There's no question the new Taycan is upsetting to Tesla, no matter what Elon Musk says. Hell, just take a look at his angry tweets about how superior the Model S is to Porsche's first electric effort. If it wasn't a big deal, would Elon be so vocal (okay, so he's hard to shut up most of the time). The fact that Porsche has been making premium vehicles for far longer than Tesla's been in existence shows the upstart should feel threatened. Now, we can take a look at how the Taycan is made in a video that will entrance you.
The car is built at Porsche's new Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory that's as cutting-edge as it gets. Instead of the standard and inflexible assembly line we're familiar the Taycan's build uses something called Flexi-Line that uses driverless transport systems (AGVs) for a highly flexible production process that makes specialized customer preferences simpler to install, and the setup it simplifies the factory architecture, as well. You can see for yourself below (try not to be creeped out by the sleeved robot arms in the paint segment).
What occurs in the new setup equates to each Taycan rolling around on tracked carts as robotic arms do their precision dance. The 30-minute video doesn't capture everything (like the interior build), but it shows just how cutting-edge the process is. We'd just like to put this on repeat all day long. We doubt Tesla's process is this exacting.
As you can see, there are humans involved to inspect the Taycan at various points. What's most impressive, however, is the fact that Porsche put together a wholly new process just for the Taycan's production. It means the brand has tooled up for the future, and we know they plan to do more with electrification. Now, let's rewind to that point in the video where the cars dive into a huge pool of what appears to be paint primer.