Old Tesla Model S broke the record for the new Porsche Taycan speed. Is it true?
In September 2019 the legendary German car manufacturer Porsche introduced the world its first sports car with an electric motor - Taycan. Journalists and bloggers immediately called his strongest competitor Tesla cars, justifying his opinion the fact that the German company much more experience and money to build good cars. We did not agree with the majority opinion in a special material about Porsche Taycan mentioned that no matter how much money there was in the company, it does not have the main thing - experience in making electric cars, which for all these years, Tesla had accumulated above the roof. It seems that we were right, because recently the car Tesla Model S has passed the famous German Nurburgring track in the fast Porsche Taycan.
Car Porsche Taycan
The Nürburgring race track is located in Germany, near the village of Nürburg. It was built back in 1927 and is currently the venue for such racing circuit as the DTM and GP2. The length of a circle with 15 turns is more than 5 kilometers - for the drivers and their cars is a truly serious challenge that requires maximum concentration. Not only do they need to gain the highest speed, so also need to neatly fit in tight turns.
Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan - who is more powerful?
Recently on this route I turned journalist edition of Auto Motor and become an observer rather interesting spectacle. It has witnessed the arrival of the electric vehicle Tesla Model S with model number P100D +. At the moment, such a vehicle is not available for purchase, then he is the prototype of upcoming release in 2020 modification with improved characteristics.
"spy" photos of the prototype Tesla Model S P100D +
It is expected that Tesla Model S P100D + receive powerplant "Plaid" with three motors issuing power greater than 772 horsepower. In the future this will become part of the installation of improved versions of Tesla Model X and supercar Tesla Roadster. Make improvements in the form of three engines in cars Tesla Model 3 and Model Y company has no plans.
The prototype Tesla Model S P100D + dexterously entered into a turn
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Comparison speed Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan
Among the above, a prototype improved Tesla Model S was equipped with extended wheel arches, altered body panels, migrated under fast driving chassis and spoiler. Thanks to all this, the car Tesla Model S overcome 5-kilometer route Nurnburgring for 7 minutes and 23 seconds. Car Porsche Taycan once overcame the same track in 7 minutes and 42 seconds. Well, it turns out that Tesla car was faster and more agile lauded news from Taycan by as much as 19 seconds?
Most likely, yes, but it is necessary to take into account that this is anecdotal evidence. Calculation of the time during which the car was Tesla circle, engaged the employee publication Auto Motor, rather than a team of professionals. Consequently, the journalist could make a mistake in the calculations, for example, by clicking on the stopwatch button later than necessary. In addition, in the race was a modified prototype Tesla Model S - how fast will the final version, we learn only in 2020.
Finally, I would like to know on whose side you're on - Tesla or Porsche? Participate in the survey, and their opinions about cars write in our Telegram-chat. Also do not forget that within the automobile exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, many companies have also introduced the "competitors" of electric Tesla. We strongly recommend taking a look at them.