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Porsche Taycan Turbo S has revelaed its full performance potential for the first time.

In February 5th issue Autozeitung comparison between Taycan Turbo S, Tesla Model S P100D and BMW M5 Competition, electric Porsche recorded best overall acceleration figures and second fastest lap time.

Much lighter internal combustion engine M5 was fastest on track, while Porsche followed for close second (0.7 seconds slower over 2 minute lap).

Tesla, supposedly on inferior tyres, experienced performance throttling after only 1.5 km and recorded demoralizing 2 minutes and 7.9 seconds. So much for the Elon Musk's dreams of Nürburgring records...

Autozeitung also clocked record-breaking 0-100 kph times for BMW M5 (2.9 seconds) and Porsche Taycan (2.7 seconds). Both, I believe, could be fastest ever times for internal combustion and electric 4 door cars.

I should remind that BMW M5 Competition already has run a sub 3 second time before - in a video review test by Bulgarian publication "Dizzy Riders".

2w ago by FastestLaps
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Gogeta  17h ago

The taycan is nice but so overpriced. I dont think we're at the point when companies can give us a fully electric car that has overall performance and practicality and luxury of a m5 competition without it being ridiculously expensive and heavy. Same goes for the tesla. It's only really impressive in straight line acceleration. The model s would be way more expensive too if it actually handled as well as the taycan or m5


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aaayy  6d ago

In Car and Drivers testing, the Taycan was able to consistently pull off sub-3 second 0-60 launches around 2.5 seconds and 1/4 mile times around 10.5, even after something like 5 launches. With no preparations. Keep in mind, the Tesla’s ludicrous mode only works on full battery, after you’ve warmed up the battery for 45 minutes, and even then, after 5 launches the Tesla was only pulling 6-7 second 0-60 times and 16-17 second 1/4 miles. And also the 192 mile range for the Taycan is completely unrealistic, in reality it’s more like 260.

 

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HighGear  6d ago

The Taycan's performance is far more consistent.


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aaayy  5d ago @HighGear

And, like I said, you can launch it without the preparations and requirements of the Tesla. And it still keeps that range even when you launch it, unlike the Tesla.


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DodgeHEMI426  4d ago

The Tesla is already a few years old so these differences were to be expected. Apparently they already work on a new, much improved, powertrain. And the power losses on the newer Model 3 Performance are already much smaller than on these big P100 D.

As Electric cars are being developed rapidly we can be sure that progression in the next decade will be rapid.


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Matko  1w ago

 

0-60MPH 2,42s and 10,529s in 1/4 mile


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DodgeHEMI426  1w ago

The Tesla which is supposed to break records at the Nurburgring will have a new drivetrain and a modified battery.
The outcome of the test doesn't surprise much, after all the Model S is already a few years old which translates into probably almost a decade in electric cars-development.


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SpeedKing  2w ago

Don't worry the car Ee-loon sends to the Nurb is gonna be highly modified with rocket thrusters so it's gonna be fast.

 

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HighGear  6d ago

For a Model S to take the record, it would need another 100bhp and a full racing aero kit complete with a huge wing and front splitter. Not to mention a full roll cage and stripped down interior. Tesla's aren't known for superb handling.


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SpeedKing  6d ago @HighGear

Eeloon is relying on the Roadster to beat both the SVJ and Manthey modded GT2RS. He is all about smacking down ICE cars so that he can inflate his already oversized ego to monstrous proportions. Shame he wasn't in the Roadster that they shot into space lol


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Cocobe  6d ago @SpeedKing

The guy has beaten all the odds of bankruptcy, turned himself into a $45billionaire and completely changed the whole auto industry, as well as changing the space rocket industry. If he has an oversized ego, it's still not as big as his achievements, which also including revolutionizing yellow pages (if you even remember or heard what that is), and creating Paypal.

He's probably the most ambitious innovative entrepreneur over the last century. And here you are trying to diss him haha. That's like writing posts about Jeff Bezos being pathetic for only gaining $8billion last week and that he should be ashamed that he didn't make more.


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SpeedKing  6d ago @Cocobe

Oh so you're a Eeloon fanboy defending his honour by sucking up his arse lol I'm well aware of what he's done and i see him for what he is unlike yourself.


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dr. cosimo  6d ago @SpeedKing

this never gets old, lol

now you'll hear his side of the story, working his a-ss off day and night and can purchase a ferrari, lambo and bugatti in cash right now

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Cocobe  6d ago @SpeedKing

sucking up his arse? nah, just couldn't help a hater who thinks so imperious of himself that I should give a smacking. Elon is not a good person, he's a playboy and I'm sure he's done a ton of illegal things. But he's changed the world in so many ways, something you will never be able to do by sitting behind a computer and calling him names and trying to make fun of him


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Cocobe  6d ago @dr. cosimo

grow up.


