Right here’s a particularly attention-grabbing Porsche household feud: a drag race between the 918 Spyder hybrid supercar and the Taycan Turbo S electrical government saloon.
Not way back, we’d have had no downside in guessing the winner, contemplating that each are inventory, as no household automotive might have been faster than a hybrid hypercar. Nonetheless, issues have drastically modified over previous couple of years to the purpose the place it might actually be anybody’s recreation in a quarter-mile race.
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Within the case of the Taycan, we’re speaking a few seriously fast machine that wants solely 2.6 seconds to dash to 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill, and might hold pushing as much as 161 mph (260 km/h). The 2 electrical motors develop a complete system output of 750 HP and 774 lb-ft (1,050 Nm) of torque, and with the 93.Four kWh lithium-ion battery absolutely charged, which is mounted between the 2 axles for optimum weight distribution, it has an EPA-rated vary of 192 miles (309 km/h).
Being virtually 10 occasions pricier than the Taycan Turbo S, the 918 Spyder is a bit sooner to 60 mph (96 km/h), and has a considerably greater high pace of 214 mph (344 km/h). It makes use of a 4.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine and two electrical motors, that are good for a complete of 875 HP and 944 lb-ft (1,280 Nm).
Now, it does look like the 918 has a slight benefit over the Taycan – plus, it’s considerably lighter. On the opposite aspect, the Taycan Turbo S’ on the spot and fixed electrical torque makes it a ferocious performer, however is that sufficient to assist it beat the mighty 918?