Elon Musk has just stated that the next speed increase of the Model S via a software update will add 50HP extra. According to him, with this improvement the Model S Raven could beat the Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
Earlier this week, Top Gear featured one of the first real-world tests between the Tesla Model S and the Taycan Porsche. Despite the trust of Elon Musk in his vehicles, it is indeed the German manufacturer that won the challenge.
If the race organized by Top Gear seemed relevant, the magazine Electrek continues to find points to review: "We were expecting the Taycan Turbo S to beat the Model S in the 400m, thanks in part to the two-speed gearbox, but the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is more surprising at Tesla.
Tesla officially announces the performance of the Model S with a 2.4 seconds acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h and the drivers were able to reproduce it under real conditions.
They showed the use of the launch control in the Taycan, but they did not do it for the Model S Performance, which requires a launch command to get the full power output. The fact that they did not show it does not mean they did not use it, but it might explain the difference. "
The YouTube channel DragTimes, which specializes in racing, has analyzed the images of Top Gear and does not come to quite the same conclusions, see for yourself.
Indeed, Elon Musk also commented this race and joined the conclusion of DragTimes that the Tesla Model S can still be improved, will be very quickly with a software update that should give him 50 additional horses. Here is his statement: "DragTimes analysis is correct. In addition, there is a software update for the Model S that comes out to increase the peak power of 50HP, so the Model S should beat the Porsche Taycan Turbo S in the next races at 0 to 100 and 400m. "
We are now looking forward to seeing the Model S with the update, to find out if the Taycan Porsche is still on top. What are your forecasts ?