Chris Harris on... the Porsche Taycan | Top Gear: Series 28

  • On the latest episode of Top Gear, Chris Harris jumped into the brand new Porsche Taycan Turbo S and took the all-electric, 4-wheel drive, 761bhp Stuttgart monster sideways around the Top Gear test track.
    And with our honour-bound commitment to providing sensible consumer advice for the masses, here's Chris explaining how to drift the £138k Taycan Turbo S.
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Kommentteja • 80

  • MrWindmad
    MrWindmad 5 päivää sitten

    Smart thinking, Chris Harris is the most complete automotive journalist…

  • chimical09
    chimical09 14 päivää sitten

    Currently the best electric car !!

  • Andreas Cederqvist
    Andreas Cederqvist 17 päivää sitten

    What an interesting and smart man Chris is. Always informative and always good fun to listen too.

  • Joe Flint
    Joe Flint 17 päivää sitten

    Anyone else get the impression that Chris can't stand that geezer and would rather be anywhere else than there with him 😂😂😂

  • Giovanni Ramirez
    Giovanni Ramirez 19 päivää sitten

    I don't believe that the ICE will be replaced

  • Warrior H
    Warrior H 21 päivä sitten

    This weirdo has lost his mind..
    BMW crap
    ROLLS ROYCE crap
    Vwaudiskodaseat porsche top stuff!??.

  • Gentleman Gamer
    Gentleman Gamer 21 päivä sitten

    I want to see an electric 911

  • forresttm
    forresttm 22 päivää sitten

    I was worried chris may have changed to fit in with top gear. Its good to see he hasnt really.

  • Wayne
    Wayne 23 päivää sitten +1

    Taycan Sport-Turismo. Make it happen.

  • Ram s
    Ram s 24 päivää sitten +1

    Tesla > Porsche

  • kkthxk
    kkthxk 24 päivää sitten

    Petrol engines dont have to be legislated into non existence. Your politicians are hacks and cowards, tell the government to stay out of your lives. The consumer is always right, more choice is the goal, not less.

  • Imleocalm
    Imleocalm 24 päivää sitten

    Climate change is a sham....

  • mrgeorge118
    mrgeorge118 24 päivää sitten

    Crazy that going to top gear literally killed Chris's career before it started

  • adnaanu
    adnaanu 25 päivää sitten

    Chris Harris is a true automotive journalist. I remember when he used to write and review for Autocar back in the day. He had a full head of hair and triangular sideburns

  • jfdrummond
    jfdrummond 25 päivää sitten

    2 tonne boxster and cayman...such a shame

  • joe bloggs
    joe bloggs 25 päivää sitten

    When it comes to Tesla and EV Chris Harris’s thoughts are exactly in line with mine.

  • TLilico90
    TLilico90 26 päivää sitten

    He very nearly went down a truthful rabbit hole there! Electric cars are good for local air quality. As for global resources and environmental impact maybe not so good..

  • HigherPlanes
    HigherPlanes 26 päivää sitten

    wow man awesome interview.

  • Lone Ranger
    Lone Ranger 27 päivää sitten

    I really like Chris Harris, he is a professional knowledgeable motor journalist, who really knows his stuff, he's the only good thing about the new Top Gear. But can the BBC sack that loud mouth thick YOB Paddy McGuiness please, he's not funny and knows absolutely nothing about TV presenting and is NOT a motor journalist and never will be, he should never do a review on a new car like he did on Sunday, he is so full of himself. Peter Kay hold your head in shame for giving that loud mouth YOB his big break on TV! ( The holy trinity will never be betterd ever) Chris Harris should have his own motor show presented on his own, he doesn't need two clowns with him, infact I think it's an insult to Chris, he's forgotten more about being motor journalist than they can ever know!

  • Whitehouse Farm Barn and Caravan Site.

    It’s got less range has no charging network is twice the price and no autopilot. It’s slower too.
    It also has granny’s clock on the dash.
    Anything god? Yes it’s quite bonny.
    Game over!

  • Artistry Artistry
    Artistry Artistry 29 päivää sitten

    Please please PLEASE shut up and let Chris Harris finish any sentence or train of thought he's currently in the middle of. I promise you he is more interesting than you, and no one cares what you have to say relative to what he has to say. I'm sorry, but these are facts.

  • Tom Harrison
    Tom Harrison 29 päivää sitten

    Why wont they pronounce Porsche correctly? Theyre clearly saying it the wrong way on purpose....

  • soundofeighthooves
    soundofeighthooves 29 päivää sitten

    i think Porsche is making a huge mistake going all electric

  • Richard Beck
    Richard Beck 29 päivää sitten

    Chris is a legend. Think it would be fascinating to go for a beer with him and talk cars.

