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I have been an admirer of the Porsche Taycan design since its launch, especially when comparing it to the somewhat outdated Tesla Model S but the Lambo Aventador is a treat for the eyes too, however a bit small for people of my taste.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
|Options||Porsche Taycan Turbo S||Lamborghini Aventador SV|
|Battery-Pack/Engine||93.4 kWh||6.5L V12, 60°, MPI (Multi Point Injection)|
|Drivetrain||Dual Motor, All Wheel Drive||4MATIC+ (AWD)|
|0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)||2.8s||2.8s|
|Top speed||162 mph (261 km/h) Software limited||217 mph (350 km/h)||Launch control||Yes||N/A|
|Horsepower||761hp (564.4 kW)||750 hp (559.2 kW)|
|Max.Torque||1,050 Nm||690 Nm|
|Curb weight||5,225 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 P100D||Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster||Winner|
|10.79 secs @128.1 mph||11.55 secs @118.65 mphg||Porsche 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.