Originally published on X Auto.
by Iqtidar Ali | @IqtidarAlii
The Porsche Taycan might not be giving Tesla a tough time in the technological advancement or self-driving arena, but when it comes to the numbers some drivers value so much, it is giving Tesla a challenge with every passing day.
In the following video, we can see the Tesla Model S P100D lose to the Porsche Taycan Turbo S in terms of reaching 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) and up to 0–250 km/h, where the Taycan truly shines. It takes the Taycan significantly less time to reach 250 km/h than the Model S (for results, see the following table).
Last weekend, the Model S P100D lost to the Taycan Turbo S in a drag race and handling test, and now we have some interesting results that demonstrate the Taycan is proving to be an ultimate driver’s electric sports car.
The 0–250 km/h top speed attempt was made on a 2017 Tesla Model S P100D, which was missing this year’s “Raven drivetrain” and the new “adaptive air suspension.” Further, the initial time of 2.8 secs for 0–100 km/h for the Model S is a bit low — might be because of the driver.
But in the long run, Tesla Model S’s 22.53 seconds to reach 250 km/h is a staggering 9 secs more than the Taycan Turbo S.
Porsche has really put together this car as a true sports car — reaching 250 km/h in 13.52 secs is blazing fast. This is the performance Porsche is charging $180,000 for the Taycan Turbo S.
Although Porsche has listed the official top speed of the Taycan Turbo S as 259 km/h (161 mph), we can witness that the car reached 260 km/h with ease. Kudos to Porsche for being so conservative when it comes to performance numbers.
For these reasons Tesla felt the urgent need to introduce the Tri-Motor Plaid Model S and it’s currently being tested again at the Nürburgring. The right decision at the right time, Tesla — Porsche is stealing the show.
The following two videos were used in the above comparison compilation and to derive results.
*It is important to remember that 0–100 km/h is not equal to 0–60 mph. The Tesla Model S P100D’s 2.5 sec time is for 0–60 mph, which is actually 96.56 km/h. Porsche officially does not list 0–60 mph numbers, while Tesla does not list 0–100 km/h numbers. I think they both should to clarify confusions.
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