VIDEO: Watch the electric Porsche Taycan take on the 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 Cup
Friday 22nd January, 2021 - 2:50pm
Porsche has been adamant since day one that the all-new Taycan is a true sports car that happens to be electric. To demonstrate they mean business Porsche Australia has pitched the four-door EV up against the most track capable cars it builds today – the 911 GT3 RS road car and the 911 GT3 Cup.
The Taycan Turbo has a 500kW powertrain with dual electric motors that gives it a top speed of 260km/h and the ability to launch 0-100km/h in just 3.2 seconds. The 911 GT3 RS is powered by a 383kW 4.0-litre flat-six and is the most extreme road car the company makes, engineered with track use in mind. Finally, the 911 GT3 Cup is the German brand’s Carrera Cup racer, powered by a race-tuned version of the same 4.0-litre flat-six, making only 357kW but with a chassis optimised for racing including slick racing tyres.
As you’ll see in the video above, Porsche drafted in three highly experienced drivers to handle this comparison between the three very different models at Sandown Raceway. 2017 Bathurst 1000 winner Luke Youlden is entrusted with the Taycan, Chris Pither is in the GT3 RS and Tony D’Alberto is behind the wheel of the 911 GT3 Cup.
So, how does the Taycan Turbo fare against its pure sports car siblings? Check out the video for the surprising result.