In September 2019, the legendary German manufacturer Porsche introduced the world to its first sports car with electric motor — Taycan. Journalists and bloggers immediately called him the strongest competitor to Tesla, in justifying his opinion the fact that German companies are much more experience and money to build good cars. We did not agree with the majority opinion and special material about the Porsche Taycan mentioned that no matter how much money was not the company, it lacks experience in the creation of electric cars, which over the years Tesla gained the roof. It seems we were right, because recently the Tesla Model S drove the famous track in Nurburgring faster than the Porsche Taycan.
The nürburgring Motorsport race track located in Germany, near the village of nürburg. It was built back in 1927 and currently is the venue for circuit racing such as DTM and GP2. Lap length with 15 turns is more than 5 miles — for racers and their cars this is truly a challenge, requiring maximum concentration. Not only that, they need to gain the highest speed, so also need to fit neatly in tight corners.
Tesla Model S or a Porsche Taycan — who is more powerful?
Recently at this track was a journalist of the magazine Auto Motor and became an observer rather interesting spectacle. He witnessed the arrival of the electric car Tesla Model S with the model number P100D+. At the moment this car is not available for purchase, so he is the prototype of the soon to be released in 2020 modifications with improved performance.
It is expected that the Tesla Model S P100D+ get power plant, “Plaid” with three engines supplying capacity of more than 772 horsepower. In the future this plant will be part of the improved versions of the Tesla Model X, and Tesla Roadster supercar. To make improvement in three motors in cars Tesla Model 3 and Model Y the company is not planning.
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Comparing the speed of a Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan
In addition, a prototype of improved Tesla Model S was equipped with extended wheel arches, modified body panels, a retuned under high-riding chassis and spoiler. Thanks to all this, the Tesla Model S broke a 5-kilometer track nürburgring in 7 minutes and 23 seconds. Porsche Taycan at the time, overcame the same track in 7 minutes and 42 seconds. Well, it turns out that the Tesla was faster and more agile than the much-vaunted new items from Taycan by as much as 19 seconds?
Most likely, Yes, but remember that this is unofficial data. Calculation of time for which Tesla was a circle, the employee did magazine Auto Motor and not a team of professionals. Therefore, the journalist could make mistakes in calculations, for example, pressing the button on the stopwatch early … In addition, the race involved a modified prototype of the Tesla Model S — how fast will the final version, we learn only in 2020.
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