Can a $187,400 USD Porsche Taycan Turbo S beat a $180,500 Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance in an EV drag racing showdown? The former boasts a dual-motor powertrain that generates 761 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque, all in a 5,060-pound package. Now its competition also packs two electric motors that produce 1,050 hp and 1,025 lb-ft of torque in a 5,254-pound package.
Most might be thinking the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance would be faster in just about any scenario, but power isn’t everything. As you can see in the races, traction and weight are very big factors when it comes to drag racing. With that said, all of the races were very close, despite the power and weight differences between the vehicles.
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Another thing is that Porsche has 761 hp only during launch control (they call it overboost). When cruising it goes down to 625 hp. It would be really cool and probably more useful (overtaking etc.) if they allowed driver to activate overboost with press of a button (similar to sport response),” said one commenter.