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2021 Porsche Taycan vs. 2021 Tesla Model S

2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S


2021 Tesla Model S Performance
83.7 kWh


102.5 kWh
800 V

Running Voltage

375 V
750 hp


691 hp
161 mph

Top Speed

163 mph
2.4 sec onds

0-60 mph

2.4 seconds

Repeatable Performance


Among the titans of the EV segment, the 2021 Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S battle head to head with Matthews customers. It’s easy to see why so many drivers find themselves torn between the Porsche vs. Tesla. Both models offer incredible performance, ultra-luxe style, and all the high-tech features you could ever want. However, we think the Porsche Taycan just edges out the Tesla Model S. Let’s take a closer look at the evidence.

Porsche vs. Tesla: Power and Charging

While EV vehicles of the past were efficient but underpowered, Porsche and Tesla have effectively changed everything that you thought you knew about the segment. Both models include dual-speed transmissions, which allow these EV powerhouses to surge from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds – that’s 1.3 times the force of gravity! However, we think that the Porsche Taycan has the edge when it comes to performance with its aggressive 750 hp in the Taycan Turbo S model. The Tesla Model S Performance model falls a little short at just 691 hp.

Not only does the Porsche offer more power, but it’s also the better performer when it comes to charging.

  • Rapid Charging: The Tesla Model S takes 30 minutes to charge from 0 to 80% capacity, while the Porsche Taycan only takes 22 minutes.
  • Cruising Range: The Porsche has an EPA-estimated* 201 miles of cruising range. Tesla promises 400 to 500 miles in the Model S, but third-party testing has shown it only reaches around half that claim in real world driving.
  • Performance Degradation: The Porsche does not have the performance degradation of the Tesla, which means you can repeat that impressive 0-60 mph to quarter mile time over and over.

Porsche vs. Tesla: Luxury

While Tesla has made a name for itself in the EV segment, Porsche has been an international powerhouse for decades. Because Porsche is so well-known for unbridled innovation and undeniable opulence, it’s no surprise the Porsche Taycan interior can be customized beyond your wildest expectations, with options including:

  • 41 inches of digital displays and controls
  • 24 leather and Race-Tex seating options
  • 12 thread choices
  • Multiple seat belt colors
  • Adaptive seating and massage
  • 17 exterior colors
  • 8 wheel options

By comparison, the Tesla sticks with the basics. Choose from 5 exterior color choices, 3 pleather seating options, and 2 wheel options. So while both options are plenty stylish, it’s the Porsche that delivers the luxury and personalization that many Indian Trail performance enthusiasts crave.

Find Out More with Hendrick Porsche

Between the Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S, both are cutting-edge models that give the EV segment a great name. However, the Porsche Taycan just offers a better experience overall. If you’re ready to see our new Porsche Taycan inventory up close, contact us at Hendrick Porsche. We’d be happy to set you up on a test drive in Charlotte – just a short drive from Pineville.

*EPA estimates. Your results will vary depending on a wide variety of conditions.

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