Porsche doesn't like the comparison between the Taycan and the Model S
Porsche's first electric car, the Taycan, continues to raise many questions, especially about its closest rival, the insolent Tesla Model S. Porsche claims that a comparison with the Californian sedan would be highly unfair. Elon Musk, on the other hand, sees this Taycan as a real challenger to his Model S. He therefore accepts the comparison and even dares to challenge Porsche on his favourite field, the Nürburgring.
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume rejects any comparison and confirms that there was no intention to compete with the Model S when the Taycan project was launched four years ago. The answer is logical because it is obvious that the comparison would be painful for Porsche. The Taycan has a slower acceleration and a lower range than the Model S, all at a much higher price.
In the end, it is only the build quality that allows the Taycan to shine against the Model S. Musk is determined to prepare the response with the Plaid mode that would transform the Model S into a real monster. Blume prefers to remain in retreat, but mentions "a lot of respect" for Musk, who has "considerably improved sustainable mobility". He also admits that Porsche cars are more focused on race tracks.
As for knowing if there will be an electric 911, the Porsche CEO is clear: "An electric 911 would not make sense because this engine is not designed for this car. The 911 is an icon born with an equally iconic engine. It will therefore remain equipped with a flat six engine for a long time. However, it is possible that we will add a small electric engine in the future for possible hybridization.