It may lack an exciting soundtrack, but make no mistake – the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is a proper four-door supercar.
After all, this is a battery-electric saloon with two motors that generate a maximum output of 750-horsepower and 774 pound-feet (1,050 Nm) of torque. They’re powered by a 93.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that’s positioned under the floor for optimum weight distribution and provides a 192-mile (309-km) EPA rated range.
This isn’t an autonomy test, though, but a full on drag race against one of the greatest naturally aspirated supercars on the planet: the Lamborghini Aventador SV. Thus, it’s performance that matters most.
The Taycan Turbo S does the 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) in a mere 2.6 seconds and maxes out at 161 mph (260 km/h). As for the Aventador SV, which is powered by a 740 HP and 507 lb-ft (690 Nm) 6.5-liter V12, it also sprints to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.6 seconds, yet, unlike the Porsche, it hits a top speed of over 217 mph (350 km/h).
Both of them feature all-wheel drive, yet there is a huge weight difference of around half a ton (~1,100 lbs) between the Lambo and the range-topping Taycan, with the balance tilting in favor of the Italian supercar. Nonetheless, the instant torque of the Taycan Turbo S should help it launch quicker, but can it actually cross the finish line in front of the Aventador SV?