Would like to see the results of “Model Y challenges Taycan in build and ride quality”.
BUt the Taycan they used was the rear wheel drive one and not the all wheel drive one right?
What an absolutely stupid comparison. CLICK BAIT.
Let's compare based on price. Because that's the end all be-all determining factor.
Sure, that makes sense. By that rationale, the Corvette is better than EVERY Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, etc. because it costs less right? Yes, it costs less. And yes, in some cases, it even beats those cars in a performance metric. Sometimes several or multiple. But does that mean that the Corvette is BETTER? No, not at all!
First of all, there's no "better". Just "whichever you like better". If you can't afford a Taycan, you'll definitely find the Tesla better. If you can afford a Taycan, chances are you'll find that better. Or maybe you'd rather spend the money on something else and find the Taycan "better" but not "better enough for the price".
All the cars you mentioned are sports cars. What makes this different is that it's a CUV vs sports car. Also they clearly state that they chose these because they are close in price, not sure why you wanted to compare on price to try to make a point?
The name Porsche is fast period and screams performance. When one buys a Porsche and spends that kind of money I would think the buyer wants some kind of performance. This "base model" is like delivering a 911 with a Honda civic engine in it IMHO. If you paid attention to the video, the car used had options and actually came out to $100,000 as tested vs 70,000 for the Tesla. Equipped with launch control and air suspension just to name a few, wonder how expensive you can make this car if all options are added? Only options on a Tesla are a tow hitch, homelink and fancier wheels.
The comparison is odd to say the least however it remains a "Porsche" compared to a family oriented (possible 7 seater) crossover that gets severely crushed in every aspect of power. It's not like it was even close and I suspect the standard non performance Y could probably beat the Porsche. That being said, the Tesla Y is the slowest of all Teslas commonly referred to as the slow one.
The Taycan turbo S is the fastest EV out there however once again the new Tesla model S will outdo it come March if one believes what Elon promises. Bottom line is, Teslas are fast cars. Taycan turbo S has a starting price of $215,000 CDN!
I have owned quite a few vehicles over time, still have a ragtop Mercedes SL for summer fun and a GLC AMG. The Tesla Y is by far my favorite ride and puts a huge grin on my face every time I get behind the wheel.
In a straight-line race, the Porsche Taycan and the Tesla Model S are reasonably close. But introduce VIR's two dozen corners and the difference between this year's Taycan Turbo S and the P85D we ran back in 2016 stretches to a 22.2-second gulf, a gap as cataclysmic as the one between a Miata and a Ferrari 430 Scuderia or a Camry and a Charger SRT Hellcat. The Tesla couldn't survive a quarter-lap before overheating and cutting power, which makes any more detailed comparisons—such as speed through the esses, where the Taycan averages 14.8 mph faster than the Model S—irrelevant.
I guess many here aren't old enough to remember when Car and Driver compared a GTO (Pontiac) to a GTO (Ferrari).... ;-)
Maybe it's me, but this growing habit of legacy manufacturers using old nomenclature for brand new BEV's is just dumb. The Mach-E isn't an 'electrified Mustang'. There is no 'turbo' in the Taycan Turbo. C'mon, guys, stop trying to equate these with ICE vehicles! /EndPetPeeve
The price comparison is a fraud. To deck out the base Taycan with Tesla standard features, you need to add about $15,000 worth of options. See the build page for base Taycan. The difference would be even greater if the options on the Model Y in this "race" were to be revealed and matched. It's typical of German cars to make base model prices unrealistic once you look at options.