Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen a Taycan take on a Tesla. Nor is the first time we've seen a Tesla Model S up against a Porsche Taycan Turbo S. However, this particular race claims to be the fairest we've seen thus far and a record was set in the process.
Most importantly, both cars arrived at the drag strip with a full, 100% state-of-charge. The cars were towed to the track to ensure this. Additionally, we get to see the vital data, like the 0-60 MPH times, 1/8-mile times, and, of course, the full 1/4-mile results.
As DragTimes explains:
For the first time the Taycan Turbo S and Tesla Model S race down a real 1/4 Mile Drag Strip and one of them sets a new world record for the quickest production electric car and the quickest 4 door sedan. Both cars were towed to the track at 100% state of charge and both have the latest software updates. Also included is complete performance data for each including 0-60 MPH, 1/8 Mile, 1/4 Mile, 60-130 MPH and more.
If you're ready to watch the racing action without a spoiler then go ahead. If you're interested in finding out the winner right here then we've got you covered too.
In a series of races, the Porsche Taycan Turbos S (owned by Matt Sailor, CEO and co-founder of IC Realtime) wins each time. Some races have the Taycan getting a much better jump off of the line, but even when the Porsche reacts poorly off the line, it still manages to catch the Model S before the end of the quarter-mile. The Taycan even manages a 10.383-second run, which is spectacular and the new record for a production four-door sedan and for an EV.