Tesla Model S Plaid and Porsche Taycan Turbo S they are among the most performing electric cars currently on the market. The rivalry between the two battery-powered sedans has been going on for years now: initially it was Tesla Model S that stole the show, then it was Porsche’s Turbo S variant that stole the lead as an electric sedan with the most promising acceleration on the market, but now the Palo Alto carmaker is ready to take back its leadership thanks to Plaid version of Model S.
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To really understand which is the fastest electric sedan of the two, the Youtube channel DragTimes decided to pit the two cars against each other in a duel of speed: no surprise, Tesla Model S Plaid literally annihilated the rival of the Porsche house. In a first sprint race on the quarter-mile, the Palo Alto electric car completed the course in 9.67 seconds, at an average speed of around 243 km / h, compared to the Taycan Turbo S that reached the finish line using about 7 tenths of a second more. Even more gap in the second race, when the driver behind the wheel of the Model S Plaid activated the more performance driving mode which he had forgotten to put into operation in the first duel: in this case the electric Tesla traveled the quarter mile in 9.3 seconds, at a slightly higher average speed.
However, in both cases it took a few meters for Tesla Model S Plaid to break away from the German rival. A clear advantage, guaranteed by three electric motors which overall are capable of unleashing a total power of 1,020 HP. Porsche Taycan Turbo S hides only two electric motors under the bodywork, which consequently deliver a lower maximum power of around 750 hp. Result, zero chance to compete against the very powerful electric of Palo Alto.