We consider we have featured sufficient Tesla drag races to show that the Model 3 is a fast EV, sufficient to match supercars in straight-line matchups. But is it fast sufficient to beat a Porsche Taycan Turbo S?
That’s the query this drag race video from Yiannimize wished to reply, with the house owners of every efficiency EV placing their names on the road. Then once more, we could not assist however discover that this can be a mismatch, contemplating that that is the top-dog Taycan going up in opposition to a lower-level Tesla.
Comparing the numbers, the Model 3 Performance is quite a bit much less highly effective than the Taycan, with the Tesla producing 483 horsepower (360 kilowatts) and 486 pound-feet (659 Newton-meters) of torque. On the opposite hand, the German EV makes 751 hp (560 kW) and 774 lb-ft (1,049 Nm) of torque – an enormous benefit, we reckon.
While the Taycan is far heavier than the Model 3 by 994 kilos (451 kilograms), we thought that the previous’s energy benefit was sufficient to offset the extra meat.
Sure sufficient, that is what transpired within the drag race above. Done on a prepped floor at Santa Pod Raceway within the UK, the Porsche obliterated the Tesla fully in a quarter-mile dash.
That mentioned, we expect the Model S Plaid ought to have been right here to face the Taycan. We’ve seen the most recent Tesla full a prepped floor in underneath 10 seconds, to not point out its present standing because the quickest manufacturing automobile ever. We’ve seen this matchup before, and Porsche ought to actually think about making a worthy rival to the brand new Model S Plaid.
Then once more, going again to the Model 3, contemplating the value distinction between a Model 3 and a Taycan Turbo S, do you suppose the Tesla is a sexy proposition regardless of its loss right here?