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SpeedKing  6d ago @Cocobe

Oh so it's ok to be an arsehole so long as one has done all these so called amazing things lol. It speak volumes about your sycophantic disposition. He's a snake that has clearly beguiled the stupid. Surely you're not one of those lol


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FastestLaps  6d ago @Cocobe

The guy has put himself in bankruptcy by starting a business that doesn't work - selling 100 dollar bills for 99 dollars. Tesla has been around for 15 years and has never made any money in any of those years.

Plebs are often saying "But loook, Amazon! how many years were they not profitable and look how much money they are making now?"

Turns out Amazon is still not making any money, compared to the valuation of the stock.

I also can't see anything worth celebrating in any of those hyped up billionaires. Jeff Bezzos is dumber than his average Indian programmer who he pays **** all.

You don't become billionaire on merit and billionaires are often the worst people around. Even Bill Gates who is probably the nicest of the top 20 list, didn't earn the monopoly position Microsoft is enjoying in operating systems now. It didn't have to be DOS and Winodws, it could have been CPM or anything else.

The amount of money someone has or is making is weak indicator of persons real worth and quality. In fact, most of the time it is inverse indicator - if you are rich if doesn't mean you are a bad person, but it does increase the odds.


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Tracker  6d ago @Cocobe

That bankruptcy was avoided by 50mil $ stake by Daimler


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SpeedKing  6d ago @FastestLaps

I might break your balls about numerous acceleration figures on this site but i'm in total agreement with your summation. It's a fact that many extremely wealthy people have achieved that status by being ruthless in business, screwing over little peeps. One generally doesn't get wealthy being a magnanimous, caring person looking after all his employees and giving them a significant share of the pie. Sweatshops attest to that...


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BR2+  6d ago @FastestLaps

I very much disagree with your last paragraph extremely. That is all i will say.


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king of hills  6d ago @SpeedKing

whats wrong u lambo fanboy


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dr. cosimo  6d ago @king of hills

being a lambo fanboy is normal, but being being an ev/musk cock gobbler is the real problem.

is the old hag pelosi related to you ? that explains lol


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HighGear  6d ago @SpeedKing

Remember the time when Porsche made its 962 prototype into a road car and then back into a racer to meet Le Mans homologation. After that, no real road car had a chance! If someone does that (probably Porsche) at the Nurburgring, Elon loses any chance of taking the record. I can see a Porsche 919 Hybrid somehow becoming road legal and returning to the 'Ring for a sub 6-min lap.

Cars to watch out for include the Rimac C_Two, which can, according to the Croatian firm, complete two full laps of the Nurburgring with a "negligible" drop in performance. Porsche has in fact bought a 10% stake in Rimac...


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SpeedKing  6d ago @HighGear

Of all the EV supercar makers Rimac is the most down to earth guy in that scene and his cars are pretty awesome however it doesn't change the fact that they're expensive and still heavy. For that sort of money one could have a fleet of Ferrari's and Lambo's and nothing will ever sound that good. Rimac's C2 might be able to complete two laps of the Ring with a minor drop in performance but it's never gonna match the potential of an ICE supercar around there.


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HighGear  6d ago @SpeedKing

The C_Two goes 0-60mph in 1.85s, and 0-100mph in 4.3s, according to Rimac. It should be able to make up time it loses in the corners. The Concept_S looked like it handled better, though.


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SpeedKing  6d ago @HighGear

The C2's real competition will be the Tesla Roadster complete with "rocket thrusters" coz the narcissistic megalomaniac hates losing. I hope Rimac destroys the space cadet around the Nurb...


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lafars  5d ago @BR2+

the last paragraph is very true, there is no ethical consumption under capitalism

the employer/employee relationship is inherently exploitative and parasitic


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HighGear  5d ago @SpeedKing

the C_Two will probably use all sorts of clever electronic features to virtually shorten the wheelbase and increase lateral G's. I think that the Tesla Model S' braking distance might be even worse than a G-Wagen. I remember reading that a while ago from an informal Top Gear test in their fleet cars.


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SpeedKing  5d ago @HighGear

Don't forget that the Tesla Model S they tested at the Nurb was highly modified compared to their current version ie. upgraded body mods, brakes, suspension etc and this Tesla, when released, will be the competition for the Taycan Turbo S. Which one is gonna be faster around the Nurb is anyone's guess.


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aaayy  5d ago @SpeedKing

I will say that the Taycan Turbo S will be faster, because it’s probably lighter, was designed from the outset on handling and acceleration (unlike the Model S), and Porsche has much more experience creating good-handling cars.


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SpeedKing  5d ago @aaayy

The Taycan Turbo S at approx 2300 kg is fairly heavy so i assume that the new Tesla "plaid" will be lighter. I'm guessing that it's gonna be close, flip a coin :)


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Tracker  2w ago

I thought there are retarted German haters here, but than I saw this "test".

 

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FastestLaps  2w ago

Whats wrong with the test?


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Tracker  2w ago @FastestLaps

Everything


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dr. cosimo  6d ago @Tracker

you need to purchase special glasses made in russia to see things clearly around here, especially lap times and hp figures lol

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manone  5d ago @dr. cosimo

"you need to purchase special glasses made in russia to see things clearly around here, especially lap times and hp figures lol"

ahahahahah