  • Rogue Wave James
    Rogue Wave James Uukausi sitten

    All the R&D that goes into vehicles comes from the vehicle manufacturers themselves and knowing that just tells me that yeah we're at a point where electric is still new and uncharted waters... but man... when it starts taking off, were going to see some insane electric cars in the road and I personally can't wait, I'll always love the roar of a petrol engine, but Electric cars and instant torque are mind blowing in performance. And this is just the beginning.

  • Sarah Michelle
    Sarah Michelle Uukausi sitten

    Theres really no reason for automotive manufactures to stick with petrol engines

  • Matthew B
    Matthew B Uukausi sitten +1

    If Chris Harris wasn’t on Top Gear, I wouldn’t be watching.

  • andrewbrav
    andrewbrav Uukausi sitten

    Let Chris talk.

  • Josh Cullum
    Josh Cullum Uukausi sitten

    Chris shutting down the interviewer 😂

  • BlackWind
    BlackWind Uukausi sitten +2

    This is probably the only car that has me excited about electric cars. And I trust Porsche do it right

  • KEYS
    KEYS Uukausi sitten

    It does way more miles then advertised

  • gert xhika
    gert xhika Uukausi sitten

    Internal combustion engine Cars are dead you Better get used to the idea, at least i would add

  • Mr.Tweezy007
    Mr.Tweezy007 Uukausi sitten

    Top gear = Porsche Bootlickers
    Tesla and Kia evs along with Hyundai Kona RV have solid Range and certainly more than that Taycann. Disappointed that These guys are sold out.

  • robmanueb2
    robmanueb2 Uukausi sitten

    I love it but... reduce the power, reduce the weight, reduce the price and increase the range.

    • robmanueb2
      robmanueb2 28 päivää sitten

      No contradictory at all, those ideas are mutual. If you reduce the weight you will increase the range. There are a number of ways to increase range that don't include increasing the battery size or weight. IE less weight in non essential items like sound absorption materials, smaller stereo, skinnier tires, thinner paint, smaller vehicle, the list is endless.

    • Sebastian Nolte
      Sebastian Nolte 28 päivää sitten

      "Reduce the weight" and "increassen the range" contradicts each other. You need more battery fore more range. And if you want less power than buy the 4S instead of the Turbo S or Turbo.

  • Matthew Litke
    Matthew Litke Uukausi sitten +2

    Europe: Every car must be electric!
    Ford USA: Here’s our new 7.3 liter V8

    • Matthew Litke
      Matthew Litke 25 päivää sitten

      Timothy Vaschu every company will make an electric car but I think Ford will sell more gas or diesel powered vehicles in the US for a while. It will be hard to make a F550 electric

    • Timothy Vaschu
      Timothy Vaschu 25 päivää sitten

      Also Ford: "Here's the Mustang Mach-e"

  • Am Jay
    Am Jay Uukausi sitten

    The only thing I want to hear from the guy NOT named Chris Harris is silence. Nothing more but, maybe less.

  • Florian Haffner
    Florian Haffner Uukausi sitten

    Tesla is for arrogant iPhone fanboys

  • One Issue Voter
    One Issue Voter Uukausi sitten

    Wow, I used to love Chris, but I gotta say this brings him down a notch in my book. For years Top Gear has been nothing but electric-haters as evidenced by the fake news they report about Teslas. They have literally LIED about Teslas over and over. But now Porsche produces an electric car and all of sudden they give it all the credit, forgive it its faults, and fawn all over it. And they still refuse to give Tesla ANY credit! They call this "new technology", but Tesla has been delivering electric cars for 10 years.

  • riboch
    riboch Uukausi sitten +1

    "Teslas are cars for people that don't like cars" so true, although I still think they are impressive machines

  • RWoody1995
    RWoody1995 Uukausi sitten

    One thing I disagree with, the "15000-25000 miles" being an issue thing... yeah some people only do that many but it's not about those few people, it's about the overall effect out of the hundreds of millions of cars that do 1, 2, 300k miles before they reach the scrapheap. 25k miles to offset the production related emissions? that's nothing compared to 200k. even more nothing compared to the 500k miles tesla is expecting their cars to last for eventually.

  • Paul Cavanagh
    Paul Cavanagh Uukausi sitten +2

    where is the lithium coming from?? we already know where fossil fuels come from and what they do once they leave the ground. Lets just stick with the globe destroying fossil fuels method because we don't care to educate ourselves on lithium

    • astronmr20
      astronmr20 23 päivää sitten

      Have you seen a cobalt mine?

