Before Tesla, Elon Musk used to own Porsches. He may still have some for all we know.
In fact, there’s evidence he has owned several Porsches over the years.
In his early days as an entrepreneur, he purchased a used Porsche 911, which he later crashed into a ditch.
He has also owned a Porsche Boxster and a Porsche 930 Turbo, which he sold in 2019.
There’s even an urban legend that he even tried to have someone put an electric engine in one of his Porsches.
In a 2014 interview with Auto Express, Musk told the writer that he had considered putting a Tesla powertrain into a Porsche 911, but ultimately decided against it because it would have been too difficult to retrofit the car.
However, this was before Tesla acquired a German company called Grohmann Engineering, which specializes in retrofitting cars with electric powertrains, so it’s possible that Musk’s views on the feasibility of such a project may have changed since then.
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Today, the Porsche Taycan is the first electric vehicle from the legendary German carmaker and the main challenger to Tesla’s domination in the electric vehicle space.
With its impressive performance, range, and charging capabilities, the Taycan is being touted as a true rival to Tesla’s vehicles.
And we think in many ways it’s just a better choice.
In this article, we will explore why the Taycan is better than Tesla by comparing their features and specifications.
Among other things, we will look at performance, charging times, interior design, brand reputation safety features, and more to determine which one is truly superior.
The Porsche Taycan is known for its high-performance capabilities, with quick acceleration and precise handling. It also has a lower center of gravity than the Tesla Model S, which can enhance its agility and stability on the road.
The Porsche Taycan can charge faster than the Tesla Model S, with the ability to recharge up to 80% of its battery in just 22.5 minutes at a 350 kW charging station. The Tesla Model S, on the other hand, can charge up to 80% in around 40 minutes. What this means is that the Taycan is able to hit a charging rate of 270 kW – the highest of any EV you can currently buy. The Tesla Model S, meanwhile, tops out at 200 kW. That means longer charging times at DC fast charges.
The Porsche Taycan has a luxurious and sporty interior design that is characteristic of Porsche’s high-end cars. The Tesla Model S, on the other hand, has a minimalist and futuristic interior design. So if luxury and sport are your game, then the Taycan is for you.
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Porsche has been around for over 90 years! In other words, it has a very long and storied history of producing high-performance sports cars that are known for their precision engineering, quality craftsmanship, and iconic design. This legacy has helped to establish Porsche as a brand that is synonymous with luxury, performance, and innovation and has given the company a very loyal customer base and iconic brand identity with which no relative newcomer can compete.
The Taycan 4S begins at $103,800, not including delivery charges. Options such as Porsche’s InnoDrive active safety cost an additional $3,600 and the performance package increases the price by $6,400 – so your total is going to be closer to $113,800 with those options. The Base Tesla Model S Long Range starts at $79,990 plus delivery. But there are not as many options to add to a Tesla compared to the Porsche. According to Greencar’s tally: Premium paint, interior, and wheels will add $8,500 while the addition of Tesla’s self-driving tech is another $8,000. That brings the total to about $96,490. However, the Porsche Taycan is the more premium-looking and handling car by far. And you can expect to pay a little extra for that superior design. “If price were no object, we’d all be driving the new Taycan,” Greencar concludes.
When it comes to design the Taycan is a blast of fresh air borrowing a bit from another Porsche, the Panamera. The Taycan is edgier than the Tesla and features the biggest brakes – both rotors and calipers. The exterior of the 4S has been around for a while and is starting to look a bit staid by comparison. And on the inside, the Taycan is the clear winner, according to Greencar. It’s got perfectly ergonomic leather seats and ample room for four adults, and the Turbo S also sports a gorgeous tinted glass roof and superior design throughout. From a technology perspective, you’ll love having more than 41″ of digital displays and controls throughout your world-class cabin – something not true with the Tesla. And the Porsche Taycan gives you nearly two dozen leather and Race-Tex color combinations for your seat surfaces. If you prefer limited pleather seating in black, white, or tan, then the Tesla Model S might work fine. So Porsche takes this round as well.
The Porsche Taycan has superior acceleration, with a 0-60 mph time of just 2.6 seconds compared to the Tesla Model S’s 3.1 seconds.
The Taycan is built with premium materials and craftsmanship that surpass that of the Tesla.
If you’re in the market for a new car, the Porsche Taycan is definitely worth considering.
It’s a powerful electric vehicle that offers great performance and a stylish design.
And it’s a Porsche.
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