Side by Side Comparison of Tesla Model S P85 vs Porsche 911 Turbo S

   

Comparison Tesla vs Porsche.

Even though electric cars are the best thing to happen to the automobile industry (and to consumers) there are still a lot of knocks and opposition leveled against them. One of these is that they’ll never be able to replicate the performance of super-cars from car-makers like Ferrari and Porsche.

Tesla vs Porsche in a head to head battle

Tesla vs Porsche in a head to head battle

Although this might have been true a decade or so ago, the electric cars of today are faster and offer better performance than a majority of their gas-guzzling counterparts that currently ply our streets. A video comparison of Tesla Model S P85 against a Porsche 911 Turbo S which was uploaded on Youtube by user Connor Zebley perfectly illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of going electric in a world whose streets are still dominated by cars using internal combustion engines.

The Tesla Model S Goes Up Against a Porsche

The Tesla Model S Goes Up Against a Porsche

Tesla’s Model S P85D

The P85D is the performance version of Tesla’s popular Model S electric all-wheel drive vehicle. Much like the 70D and the 85D, it sports an aluminum body that’s lightweight that’s been reinforced with boron steel. Inside the car’s hood is an AC induction motor that is powered by an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery. Aside from giving you 253 miles in one full charge, Tesla’s battery can also push the motor to tops speeds of 155 mph. The car also has a feature that allows you to charge your battery while your car is slowing down. This regenerative breaking system replenishes the car’s battery using the energy generated from the motor’s resistance when it slows down.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S

Perhaps the only feature that the Porsche 911 Turbo S has that’s similar to the Model S is its aluminum-steel composite body. Under the hood, the car has a powerful 3.8 liter 560 hp engine that can manage 6500-6750 rpm. The engine can also exert 516 lb.-ft. of max torque allowing it to go from 0-60 mph in an impressive 2.9 seconds. Additionally, the 911 Turbo S has a relatively higher top speed of 197 mph in comparison of Tesla Model S (in comparison with the Tesla Model S) P85D.

What Makes these Cars Different?

If we were to compare their top speeds and acceleration then there’s no doubt that the better car is the Porsche 911 Turbo S. However, a car is never just about speed and acceleration. If you’re someone who uses these cars for your daily commute to work then chances are you’re not going to hit 100 mph on the road. A much better metric to look at in this comparison of the Tesla Model S P85D and the Porsche 911 Turbo is the price for both of these cars. At $87,500, the Tesla Model S is more affordable and will give you more than decent road performance. On the other hand, the 911 Turbo S costs upwards of $180000 which is more than twice the price of the P85D.

Why Electric Cars Are the Future

As of now, the comparison of Tesla Model S (comparison of the Tesla Model S) to vehicles like the Porsche 911 Turbo S is still showing no signs of ending. However, a conclusion might be close at hand with electric cars like the Tesla Model S P85D showing improved performance and battery life. Additionally, these cars are now becoming more affordable due to various state and federal rebates. The only drawback with their use is that there aren’t enough charging stations in the country as of yet. The good news is that companies like Tesla, BMW, and Daimler are still hard at work building their own networks that should solve the issue of the lack of EV charging stations. Supercars like the Porsche 911 Turbo S will still have their own niche but as Connor Zebley’s video shows, electric vehicles are undoubtedly the future of mainstream private and public transportation.

References: http://www.teslamotors.com/support/model-s-specifications

http://www.porsche.com/usa/models/911/911-turbo-s/featuresandspecs/