For the Tesla Model S, this could be its toughest race, the lever. Since the launch of the Cheetah mode in the Tesla Model S, we have been dying to see it compete against the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
We got a glimpse of how both cars would perform in real life via DragTimes‘ latest video. Brooks, who owns the channel, organized an informal drag race between the Tesla Model S Vs Porsche Taycan, in a bid to find the ultimate electric car between them.
So who won the race? Well, here’s the video. The race begins at 12:28.
Tesla Model S vs Porsche Taycan: Ultimate Drag Race Commences
For the uninitiated, the Tesla Cheetah mode is a brand new launch control which increases the HP of the Tesla Model S by a significant amount.
After this update, the Model S P100D was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. Our regular readers know that Porsche Taycan Turbo S is no slouch either. It is just as fast as the Tesla Model S performance, owing to its 800-volt battery and 2-speed transmission system.
And as you can see in the video, both cars seemed evenly matched. During the drag race between the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan, the winner is decided based on the reaction time, meaning how quickly the driver can get the jump when the countdown says go.
Both cars seem evenly launched when competing in a standing drag race. However, things started to turn a little bit in Porsche’s favor during the rolling drag race.
Both of these electric cars are limited to around 160 mph of top speed. However, Porsche Taycan can reach that speed faster because of a 2-speed transmission system, which lends the car a better top end.
Furthermore, Tesla can’t use the Cheetah mode launch control feature while moving, which also works in Taycan’s favor.
So Who’s The Real Winner?
The drag race between the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan will mostly be dependent upon the driver and their reaction time.
But we know for sure that Porsche Taycan, due to its 2-speed transmission system, is better than a Tesla Model S P100D, in a rolling drag race.
For a clear cut quarter-mile drag race, all of us will have to wait until the race track finally opens. For now, it is safe to say that both cars are evenly matched.