The Porsche Taycan promises hypercar levels of performance at a fraction of the cost. While it looks pretty promising on paper, how will it fare in a drag race with a McLaren P1?
The McLaren P1 – better known as one of the members of the ‘Holy Trinity’ is a hybrid. It is powered by an old-school 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 and a hybrid system that produce 915 hp and it weighs just 1.5 tons.
While the Porsche may have “Turbo” in its name, it is actually powered by two electric motors – one on each axle. Together, they produce 750 horses and 774 lb-ft. While the Taycan has the advantage when it comes to torque and traction, it is a tad heavier.
In the end, it was the P1 that pips the Porsche EV to the line. It did 0-62 mph in 3.65 seconds and crossed the quarter mile in 10.68 seconds. The Taycan Turbo S hit 62 mph in 2.7 seconds and the quarter mile in 10.82 seconds.