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Do You Think The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Can Take Down The Taycan?

The Taycan has more powerful and has all the torque from the start, but it weighs almost 2,000 pounds more than the GT2 RS

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Daniel Abt uploaded a video of two Porsches going up against each other on a drag strip. On one corner, there was the Porsche GT2 RS, and on the other, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The way drag races between internal combustion-engined cars and electric vehicles go these days, the initial assumption is that the Taycan will win. But this is as close as it can get. The Taycan is powerful, but also a lot heavier. The GT2 RS is lighter, but not as powerful as its electric sibling. Which car have you got your money on?

The Taycan Has More Power, But It Is Also A Lot Heavier

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The Porsche GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder, twin-turbo engine. It cranks out 700 horses and 553 pound-feet of twist. It is also mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S, on the other hand, draws power from a dual-motor setup that makes 761 horses and 774 pound-feet of torque.

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The power advantage of the Taycan is almost nullified by the massive weight difference between the two. The Taycan Turbo S weighs in at 5,225 pounds, which makes it 1,984 pounds heavier than the 3,241-pounds GT2 RS! The 0-60 mph times are almost identical. The GT2 RS takes 2.7 seconds to 60 mph under the best circumstances, whereas the Taycan Turbo S is 0.1 seconds quicker with a 2.6-second time. But, we saw the GT2 RS take 3.4 seconds in its best time on the same strip not too long ago.

This Race Was Quite Close

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Thanks to all that instantaneous torque, the Taycan Turbo S went past the GT2 RS like a rocket. But, by the end of the quarter-mile, the GT2 RS had caught up with the EV. In the end, the Taycan managed to beat the GT2 RS by the nose and was only 0.3 seconds quicker. The Taycan took just 2.67 seconds to touch 62 mph from rest and recorded at a top speed of 156.5 mph. The Taycan touched the finish line in 10.34 seconds whereas the GT2 RS took 10.67 seconds. The latter sprinted to 62 mph in 3.26 seconds. It recorded a top speed of 170 mph.

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In the second run, the Taycan again got a pretty good start, taking just 2.71 seconds to 62 mph. The quarter-mile distance was completed in 10.36 seconds. It recorded a trap speed of 156.3 mph. The GT2 RS recorded quarter-mile distance in 10.53 seconds and half-mile in 16.18 seconds, 0.25 seconds quicker than the Taycan. The 0-62 mph sprint was quicker this time – 3.12 seconds – and the car recorded a top speed of 171.1 mph. The rolling race was from 40 mph, and here, the Taycan went ahead for a fraction of a second before the GT2 RS just zoomed past it and kept the lead right until the finish line. Phew!

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The Porsche GT2 RS is powered by a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder, twin-turbo engine. It cranks out 700 horses and 553 pound-feet of twist

You don’t see internal combustion-engined cars dominate powerful EVs on a drag strip too often these days. But, this was a fresh breath of air and we’d like to see the GT2 RS go up against other EVs also in the future.

You can watch the video below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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