Last week we brought you a drag race match-up between two station wagons that aren’t direct rivals (you can watch that race here) with an interesting result. This week it’s a Porsche drag race that features two range-topping models, one from the 911 range and the other from the new Taycan line-up.
The Porsche drag race is the talking point of many modern drag race videos: petrol versus electric power. Flying the petrol flag is the Porsche 911 Turbo S and in the electric corner is the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The Taycan’s name can be a bit confusing as it is purely battery powered and features no turbocharging whatsoever. Click here to learn more about Taycan pricing in SA.
The 911 Turbo S derivatives (read more about the 911 Turbo here) are powered by a new 3,8-litre boxer engine with two variable geometry turbochargers. In its latest guise (992) the range-topping 911 punches out 478 kW. Peak torque is now a whopping 800 N.m. Porsche says with launch control the Turbo S can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 2,7 seconds and from zero to 200 km/h in 8,9 seconds. Top speed is rated as 330 km/h.
Powered by a massive battery pack the Taycan Turbo S has 560 kW and a gargantuan 1 050 N.m of torque on tap from the moment the electric motors start spinning. Porsche says the most powerful Taycan can blitz the zero-to-100 km/h run in just 2,8 seconds and tops out at 260 km/h. Both cars have automated transmissions and feature all-wheel-drive. But which is going to be quicker in a straight drag race from the line and in a rolling race? Before clicking on the video leave your guess on our Facebook page.