For years, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been bemoaning that Tesla doesn’t have a real competitor in the electric car space, according to foreign media reports. But the emergence of Porsche Taycan could change that, after all, the car, described by Porsche executives as more likean electric than an electric Porsche, in other words, still has the quality of a Porsche.
It is clear that when such a clear competitor emerges, the major car rating agencies certainly won’t miss the chance to get the two electric cars to compete head-on. In fact, there have been a lot of videos of the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan fights over the past few years, one of the most widely circulated being the Top Gear show. In the PK video, the $200,000-over-the-dollar Tancan Turbo competes in a quarter-mile acceleration race with the $100,000 Model S, which takes 10.69 seconds and the Model S 11.08 seconds.
To be honest, these tests don’t matter to the average consumer, because a short distance doesn’t really make a difference to the driving experience. That said, but then there were reports that Top Gear was using old data, so it was necessary to put a big question mark on the test results.
More recently, Musk recently tweeted that Tesla plans to launch a new software update that will provide the Model S with an additional 50-horsepower output. “The Model S software upgrade will increase peak output power by 50 horsepower, so the Model S will be able to beat the Porsche Taycan Turbo S by a large margin in the 0- to 60-mile and 1/4-mile races.” “