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English Top Gear journalists find themselves entangled in a strange business after their duel between the Porsche Taycan S and the Tesla Model S P100D.

The English journalists of the magazine Top Gear just released a comparison between the Porsche Taycan S and the Tesla Model S P100D. In the race race in a straight line, the German wins in their video with a small lead over the American.

But looking closer, there are still some strange elements in this video that have not been missed by some experts Tesla mark on the Internet. First of all, the Tesla chrono displayed at the end of the video does not correspond to the one actually recorded during this comparison: according to Top Gear journalists who tried to justify themselves, they preferred to put the times of the Model S P100D in a previous comparison against a Mercedes C63 AMG because "these times were better".

The wrong way

And that's not all: as some experts have noticed and contrary to what Top Gear journalists claim, the Tesla video was probably not in its best mode (the one that allows the best acceleration possible at the start). According to Elon Musk in person who went there from his tweet, the car was probably in "Range Mode" ie the mode favoring consumption on performance. There are also other inconsistencies, such as the Tesla, which seems to leap better than the Porsche at the beginning of the video, while Top Gear's journalists explain that the Porsche "makes the best start and then slips gently in front of the Tesla. ".

In short, the story has probably not finished pouring ink.

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