Looks like they did it on an old runway. Not a prepared sticky drag strip. I can see the Model S with the narrower tires benefiting from that type of surface, but the old runway is more like real world conditions and I would think the Taycan would benefit from the drag strip surface as well no?I think this is fake news, but time will tell. Normally S are quicker 1/4 mile.
I had the 1998 Porsche 911.....the only Porsche I was HAPPY to get rid of. EVERY time I stepped in that vehicle, something didnt work.....The biggest lemon ever! They say those were the last "hand built" Porsches before "fully" automated assembly.....Thanks for automation!!! The next Porsche i had was a 2002 911....had that car for 12 years and the ONLY thing that broke was a burned out taillamp, in 12 years!!!! Amazing quality!!The Taycan, I think, is the best looking car Porsche is making at the moment.
Best looking Porsche in fact since the 1994-1998 Porsche 911 (993 generation)
Hmm I always preferred the aesthetics of the pre-1998 911's (like 993 and older) - looks much sleeker and nicer headlightsI had the 1998 Porsche 911.....the only Porsche I was HAPPY to get rid of. EVERY time I stepped in that vehicle, something didnt work.....The biggest lemon ever! They say those were the last "hand built" Porsches before "fully" automated assembly.....Thanks for automation!!! The next Porsche i had was a 2002 911....had that car for 12 years and the ONLY thing that broke was a burned out taillamp, in 12 years!!!! Amazing quality!!
Back on topic.....are these reviews for Porsche, or are they objective. They dont show the driver of the Tesla, or tell you the prep for the race, or how many times they raced.....Seems too pro Porsche to sound objective. I mean I WANT the race to reflect reality. One or two tenth of a second can be the driver, not the vehicle.
Yeah. Unfortunately we’ll likely have to live with the weight problem for about 5 years. The solid state batteries should be production ready in time for the .2 generationArea where I'm concerned is weight - very objective, and unfortunately Tesla Model S weighs less. This in my opinion is what Porsche should be most concerned about - this is a sports car, it should not be too heavy, I could live with it being heavier than a 911 maybe but I'm really concerned that it's heavier than the Model S.
So on that run the Taycan was actually fasterThe best bit from the jalopnik link:
Update, 4:45 p.m.: A Top Gear Magazine spokesperson reached out to Jalopnik to confirm that the latest video did in fact use the results of a previous test, claiming it was the fastest the magazine has ever recorded the car, with the 2017 Tesla outperforming the results of the 2019 Tesla featured in the latest video against the Taycan:
We drag raced the Taycan and the Tesla Model S five times, and each time the result was the same – the Porsche was faster.
The figures for the Tesla that we published alongside the story were the fastest figures we had ever recorded for a Model S, achieved on a previous occasion.
These figures were slightly faster than those achieved on the day when the Tesla was racing back to back with the Taycan. The important point remains, however, that in our tests the Porsche consistently edged the Model S.
TopGear.com also released a clarification post about the video, which you can read here, including numbers from the 2019 Tesla test:
The best figures we recorded for the Taycan Turbo S were:
¼ mile: 10.69s @ 131.6mph
The best figures we recorded for the Tesla Model S Performance were:
¼ mile: 11.23s @ 123.2mph
The numbers we posted in the video for the Tesla were:
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.
Does not seem to really matter since the Taycan appears to have won in both circumstances….So on that run the Taycan was actually faster
Why not just use the figures from the recorded run? Maybe the best figures for the Model S were ran under better conditions - giving it an unfair advantage?