Since the presentation of the Porsche Taycan last year, Elon Musk has decided not to let it go by immediately challenging the German manufacturer with his Tesla Model S. Since then, a rivalry has settled between the two manufacturers who have confronted their vehicles on the track.
The last time Porsche and Tesla raced, the Taycan was the winner. However, to know Elon Musk badly is to think that he is going to stay on defeat. Indeed, Tesla has made various modifications to the Model S with in particular the new acceleration mode the "Cheetah Stance", or "Cheetah mode". This new feature allows owners of Model S and Model X equipped with it, to benefit from dazzling accelerations. Tesla also added 45hp to its total horsepower, which could turn the race in its favor.
Precisely, the YouTube channel Drag Times published a video on which we can admire the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the Tesla Model S Performance to compete on different courses. As we can see on this video, each race was very close. In some cases we can even say that the only differences to decide between them on arrival come from the reaction time of the pilots.
For 0 to 100 km / h, the two vehicles display extremely close performance. Despite everything, the Tesla Model S Performance posted a time of 2.3 seconds against 2.6 for the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Anyway, Porsche made huge progress until it caught up with the performance displayed by Tesla , but for its part the American manufacturer has made incredible improvements in just a few months.
Today, it is very complicated to choose a real winner, the two vehicles are clearly neck and neck. This trivial rivalry could push manufacturers to push the performance of electric vehicles even further, and why not decide between Tesla and Porsche.