  • Frog Rooster
    Frog Rooster Uukausi sitten

    I wish the #BBC would stop giving out stupidity pills to presenters ! Emissions ! It's all about not poisoning everyone in highly populated areas like #London where I'm afraid only the rich live !

  • Eric Cartmenez
    Eric Cartmenez Uukausi sitten

    I strongly dislike electric cars and I'd much rather never own one. I do respect the points Chris is making though.

  • Peter Znidaric
    Peter Znidaric Uukausi sitten

    How the hell do they manage to design a car that looks like crap every time since 1947. They should copy British or Italian design course obviously they can't do it by themselves.

  • Akshat Verma
    Akshat Verma Uukausi sitten

    Chris is a good Clarkson replacement, genuinely good guy. Wish he was not so straightforward with words, unlike Jeremy.

  • John Kisch
    John Kisch Uukausi sitten

    Electric cars are just shit. I would rather drive a golf mk2 gti then this shit. To pay 100 000€ for this shit you must be a big nerd. I got gasoline in my blood. The sound wenn the car hits the rev limiter. Wenn you down shift. Wenn you start it in the winter on -10. Smell of the gasoline inside the car. Priceless

  • SweShooga
    SweShooga Uukausi sitten

    My mates talked about Tesla for 2 minutes when they were supposed to talk about the Taycan.

  • Mike
    Mike Uukausi sitten

    might be the first video that fairly compares both Tesla and the Porsche Taycan

  • burlingame87
    burlingame87 Uukausi sitten

    Taycan exploded in Florida garage.

  • Andre 1,000
    Andre 1,000 Uukausi sitten

    "Teslas are obviously cars for people who don't like cars." LOL!

  • Un Known
    Un Known Uukausi sitten

    Guy speaking too Chris Harris thinks he knows it all telling Chris Porsche are going all electric love how Chris knocks him back he’s been doing this car stuff for many many years and the guy speaking too him doesn’t know shit get rid of him

  • Tiktok Toyatoya
    Tiktok Toyatoya Uukausi sitten

    Nissan leaf 62kwh has 384km range, dumb duck

  • Tiktok Toyatoya
    Tiktok Toyatoya Uukausi sitten

    why is he giving opinions like this? The only thing missing is a barber shop setup

  • Forrest Slater
    Forrest Slater Uukausi sitten

    so the Taycan is the new R34 GTR? kewl

  • Dieter Zerressen
    Dieter Zerressen Uukausi sitten

    meh. The Taycan gets way less range, can't seat anyone in the back, has almost no trunk(s) and no supercharger network and he complains about the Tesla being "less quality" at half the price? I'm sorry, he's out to lunch. Drifting is not a thing for street legal driving.

  • Gadgety
    Gadgety Uukausi sitten

    05:51 "I'm just going to stop you there because we're getting dangerously close to being informative." So, how's that a problem?

    • Vertex
      Vertex Uukausi sitten +1

      It’s sarcasm

  • Hrvoje Jurković
    Hrvoje Jurković Uukausi sitten

    What is this taycan color? It doesn't seem like standard blue they are offering. Maybe it's just the video color grading. Looks amazing!

  • Paul Lockwood
    Paul Lockwood Uukausi sitten

    His comments are absolutely bang on. So true re: Tesla.

  • Yerrie
    Yerrie Uukausi sitten

    the Porsche is just as useless as the Leaf and they admit it but don't wanna say it.

  • harry
    harry Uukausi sitten +1

    That was the goal, to accelerate (pun intended) sustainable cars. If Tesla's not your cup of tea, so be it.

  • Hansiddh Thakur
    Hansiddh Thakur Uukausi sitten

    Chris makes a very good point. Electric cars are not eco friendly at all in the present.

  • Gluca069 Just___it
    Gluca069 Just___it Uukausi sitten

    In the best case, it is wishful thinking.

  • Rick Hutton
    Rick Hutton Uukausi sitten

    Wow, he just summed up Tesla perfectly

  • jaspwetering
    jaspwetering Uukausi sitten

    Came here to say Chris Harris is just plain good at his job, pretty much what everyone is saying. Glad he was given Top Gear to do his thing.

  • Steve D
    Steve D Uukausi sitten

    When the little brown man speaks I immediately stop what I’m doing and listen.
    Harris For PM

  • Farmer Jae
    Farmer Jae Uukausi sitten

    I love when Chris talks around a non automotive person lol

  • smokemeakippr
    smokemeakippr Uukausi sitten

    Dont bother with top gear anymore. Just fast forward all the dicking about to the one bloody review then turn it off. Car bloody wow is miles better.

  • Alexandr Kovalenko
    Alexandr Kovalenko Uukausi sitten

    Who are these guys? Why there is Clarkson, May and Hammond?

