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Top Gear got to compare the Taycan Turbo S and the Model S and they put them in a drag race to see who's the fastest.

The Taycan was able to come out on top despite the Model S' quicker 0-60 time! It was a really close race.

 

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So this is interesting, according to this video Top Gear might have used old numbers for this drag race and they might not have used launch control for the Model S. I don't know if this is true or if it's just Tesla bias.

 

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Top Gear has released a statement about the drag race. They say they ran 5 races with the Porsche winning each time by an increasing margin. Not only would this show it's faster than the Model S but also that Porsche's goal for repeated performance worked.

I don't think this is going to be the end of this, but I don't see why Top Gear would lie about this.

There have been some questions about the performance figures we posted in our recent Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S video. Time for some clarification.

First things first, we ran the drag race five times and the Porsche won every time by a small but increasing margin with each subsequent race.

The best figures we recorded for the Taycan Turbo S were:

0-60: 2.61
0-100: 6.12
¼ mile: 10.69s @ 131.6mph

The best figures we recorded for the Tesla Model S Performance were:

0-60: 2.83
0-100: 6.64
¼ mile: 11.23s @ 123.2mph

The numbers we posted in the video for the Tesla were:

0-60: 2.68
0-100: 6.46
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.

And just to be clear, the Tesla was in Ludicrous+ mode, the battery was pre-conditioned and both cars had around 85 per cent charge before the first run.
 

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Why would Top Gear lie about this? did the Brooks guy from DragTimes drive the Porsche? Some of the comments on other sites are so irrelevant as well... “they don’t show they are activating Ludicrous mode on the video so it must be off...” duh 🙄. I hope it won’t be the end of it, I love real competition! Certainly more than some frustrated Tesla fan boys 😉
 

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It's quite simple actually.

Top Gear and Porsche = nothing to lose
Elon Musk = A LOT TO LOSE

Ever since new of the Taycan broke, Elon Musk has been doing damage control and a terrible job at it.
 

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I'm starting to wonder if for some its the $50,000 price difference between a Model S and Taycan that gets them :D
 
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