The Porsche Taycan Turbo S, the Tesla Model S Plaid’s chief rival, also couldn’t beat it on the drag stripby Sidd Dhimaan, on
No matter how many times we see the Tesla Model S Plaid crush its competitors, we still can’t have enough of it. While most of its rivals lose within the first couple of seconds of a drag race, there are some which show grit and determination. One of them is the Porsche Taycan Turbo S – the best EV model that Porsche has to offer. But, I’m afraid, even that isn’t much of a competition.
Did The Porsche Lose Bad?
The Model S Plaid comes with a tri-motor setup that generates 1,020 horses combined.
It can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 1.99 seconds according to Tesla and run the quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds at 155 mph. But, an enthusiast has already done it in 9.081 seconds. Top speed is rated at 200 mph.
The Taycan Turbo S, on the other hand, makes 616 horses and 774 pound-feet of torque in the standard conditions from its dual-motor setup, and up to 750 horses in Overboost Power with Launch Control.
It can sprint to 60 mph from rest in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 161 mph.
The Model S Plaid and the Taycan Turbo S raced against each other just once. You can see the Taycan Turbo S get a better start off the line, but at around 100 mph, the Plaid manages to get past it. The result showed that the Tesla finished the quarter-mile in 9.39 seconds at 151 mph, whereas the Taycan Turbo S completed in 10.63 seconds at 126 mph.
Tesla recently broke the Taycan Turbo’s two-year Nurburgring record by 12 seconds! It looks like Porsche will retaliate with the Taycan Turbo S, but after seeing this, we’re not sure it can break the record.
So far, only the Rimac Nevera and a remote control car (you read that right!) have managed to take it down – the Nevera more comprehensively. Can you think of any other present or upcoming EV which can stop this dominance? How about Lucid Air? Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comments section below.