Ever for the reason that unveiling of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, we’ve seen movies of the all-electric sedan out-accelerating nearly any automotive possible. Surely it will probably’t additionally defeat a McLaren P1 down the quarter-mile?
To discover out, the blokes over at Lovecars introduced alongside a black Taycan Turbo S and a yellow P1 for a drag race. Making the race all of the extra particular is the truth that this P1 was one of many authentic prototypes used within the growth of the hybrid hypercar.
Off the road, the all-electric thrust and all-wheel drive system of the Porsche give it a major benefit. Meanwhile, the P1 suffered from fairly a little bit of wheel spin off the road as a result of it has 916 hp and is rear-wheel drive.
For fairly a while, the Porsche stored its benefit down the runway. However, because the speeds began to extend, the a lot lighter and extra highly effective McLaren shortly caught as much as the Porsche and stormed previous it.
A take a look at the acceleration figures reveals simply how a lot of an impression the slippery runway had on the P1’s means to get out of the blocks. In reality, it took the McLaren a full 3.65 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 km/h), a lot slower than the automotive’s official 0-62 mph time of two.eight seconds.
The P1 in the end crossed the end line in 10.68 seconds at 149.eight mph (241 km/h). By comparability, the Taycan Turbo S hit 62 mph in 2.7 seconds and completed the quarter-mile in 10.82 seconds at 127.5 mph (205 km/h).