balance of the car was really stable throughout the stages. The great thing about Porsche is they always challenge you and tell you to drive the cars for the way the’ve been designed. It’s just an overall incredible event."
Prince was also surprised by the performance and capability of the Taycan, as well as the comraderie of the Porsche Tour group, consisting of over 80 Porsche owners and enthusiasts from around Australia.
„It was so great to be able to drive an electric car around here. In the different stages it handled really well. The brakes, I was really surprised. A lot of power, when you put your foot down you get pressed back in your seat and doing luanch control, it really gets you,“ said Prince.
„Targa is such a great event for people to take out their Porsche and give it a go on some of the rally roads.It’s a great experience for everyone. It’s definetely something to put on your bucket list.“
For more information on the Porsche Targa Tasmania Tour visit: https://porscheevents.com.au/Tasmania
Porsche Cars Australia sends its condolences to the families of three Competition class competitors who lost their lives during this year’s event.