Submitted by adoh2010 on September 7, 2019
Now that Elon Musk is sending a model S to the nurburgring to try and beat the Taycan's record, I hope that they really tested the battery system on a simulation to maximize the overall performance. The perfect power withdraw across every stretch of the track to prevent overheating while getting the fastest time possible.
Hopefully this is not another rushed decision just because Porsche pissed him off with that turbo badge B.S. and all the Tesla-bashing Porsche has been doing with the Taycan.
In theory, the model S is lighter and has more kWh, which translates to faster 0-60 times. The Porsche however has a 2 speed transmission at the rear drive unit. This should be close if everything's done right.
Have they Germaned the hell out of that run and calculated for every variable, including ambient temperature on the day of testing, or are they going to embarrass us? We'll figure out next week "if they ever publish the results"
Good luck Tesla!