Electric vs petrol drag race: Porsche 911 Turbo S takes on the Taycan Turbo S
• Porsche's first foray into a fully-electric production model is the Taycan.
• In Turbo S form the Taycan produces 460kW and over 1000Nm.
• A drag race video pits the Taycan against the 911 Turbo S.
In the pursuit of going greener and producing more environmentally-friendly cars, manufacturers have turned to electric-powered vehicles. On the surface they might seem cleaner, but the manufacturing process is a dirty one.
But we're not here to tackle that aspect of electric cars in comparison to their petrol-powered counterparts. Lining up in this drag race are two cars from Zuffenhausen that pack enormous punch.
The Porsche Taycan is the carmaker's first foray into a fully-electric production car and in Turbo S form (the irony isn't lost on us) the performance figures are startling.
It has 460kW (560kW with overboost) and 1050Nm, and is capable of reaching 100km/h from standstill in 2.8-seconds. The front and rear placement of the electric motors essentially makes it a four-wheel-drive but the driver can switch the motors on and off, this takes place in mere milliseconds.
Not to be confused (as they share the same suffix), the 911 Turbo S bites back with some serious figures from its 3.8-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder engine. Top speed is a 330km/h and it now makes more power than its predecessor with a dizzying 478kW and 800Nm.
The numbers related to the Turbo S are insane, fitted with a eight-speed PDK transmission it'll knock 100km/h out of the park in 2.7 seconds. More impressive is that it'll hit 200km/h in under nine seconds from standstill.
Carwow says: "It's time for the Porsche showdown you've all been waiting for... Porsche 911 Turbo S vs Porsche Taycan Turbo S! The 911 Turbo S is absolutely RAPID, producing 650hp and 8Nm of torque.
But the Taycan Turbo S? Well, that'll put down a phenomenal 761hp and 1050Nm!! But will the extra weight of the electric motors prove costly?"