Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model 3 comparison

Tesla Model 3 Performance vs. Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S, spec for spec comparison

Porsche Taycan has taken the internet by storm since its world debut earlier this week, even Elon Musk felt the urge to throw a couple of tweets at it, yes the Taycan is the hot topic in the car universe right now, but the rivals it is facing are fierce, like the Model S P100D and everyone’s favorite Tesla Model 3 Performance.

The top measures of an electric car’s worth is how much range it can give you on a max charge, how quickly it can be charged and the abundance of the charging network — but Porsche USA website has totally gotten rid of any mention on their Taycan home page of the word ‘range‘, strange!

The range numbers mentioned in the following comparison table are taken from the presentation at the unveiling event, which is based on the WLTP standard i.e. infamous for reporting more range than expected in the real-world experience.

Although price-wise Model 3 vs. Taycan is no comparison as the ratio is around 2.5:1, it is interesting to know how much value for money a Tesla Model 3 is providing with some comparable features and performance numbers.

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Jump to: Exterior Dimensions and Weight | Battery, Charging and Range | Drivetrain and Suspension | Performance

  Tesla Model 3 Performance thumbnail image in red Porsche Taycan Turbo thumbnail image in blue Porsche Taycan Turbo S thumbnail image in white

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Options Tesla Model 3 Performance Porsche Taycan Turbo Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Length 184.8" (4,694 mm) 195.4" (4,963 mm)
Width 82.2" (2,088 mm) 84.4" (2,144 mm)
Width (Mirrors folded) 76.1" (1,933 mm) 77.4" (1,966 mm)
Height 56.8" (1,443 mm) 54.4" (1,382 mm)
Wheelbase 113.2" (2,875 mm) 114.2" (2,901 mm)
Wheel size and design 20" V-Sport Performance Wheels 20" Taycan Turbo Aero Wheels 21" Mission-E Design Wheels
Curb weight 3,814 lbs (1,444 kg) 5,132 lbs (2,327 kg) 5,121 (2,322 kg)
 

Battery, Charging, and Range

Options Tesla Model 3 Performance Porsche Taycan Turbo Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Cell Type Liquid-cooled lithium ion cells Lithium ion pouch configuration
Battery Pack 74 kWh 93.4 kWh
Pack Configuration 4 modules/96 bricks/23 or 25 cells in each brick/4,196 total cells (2170 form factor)* 12 cells per module / 33 modules/396 total cells (198s2p)
Pack Weight 1,054 lbs (478 kg) 1,389 lbs (634 kg)
5 min Charging 75 miles (120 km) @ 250 kW / V3 Superchargers 62 miles (100 km) @ 270 kW max
Miles of range gain per kWh** 3.0 2.1
Range 310 miles (499 km) EPA 279 miles (450 km) WLTP 256 mi (411 km) WLTP
* Further Study: Tesla Model 3 battery pack disintegration and observations. **Further Study: CleanTechnica
 

Drivetrain and Suspension

Options Tesla Model 3 Performance Porsche Taycan Turbo Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Drivetrain Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive
Motor type, front and rear Front: AC induction, Rear: switched reluctance, partial permanent magnet — both with silicon carbide inverters (source) Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PSM)
Transmission Single Speed Clutchless 10:1Reduction Gear Single-speed front / Two-speed dog-ring rear
Front axle Double wishbone, virtual steer axis front suspension with coil over twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar Independent multi-link rear suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear axle Independent multi-link rear suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar Aluminum multi-link axle with subframe, PASM with adaptive air suspension
Suspension extras Lowered suspension as compared to non-performance variants N/A
 

Performance

Options Tesla Model 3 Performance Porsche Taycan Turbo Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Acceleration 0-60 mph with Launch Control 3.2 s 3.0 2.6
Repeatable Launch Controls Yes Yes Yes
Top Track Speed 162 mph (261 km/h) [watch] 161 mph (259 km/h) 161 mph (259 km/h)
Drag Coefficient 0.23 Cd 0.22 Cd 0.25 Cd
 

Starting Price (MSRP/USD)

Tesla Model 3 Performance Porsche Taycan Turbo Porsche Taycan Turbo S
$55,990 $150,900 $185,000
Ligthed 'T' for Tesla Model 3 by EVANNEX

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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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