BMW M8 and Porsche Taycan duel on the racetrackMay 12, 2020
AutoBildSportsCars channel bloggers compared the BMW M8 Competition gasoline coupe and Porsche Taycan Turbo S electric car in extreme modes. An experienced driver drove a circle on both cars along the 4.5-kilometer Lauzitsring race track. The races were held under the same conditions on tires Pirelli P Zero.
According to the passport characteristics, both three-voltages are close: under the hood of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition, a 625-horsepower (750 Nm) 4.4-liter V8, the transmission is an 8-speed automatic, and the drive is full. BMW is almost 400 kilograms lighter than the Porsche, and cheaper by 20.5 thousand euros.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has a twin-engine 761-horsepower (1050 Nm) power plant, the drive is full. From the point of view of acceleration from a standstill, an electric car is preferable, because it picks up the first hundred 0.4 seconds faster, but will this advantage be decisive at the racetrack with 14 diverse turns?
According to the results of the race in “combat” mode, German sedans with different types of power plants shared 0.2 seconds – only about two car bodies after a distance of 4534 meters.
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