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Tesla Model S vs Porsche Taycan S

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Beats the Tesla Model S P100D In Performance Tests

Vox Automobili Tested the Cars

The Tesla Model S P100D and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S are well-suited rivals. The German publication Vox Auto Mobil wanted to put the cars through their paces to see which would actually perform better in a variety of tests. To put it plainly, the Porsche Taycan won and Tesla fans are unhappy. 

There were two main tests. The first was an emergency directional maneuver test in the wet. The Tesla struggled during the test and suffered from considerable understeer. It was unable to stay between the cones and complete the test. The Porsche, on the other hand, not only was able to do the test but was able to complete it at 97 km/h, which was 7 km/h faster than the Tesla was going when it failed.

The second test was a drag race. They did two different ones. One in the wet, and one in the dry. In the dry, the Tesla actually seemed a bit quicker off the line, in the wet it didn’t do as good as the Porsche. Needless to say, Tesla fans were not thrilled with the results and left numerous comments on YouTube expressing their belief the tests were rigged.

We don’t know if they were or not, but you can view the full episode by clicking here. If you want to see the teaser for the tests, you can check out the video below.