Porsche Taycan vs. Lamborghini Aventador SV drag race.

Porsche Taycan humiliates Lamborghini Aventador SV at the dragstrip

In this era of the electric car revolution, power is not directly proportional to the amount of roar an internal combustion supercar can make. Porsche Taycan literally crushed a Lamborghini Aventador SV in a 1/4-mile drag race. Welcome to the new world of car racing where family sedans and saloons kick some serious sports car butt.

YouTube channel LoveCars organized a drag race between a top-end Porsche Taycan Turbo S against a Lamborghini Aventador SV that’s loaded with a 6.2L naturally aspirated V12 engine. Massive power challenges the cruel silence of the Taycan EV and gets defeated. You can guess the sheer feeling I am getting while writing these words, gratifying, to say the least.

The official 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) times of both of these monsters are identical i.e. 2.8 seconds but the results (below) show that the Lambo did not do its best 0-62 in this attempt. A poor launch maybe or the winds at the abandoned airport, I am not sure.

I have been an admirer of the Porsche Taycan design since its launch, especially when comparing it to the somewhat outdated Tesla Model S but the Lambo Aventador is a treat for the eyes too, however a bit small for people of my taste.

Let’s have a brief specs comparison of both these potent cars before racing on to watching the drag race video below.

Table 1.1: Porsche Taycann Turbo S vs. Lamborghini Aventador SV Specs

OptionsPorsche Taycan Turbo SLamborghini Aventador SV
Battery-Pack/Engine93.4 kWh6.5L V12, 60°, MPI (Multi Point Injection)
DrivetrainDual Motor, All Wheel Drive4MATIC+ (AWD)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)2.8s2.8s
Top speed162 mph (261 km/h) Software limited217 mph (350 km/h)
Launch controlYesN/A
Horsepower761hp (564.4 kW)750 hp (559.2 kW)
Max.Torque1,050 Nm 690 Nm
Curb weight5,225 lbs (2,370 kg)3,900 lbs (1,769 kg)
Starting Price (USD)$185,000$650,000

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Table 1.2: Drag Race Results

Tesla Model S P100DLamborghini Aventador S RoadsterWinner
10.79 secs @128.1 mph11.55 secs @118.65 mphgPorsche Taycan by -0.79 secs

Lambo Aventador also challenged the Tesla Model S Performance earlier this year and lost 2 out of three attempts at the race and 1 attempt resulted in a draw. Now losing to Porsche Taycan, the super famous Italian sports carmaker should worry a bit, maybe a lot.

Taycan might have a low number in terms of EPA estimated range but on the performance front, Porsche has created a masterpiece. With the hefty price tag and range anxiety in place, Porsche Taycan might not become a daily city car like the Tesla Model 3 but will be showing off its muscle on the race tracks for a long time to come.

It’s still not clear what strategy Porsche is working on to eliminate the low range element from an otherwise excellent car.

Related: Tesla Model 3 vs. Porsche Taycan spec-for-spec comparison.

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Iqtidar Ali
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Iqtidar Ali reports on the latest happenings at Tesla and Electric Vehicle forefront. With over 1 decade of experience in website development, he's our IT resource as well.

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