Watch Tesla Model S Plaid Destroy Porsche Taycan Turbo S In Drag Race

Clash of the titans.

Here it is, the long-awaited 1/4 mile drag race between the top-of-the-line Tesla Model S Plaid and Porsche Taycan Turbo S.

The all-electric duel was conducted by DragTimes at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida.

Let’s take a look at the brief stats:

  • Tesla Model S Plaid ($124,000 MSRP)
    1,020 hp
    all-wheel drive with three electric motors (two in the rear and one in the front)
    4,833 lbs (2,192 kg)
    State of Charge: 90%
  • Porsche Taycan Turbo S ($218,000 MSRP)
    750 hp
    all-wheel drive with two electric motors (rear motor has a 2-speed transmission)
    5,300 lbs (2,404 kg)
    State of Charge: 100%

The much more powerful and lighter Tesla Model S Plaid is the favorite, but wow – the difference between the two turns out to be so big that it was not even a close race. The Plaid is way quicker than the Taycan Turbo S.

Here are the stats from three races:

Race 1:

  • Tesla Model S Plaid: 9.673 seconds and 150.93 mph without Drag Strip Mode
  • Porsche Taycan Turbo S: 10.422 seconds and 129.90 mph

Race 2:

  • Tesla Model S Plaid: 9.360 seconds and 150.82 mph
  • Porsche Taycan Turbo S: 10.393 seconds and 130.03 mph

Race 3:

  • Tesla Model S Plaid: 9.344 seconds and 151.34 mph
  • Porsche Taycan Turbo S: 10.379 seconds and 129.99 mph

One of the guys was reportedly so impressed by the Plaid that he placed an order right at the drag strip.

Tesla Model S Plaid specs:

  • up to 390 miles (628 km) of EPA est. range
  • battery capacity: N/A
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 1.99 seconds (*with rollout subtracted)
    0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.1 seconds (*with rollout subtracted)
    MotorTrend‘s 0-60 mph (asphalt, no rollout): 2.28 seconds; 2.3 seconds according to ICSI
  • 1/4 mile 9.23 seconds at 155 mph trap speed according to Tesla
    Jay Leno’s 1/4 mile record of 9.247 seconds at 152.16 mph trap speed
    DragTimes’ run: 9.248 seconds at 151.83 mph
    record time of 9.081 seconds at 154.10 mph trap speed with removed interior pieces – July 24, 2021 at the World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis
  • top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h) †when equipped with the proper wheels and tires (available fall 2021)
  • three-motor all-wheel drive (one motor in the front and two motors in the rear)
  • system output: 1,020 hp (about 760 kW)
  • DC fast charging: at up to 250 kW (Superchargers)
    can replenish 187 miles (301 km) in 15 minutes
  • Drag Coefficient 0.208 Cd
  • Wheels 19″ or 21″
  • Cargo 28 cu ft
  • Weight 4,766 lbs (2,162 kg)

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