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Tesla Model S Drag Races 2020 Porsche Taycan On Wet Airstrip

Even though it’s smaller than the Model S, the Taycan sure weighs a lot for a mid-sized electric vehicle. The question is, is the Tesla up there with the Porsche?
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Vox Automobili from Germany had this curiosity as well, and oh look, the Model S P100D and Taycan Turbo S are lined up on an airstrip all geared up for a drag race. For some reason or another, the Tesla accelerates quicker off the line in wet conditions. Midway through the quarter-mile, the Porsche gets side by side then edges ahead to take the win.

Vox Automobili then benchmarked the two electric sedans in the moose test, with the Model S P100D topping 90 km/h (55.9 mph) without hitting the cones. The Taycan Turbo S levels up to 97 km/h (60.2 mph), going to show that Stuttgart came up with a proper Porsche, through and through.

The big question is, how would the Taycan Turbo S stack up against the Model S Performance “Raven” on the blacktop in ideal conditions? If you were wondering, Raven is the update that includes fully adaptive suspension, more torque, more ponies, and permanent magnet reluctance motors like the ones found in the Model 3 Performance. The answer will have to wait, but not for long given the immense interest of the Tesla community.

It’s also worth highlighting that Plaid is coming in 2020 for the 2021 model year, a serious update to the drivetrain of the Model S Performance with not two but three electric motors. Much like the second generation of the Roadster, this layout is expected to wow everyone out there.

The amount of horsepower is estimated in the low 800s, and there’s also a rumor about the battery leveling up from 100 to 130 kWh. Tesla lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes 20 seconds with a prototype of the Plaid-rated Model S Performance complete with the seven-seat option.

That’s quite an achievement if you remember the 7 minutes and 42 seconds Porsche delivered with all-electric propulsion. But then again, a series-production car is extremely different from a prototype with super-sticky wheels and heaven knows what other non-production mods.

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