Porsche Taycan Turbo S vs Tesla Model S


After eight uncontested years, Tesla’s Model S finally has a worthy rival in the new Porsche Taycan. The first electric Porsche of the modern era, the Taycan is as fast as it is desirable. So, how does Porsche – a decades-old brand rooted in deep heritage – size up against the teener company Tesla on its home turf? Can the new Porsche Taycan Turbo S top the Tesla Model S? Can an old dog learn new tricks? These are the questions we’re setting out to answer in this model comparison.

If you’re looking for an instantaneous response, you’re certain to find it here. EVs like the Taycan and Model S can switch on acceleration like a light bulb. The Taycan Turbo S lurches to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds, putting it in the lead for time-warping acceleration. The Taycan Turbo also reaches the 150-mph mark 3.3 ticks sooner at 15.2 seconds. Tesla’s Model S takes 18.5 seconds to reach its top speed of 150 mph, and it’s much fussier in achieving those figures.


2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S 


Tesla Model S 

2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC Powertrain 1 permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 1 AC induction
750 hp, 774 lb-ft Combined Output 778 hp, 841 lb-ft
control arms / multilink Suspension (Front / Rear) multilink / multilink
2.4 seconds  Acceleration (0-60 MPH)  2.5 seconds 

Advantages of the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

The Taycan Turbo S has an air suspension as standard, but you can opt for the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport system. In either case, the Taycan is beautifully weighted and full of sensations, making it the closest you can get to the 911 in an electric model. The Tesla Model S has an electronic stability control system that keeps it in check, but it isn’t nearly as composed.

Inside the Porsche Taycan, low bolstered seating leaves no doubt about its sporting pretensions. A touchscreen digital instrument panel plus an 8.4-inch touchscreen and 10.9-inch infotainment screen in the center stack all coalesce to create a truly intuitive experience. With the option of the leather interior in black, leather-free Race-Tex interior, and 14-way power seats, among other features, EV enthusiasts can customize the Porsche Taycan to fit their needs and preferences.

Our verdict? The Taycan Turbo S offers gripping electric-powered performance comparable to that of world-class sports cars. You can find it here at Porsche Kansas City. Explore our new Porsche inventory, or reach out to a dealership representative using the form below for more details on the rich heritage and riveting performance of the Porsche lineup.