- The Tesla Model S Plaid and Porsche Taycan Turbo S are two of the fastest Electric Vehicles in the game right now
- Here these two EVs go head-to-head in a drag race to see which car is faster under racing conditions and one of the cars gets absolutely smoked
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The Tesla Model S Plaid and Porsche Taycan Turbo S are the crème de la crème of EVs right now. I recently wrote about the Tesla Model S Plaid and a real-world test of whether it can go 0-to-60 in 2-seconds by testing it on actual street conditions. If you missed that, you can check out that incredible speed here.
I’m not super familiar with the Porsche Taycan Turbo S but from everything I’ve read online, it sounds like an absolute beast of an electric vehicle. It has a 0-to-60mph time of 2.4 seconds which makes it one of the fastest cars on the planet, not just one of the fastest EVs.
Here these two rulers of the EV world go head-to-head on the drag strip. One of them gets absolutely smoked. We get to see the race from multiple angles to see just how far apart the two cars are by the time they hit the finish line.
The mere fact that the Tesla Model S Plaid is packing 1,020 horsepower blows my mind. It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that EVs were laughable (in design and performance) in the US and now the fastest cars on the road are EVs.
If we’re being honest here, I expected the gap between the Tesla Model S Plaid and Porsche Taycan Turbo S to be a little smaller. It’s clear the Tesla Plaid is considerably faster both in the 0-to-60 test and the 1/4 Mile Drag Race.
For anyone out there who might be in the market for one of these cars, the Tesla Model S Plaid is about $125,000 and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is a $185,000 EV. So for $60,000 less, you’ll get the faster Plaid but not the Porsche name.