2020 Porsche Taycan vs. 2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Porsche Taycan are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Rolls-Royce Ghost doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Taycan has standard Warn and Brake Assist, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Ghost offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Taycan has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Ghost doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Taycan’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Ghost doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

Both the Taycan and the Ghost have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available night vision systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

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The Taycan’s corrosion warranty is 8 years longer than the Ghost’s (12 vs. 4 years).

There are over 5 times as many Porsche dealers as there are Rolls-Royce dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Taycan’s warranty.

Engine

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The Taycan has more powerful engines than the Ghost:

Horsepower

Torque

Taycan Turbo electric motors

670 HP

626 lbs.-ft.

Taycan Turbo S electric motors

750 HP

774 lbs.-ft.

Ghost 6.6 turbo V12

563 HP

605 lbs.-ft.

Ghost Black Badge 6.6 turbo V12

603 HP

620 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the Taycan Turbo S is faster than the Rolls-Royce Ghost (base engine):

Taycan

Ghost

Zero to 30 MPH

.9 sec

1.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

2.4 sec

4.7 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

6 sec

10.3 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

2.9 sec

5 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

1.1 sec

2.5 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

1.6 sec

3.1 sec

Quarter Mile

10.5 sec

13 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

130 MPH

113 MPH

Top Speed

162 MPH

154 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Taycan gets better fuel mileage than the Ghost:

MPGe

Taycan

4S Perf. Electric Motors

68 city/71 hwy

Turbo Electric Motors

68 city/71 hwy

Turbo S Electric Motors

67 city/68 hwy

Ghost

MPG

6.6 turbo V12

12 city/18 hwy

Regenerative brakes improve the Taycan’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Ghost doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Porsche Taycan higher (10 out of 10) than the Rolls-Royce Ghost (3). This means the Taycan produces up to 36.3 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Ghost every 15,000 miles.

Transmission

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The Taycan’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Ghost doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Taycan Turbo S’ front brake rotors are larger than those on the Ghost:

Taycan Turbo S

Ghost

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

16.1 inches

Rear Rotors

16.1 inches

15.8 inches

The Taycan offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Ghost doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The Taycan stops shorter than the Ghost:

Taycan

Ghost

70 to 0 MPH

155 feet

164 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

107 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Taycan’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Ghost (F:265/35R21 & R:305/30R21 vs. F:255/40R21 & R:285/35R21).

The Taycan 4S’ standard 275/45R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Ghost’s standard 50 series tires. The Taycan’s optional 265/35R21 front and 305/30R21 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the Ghost’s 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Taycan is 3.1 inches wider in the front and .4 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Ghost.

The Taycan Turbo S handles at 1.02 G’s, while the Ghost pulls only .84 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Taycan Turbo S executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.7 seconds quicker than the Ghost (23.6 seconds @ .87 average G’s vs. 26.3 seconds @ .72 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Taycan’s turning circle is 7.3 feet tighter than the Ghost’s (36.7 feet vs. 44 feet). The Taycan’s turning circle is 9.2 feet tighter than the Ghost Extended Wheelbase’s (36.7 feet vs. 45.9 feet).

Chassis

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The Porsche Taycan may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 600 pounds less than the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

The Taycan is 1 foot, 7.4 inches shorter than the Ghost, making the Taycan easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the Taycan uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Ghost doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Taycan Turbo S is quieter than the Ghost:

Taycan

Ghost

At idle

35 dB

40 dB

Full-Throttle

70 dB

75 dB

70 MPH Cruising

65 dB

65 dB

Cargo Capacity

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The Taycan’s available rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Ghost doesn’t offer folding rear seats.

Ergonomics

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The Taycan has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Ghost doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

On extremely cold winter days, the Taycan’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Ghost doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

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