Watch as Kazunori Yamauchi and Igor Fraga Drive the Porsche Taycan Around Monaco

Gran Turismo Series 20 December 31, 2019 by

The latest Gran Turismo Carpool video has just been released, and it features two of the biggest names in Gran Turismo.

Series founder Kazunori Yamauchi and multiple world champion Igor Fraga went out for a drive during the recent Monaco World Final event. The duo took to the streets of Monaco, driving part of the Grand Prix circuit, in the brand new Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

Both enjoyed some seat time in the new EV, which is also in GT Sport, exchanging their thoughts on how the car looks, feels, and sounds on the public road. Very few people have had the chance to drive the Taycan, and this example was from Porsche AG’s own press fleet.

Yamauchi explains some of the technical aspects of the Taycan, including the two-speed transmission on the rear axle. He also makes note of the car’s torque vectoring system, which distributes torque to each wheel independently, stating that GT Sport also simulates this system. Both admire the car’s interior design, and remark on the braking feel of the Taycan as compared to a combustion-engined car.

Although some of the Monaco street circuit is currently inaccessible due to building works, the pair — who also drove together in this year’s Mille Miglia — do get to experience much of the iconic track, noting how severe some of the inclines are in real life.

You can watch their thoughts on the car, the virtual version of it, and the circuit in the nine-minute video below.

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