By far, Porsche has outdone itself with the 2021 911 Turbo S. The new 911 range-topper is a huge improvement over its predecessor; it is now the fastest and most powerful 911 Turbo ever.
But there is another Stuttgart car that can challenge the 911. Despite its silence, it is certainly a threat. And yes, it is all electric and has the same nickname – the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
Yes, we know, it doesn’t have a turbo. Move on.
Carwow pitted these two Turbo S models against each other in a drag race to see which was faster in a quarter of a mile. Before watching the video, however, let’s see how they match in black and white.
The 992 generation 911 Tubo S is powered by a 3.8-liter, six-cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine that produces 640 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton meters) of torque. With these numbers, it can go from stopping to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in just 2.6 seconds.
The Taycan Turbo S, on the other hand, has two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, producing 616 hp (459 kW) and 774 lb-ft (1,049 Nm). In Overboost, however, it can represent up to 750 horsepower.
The Taycan Turbo S is significantly more powerful, but it is important to note that it is also much heavier at 5100 pounds (2313 kilograms) than the 911 Turbo S at 3616 pounds (1640 kg).
Of course, weight plays an important role in a drag race, as does traction and the person behind the wheel. With these facts exposed, who do you think has won this one? See the integrated video above.