Place your bets for another ICE versus electric drag race.
But there's another car from Stuttgart that can challenge the 911. Despite being silent, it's definitely a threat. And yes, it's all-electric and carries the same moniker – the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
Yes, we know, it doesn't have any turbo. Get over it.
The 992-generation 911 Turbo S is powered by 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that makes 641 bhp (447 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-metres) of torque. With these numbers, it can sprint from standstill to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometres per hour) in just 2.6 seconds.
The Taycan Turbo S, on the other hand, has two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, producing 616 bhp (459 kW) and 774 lb-ft (1,049 Nm). In Overboost, however, it can make up to 750 bhp.
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The Taycan Turbo S is definitely more powerful, but it's important to take note that it's also significantly heavier at 2,313 kilograms (5,100 pounds) than the 911 Turbo S at 1,640 kg (3,616 lbs).
Of course, weight plays an important role in a drag race, as are traction and the person behind the steering wheel. With these facts laid out, which do you think won this one? See the video embedded on top.
Source: CarWow (YouTube)