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The old Tesla Model S broke the speed record of the new Porsche Taycan. Is it true?

In September 2019, the legendary manufacturerGerman cars Porsche introduced the world its first electric sports car - Taycan. Journalists and bloggers immediately called him the strongest competitor of Tesla cars, substantiating their opinion that the German company has much more experience and money to create good cars. We did not agree with the majority opinion and in a special material about Porsche Taycan mentioned that no matter how much money the company had, it did not have the main thing - experience in creating electric cars, which Tesla had accumulated above the roof over the years. It seems that we were right because the Tesla Model S recently drove the famous Nurburgring track faster than the Porsche Taycan.

Porsche Taycan Car

The Nurburgring race track is located inGermany, near the village of Nurburg. It was built back in 1927 and is currently the venue for such circuit races as DTM and GP2. The lap length with 15 turns is more than 5 kilometers - for riders and their cars this is truly a serious test requiring maximum concentration. Not only do they need to pick up the highest speed, but they also need to fit neatly into sharp turns.

Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan - who is more powerful?

Recently, a journalist of the publication appeared on this trackAuto Motor and became an observer of a very interesting sight. He witnessed the arrival of the Tesla Model S electric car with model number P100D +. At the moment, such a car is not available for purchase, which means that it is a prototype of a modification with improved characteristics that is being prepared for release in 2020.

Spy photos of the prototype Tesla Model S P100D +

Tesla Model S P100D + is expected to receive“Plaid” power plant with three motors, delivering power of more than 772 horsepower. In the future, this same installation will become part of the improved versions of the Tesla Model X and the Tesla Roadster supercar. The company does not plan to make an improvement in the form of three engines in Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars.

The prototype Tesla Model S P100D + deftly entered the corner

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Tesla Model S vs Porsche Taycan speed comparison

In addition to all of the above, the prototype improvedThe Tesla Model S was equipped with extended wheel arches, modified body panels, retuned for fast chassis driving and a spoiler. Thanks to all this, the Tesla Model S car covered the Nurburgring 5 km track in 7 minutes and 23 seconds. The Porsche Taycan car at one time overcame the same track in 7 minutes and 42 seconds. Well, it turns out that the Tesla car was faster and faster than the much-praised new product from Taycan by as much as 19 seconds?

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Most likely, yes, but it’s worth considering thatunofficial data. The calculation of the time for which the Tesla car went round was done by an employee of Auto Motor, and not a team of professionals. Therefore, the journalist could make mistakes in the calculations, for example, by pressing the stopwatch button later than necessary. In addition, a modified Tesla Model S prototype participated in the race - how fast will the final version turn out to be, we will find out only in 2020.

Finally, I want to know which side you are on -Tesla or Porsche? Take part in the survey, and write your opinion about cars in our Telegram chat. Also, do not forget that at the automobile exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, many companies also introduced the "competitors" of Tesla electric cars. I strongly recommend taking a look at them.

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