Earlier this week, Porsche released its first all-electric sports car, Taycan, at an event that was simulcast from three different places around the world: Canada, Germany and China. Following the announcement, the German carmaker boasted that a prototype version of Taycan "conquered" the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife racing track in Germany with a record time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds.
While not really relevant to your average car buyer, hitting the so-called "Green Hell" course is still an important feather in Porsche's hood as it seeks to market its new model as the fastest and most high-tech EV in his class.
In what I assume is completely unrelated news, Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that Tesla will take a Model S to the famous Nürburgring next week. There is no doubt that this timing is completely random and has nothing to do with the release of another so-called "Tesla killer" that critics claim will put Musk's company out of business.
Tesla, to be sure, dare I say, ridiculously fast cars. The Performance version of the Model S boasts an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 2.4 seconds, which is a hair faster than the 2.6 seconds that Porsche says Taycan Turbo S takes to make a similar sprint. However, it remains to be seen whether Musk's car can take 20.8 km (20.8 km) of track faster than 7 minutes and 42 seconds.
Musk clearly saw Taycan & # 39; s debut with great interest. In addition to his Nürburgring tweet, the CEO of Tesla also adjusted Porsche to name the two versions of Taycan "Turbo" and "Turbo S." (the car does not have a turbocharger). be spoiled for a fight, and depending on how well the Model S is doing in Germany next week, it looks like he's getting one.