A video was posted on the foreign YouTube channel carwow showing a race in a straight line, in which an electric Audi RS E-Tron GT participated, 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 competitors 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,” according to 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. It has 778 horsepower, making it the most powerful car in the race.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Audi e-tron GT 2021 from the FineAuto team: