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Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S Drag Race: clarification

There have been some questions about our Taycan vs Tesla video

Published: 31 Oct 2019
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There have been some questions about the performance figures we posted in our recent Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S video. Time for some clarification.

First things first, we ran the drag race five times and the Porsche won every time by a small but increasing margin with each subsequent race.

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The best figures we recorded for the Taycan Turbo S were:

0-60:       2.61
0-100:     6.12
¼ mile:   10.69s @ 131.6mph

The best figures we recorded for the Tesla Model S Performance were:

0-60:       2.83
0-100:     6.64
¼ mile:   11.23s @ 123.2mph

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The numbers we posted in the video for the Tesla were:

0-60:       2.68
0-100:     6.46
¼ mile:   11.08s @ 124.0mph

These were numbers we recorded in a Model S on a previous occasion. We ran them because these are the best figures we’ve achieved in a Model S to date so we know that’s what the car is capable of.

And just to be clear, the Tesla was in Ludicrous+ mode, the battery was pre-conditioned and both cars had around 85 per cent charge before the first run.

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