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What does the concept of a Porsche Turbo mean to you? For me, it’s about nailing the throttle and experiencing acceleration so mind-bending that I can’t breathe. Turbo pins you back in your seat, scrambles your synapses, makes you laugh while you cry. You gasp for air because the intakes have removed all oxygen from the atmosphere. Turbo plays with your emotions so thoroughly that spending $50,000 over an S trim on a 911 or Cayenne seems totally justifiable.

Nobody knows this better than Porsche itself, which has recently defied all conventional logic by affixing this storied moniker to the decidedly not-turbocharged Taycan electric vehicle. And in doing so, Porsche is reminding us

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