Pro Racer Reviews the 750-Horsepower Porsche Taycan Turbo S...Like a Pro
This review of the Taycan Turbo S has all the relevant info about the EVby Tudor Rus, on
We’re going to see a lot of EV wars happening in the years to come, but for the moment, the Porsche Taycan takes the all-electric sports car cake.
In all honesty, we weren’t expecting any less from Porsche, a brand whose name and history are strongly tied to the world of motorsports. So, what happens when a professional race driver reviews the Taycan? The answer is a 15-minute video that will show you just how good the German super-sedan really is.
The ability to impress pro drivers says a lot about a car’s character
Taycan reviews have been popping up online in large numbers over the past year. All the heavyweights in car journalism had a stab at Porsche’s all-electric sports car, but in case you were wondering what a pro driver has to say about the Taycan, then you’ve come to the right place.
Andy Pilgrim is a five-time championship winning race driver. He was also a factory driver for the likes of Chevrolet, Cadillac, Pontiac, BMW, and Porsche. So his experience and background pretty much guarantee that his take on the Taycan will be of a different perspective than all we’ve seen before.
In a recent stint with Automobile Magazine, Andy took the wheel of a 2020 Taycan Turbo S and put it through its paces in a series of tests, including a track run on the NCM Motorsports Park.
That’s where the Taycan’s acceleration was described by Andy as “brutal” and that’s where the Taycan reached a straight-line top speed of 159 mph, just two mph shy of the top speed limit stated by Porsche.
On top of that, the Taycan Turbo S was also drag raced and it managed to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.45 seconds. Oh, and it ran the quarter-mile in 10.40 seconds @ 133 mph.
As usual, we won’t spoil the fun of actually watching the video, not since there’s a lot of nicely laid out information to take in from it.
|Weight-to power ratio||6.8 lb/hp|
|Battery capacity||94 kWh|
|EPA range||192 mi|
|0-60 mph||2.4 s|
|Top speed||161 mph|
|Curb weight||5,109 lb|