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Taycan- Even with a 2-Speed Gearbox Can Not Accelerate Like a Tesla

Taycan- Even with a 2-Speed Gearbox Can Not Accelerate Like a Tesla

Did anybody else pick up on this curiosity? Shouldn't a lighter weight Porsche Taycan with a 2-speed gearbox have the advantage over a heavier, single-speed Tesla Model S? That's the whole point of shifting gears- faster in the low-end AND high-end!

A Tesla Performance Model S with one gear can beat the Taycan off the line, to 60mph, and possibly in the 1/4 mile (see link below). Imagine how hampered the Taycan would be WITHOUT utilizing the 2-speed "crutch"! Kind of embarrassing in my opinion. At least Porsche seems to be making a genuine effort, but when the king of performance has to play a game of smoke-and-mirrors just to have SOME bragging rights, it seems to speak volume about what Tesla has accomplished and what lies ahead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul-pGmqggZw