Drag racing: electric Porsche Taycan versus petrol Porsche 911 Turbo S and Audi RS6February 15, 2021
A video has been posted on the YouTube channel showing a race in a straight line between the Porsche Taycan electric sedan and the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the Audi RS6. The latter are equipped with an internal combustion engine.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is a fast enough car. This electric car covers the standard quarter mile (402 meters) in drag racing in 10.7 seconds (we are talking about the sedan version of the 2021 model year). It is thanks to such fast acceleration rates that electric vehicles are now gaining a huge reputation in straight-line racing.
But does the all-electric Porsche sedan have what it takes to win drag racing against the 911 Turbo S and Audi RS6 Avant?
It is this question that our foreign colleagues from the Motorsport publication tried to answer – they published a video with the results of the races on their YouTube channel of the same name. So, in the race are a white Porsche Taycan Turbo S, an orange Porsche 911 Turbo S of the 992 generation and a gray Audi RS6 Avant station wagon.
Obviously the heaviest of them all is the Taycan Turbo S given the heavy weight of its battery. Weighing 2,349 kg, the most powerful version of the electric Taycan is significantly heavier than the “charged” RS6 Avant wagon, which weighs 2,209 kg.
The 911 Turbo S, while not the most powerful of all, has the biggest weight advantage at 1,655 kg. The Taycan may be the most powerful and has the most tractive effort, but its most weight makes a big difference, especially on such a long race.
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