  • Benjamin M
    Benjamin M Uukausi sitten

    I fully support your views Chris and I believe many of us feel the same way about the current politics of the future of automobiles. Thank you for doing your best to tell us just enough to bring us back to reality before being hushed up by all the self appointed captain planets of the world drunk on the same coolaid and dancing to the tune of an enviromentally friendly Smurf jig. Makes me sick that we live in times where political correctness and agendas outweigh personal views, reality and sanity. This coming from someone who makes ones living from renewable energy solutions for the future.

  • Rolando Loeb
    Rolando Loeb Uukausi sitten

    just talk, no action, wth they think, people still watching like before

  • colin5577
    colin5577 Uukausi sitten

    I was wondering how Chris had managed to criticise a Tesla without attracting Musk’s roving legion of clueless fanboys, but this vid is only a couple of days old. Sigh. Tesla isn’t in the title, I guess, but it won’t be long. They’ll be along in a moment.

  • Imanuel
    Imanuel Uukausi sitten

    "Teslas are cars for people who don't like cars".. I don't know, correct me if I'm wrong but Jay Leno seems to fit "people who likes cars"... Not sure if owning 286 of them, and running a show on cars fits the category. What's his daily driver you ask? A tesla p100D. Top gear has found long ago, it's profitable to cater to the gear heads, and old timer brand loyalists.

  • Dir ty
    Dir ty Uukausi sitten

    5:48 Greta to Chris Harris: "hOw DaRe U"

  • Sandy Pants Bear
    Sandy Pants Bear Uukausi sitten +4

    Badly informed about lithium, range, charging and pricing.

  • Kuya Arbee
    Kuya Arbee Uukausi sitten

    Facts Chris Harris is right! You don’t need that much power for everyday driving! I can’t imagine all the people in the Tesla roadster coming up getting into huge accidents’ remember your car is only as good as the tires it’s on! Always check your tires

  • nowtleft2
    nowtleft2 Uukausi sitten

    When a car made by Porche is worse on most levels than an 8 year old Tesla it really shows it up for the overpriced and out of date piece of junk there is. Oh and it doesn’t have a charging network. Chris, do some homework please! I’ve actually never heard such a packet of lies about emissions!
    This is the BBC with its anti everything propaganda! I used to respect Chris Harris but it’s obvious he hasn’t got a fricking clue!

    • Sebastian Nolte
      Sebastian Nolte 28 päivää sitten

      How is it "worse on most levels"? Only Tesla fans (and especially those who probably has never driven the Taycan) say things like that. Because they pick out the things where Tesla is better and ignore the rest. And when you say "8 year old Tesla" then I hope you really mean that. So that you say a Tesla Model S 85 from 2012 is better (and not a current 2020 Raven model).

  • Career Use
    Career Use Uukausi sitten

    Says who? Who is this dude to tell us what people like about cars. They are competing for 2nd place right now. Good luck with battery production 🔋

  • Ubergroover Rex
    Ubergroover Rex Uukausi sitten

    I'm afraid Chris you've just lifted the hem of your skirt and your bias is showing. Emissions? The UK is mostly powered by renewables these days and as another poster has said here, the Porsche factory is either CO2 neutral or close to it. All OEM's are going to have to sharpen up their act as provenance becomes a marketing point so Chris needs to get this argument on this straight. Similarly bleating on about: "Where's the lithium gonna come from?" Er... tech exists now to take it out of seawater where it is abundant. Cobalt is being engineered out of batteries. Battery tech is heading towards total recyclability. Etc etc. Chuntering on about "soul" reveals nothing but chopped logic and selective reasoning when you compare an Austin Healey for example with a modern 911. It's fine to say you love them, but don't deceive yourself Chris because.... brmmmm brmmmm... I'm sure as EV's get slicker all round they'll be able to add any noise you want mate. And also if you want to they could engineer random mechanical problems that mean your car gets towed away for the "old time lolz".

  • Samuel Shevels
    Samuel Shevels Uukausi sitten

    What a shit show zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Accelerator Magazine
    Accelerator Magazine Uukausi sitten

    In not too many years disposing of electric car batteries will be like getting rid of nuclear waste. From first responder point if view, not enough training going on to deal with electric vehicles involved in crashes. No one even keeping stats on injuries to passengers, firemen, police, medics, etc. not even knowing the dangers. It's a whole different ballgame. On regular vehicles: check for fuel leaks, cut battery cable, tend to the injured. EV's can still kill ya, sometimes silently, if you don't know the dangers. I'm not against the technology but manufacturers need to spend some time and money on educating the owners and first responders. You do NOT want to be close when water from firehose contacts busted batteries. Kinda like Back to the Future without the future. Drive smart. L8r.