Drag racing – electric Audi RS E-Tron GT vs. Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S


A video has been posted on the carwow YouTube channel showing a straight race in which an electric Audi RS E-Tron GT competed, as well as a Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S in a more powerful Performance version.

Will the American Tesla Model S electric sedan beat its direct rivals from Germany in a drag race? The Tesla Model S has become an internet sensation over the past couple of years thanks to its incredible performance – in particular the instant torque that has made it virtually king of drag racing. “The Tesla Model S is single-handedly transforming public opinion about electric vehicles from clean technology to incredibly fast luxury goods,” noted various automotive publications. As part of today’s race, captured on carwow’s YouTube channel, the Tesla Model S will face off against its direct competitors from Porsche and Audi.

Porsche and Audi are part of the Volkswagen Group, a huge organization that owns some of the most prestigious brands in the world.

One of the benefits of owning multiple brands is the ability to amortize the cost of developing new products for different brands.

In this case, the engines and technologies of the Porsche Taycan are used in the Audi RS E-Tron electric vehicle. There are a few subtle nuances between the two EVs that change the driving experience slightly, but they are actually more similar than you might think. That’s okay, because styling changes alone are enough to ensure both of these exciting new EVs exist.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo and Audi RS E-Tron GT use the same electric motors and batteries, but the power output is different. The Porsche Taycan makes 687 horsepower, while the Audi RS E-Tron GT can develop “only” 647 horsepower. This power deficit boils down to the brand hierarchy.

The Tesla Model S Performance is the most powerful member of the Model S family, with 778 horsepower, making it the most powerful car in the race.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about drag racing, in which a gasoline BMW M8 and an electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S participated. A video appeared on the Track Day foreign YouTube channel showing a race between a high-performance Bavarian coupe BMW M8 Competition Convertible and an electric Porsche The Taycan Turbo S. The BMW M6 Competition and an upgraded version of the BMW M240i also participate in the race.