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.
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:
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.
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.
TSLA fanbois going ape shit .. doesnt affect my purchase or support in Porsche. TSLA fanbois will continue to be bent on this whole "diesel gate" for years to come.Here's another example of the Tesla community freaking out about the results of the drag race.
It's pretty funny how much this has rattled the Tesla community.TSLA fanbois going ape shit .. doesnt affect my purchase or support in Porsche. TSLA fanbois will continue to be bent on this whole "diesel gate" for years to come.