See how the Porsche Taycan handles the moose test

See how the Porsche Taycan handles the moose test

August 19, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The electric car is able to maneuver without knocking down cones at a speed of 78 kilometers per hour

The Spanish edition Km77.com tested the maneuverability of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S electric car during the “moose test”. The car passed the test at 78 kilometers per hour, and this is not the most impressive result.

The Elk Test is considered one of the most difficult tests. During the test, the driver must drive along the specified trajectory at high speed without knocking down the cones. The test is intended to demonstrate how the car will behave in case of a sharp detour of an obstacle that suddenly appeared on the road, including identifying deficiencies in the stabilization system or other shortcomings. A “failure” result is when the car blows away while maneuvering or it stands on the outside wheels.

The Taycan Turbo S did not have such problems, but its result can hardly be called impressive either. The fact is that the electric car knocked down one cone and touched the second at a speed of 76 kilometers per hour, but at a speed of 78 kilometers per hour there were no longer any errors. At the same time, in 2019 Tesla Model 3 coped with a similar task and did not touch a single cone at a higher speed (83 kilometers per hour).

The list of models that did not cope with the “moose test” recently included the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S. Also, problems with sharp maneuvering were identified in the Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat, BMW M235 and Jaguar I-Pace. Moreover, the latter’s front wheel was blocked during the test.