The Huracan Evo is lighter but the Tayacan has more power and torque.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has already proven to be a frighteningly fast electric sedan. We've watched it go flat out at 161 mph on the German autobahn and beat its arch-rival, the Tesla Model S, in a drag race. But is it capable of outrunning lighter combustion-powered supercars in the quarter-mile run?
To find out, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S was pitted against a Lamborghini Huracan Evo on the dragstrip. If you need a refresher, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is powered by two electric motors generating a combined 750 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque.
Power is sent to all four wheels, enabling the electric sedan to sprint from 0-62 mph in just 2.6 seconds, making it one of the quickest production cars on the market. Considering it weighs 5,300 pounds, the acceleration is astonishing.
The Lamborghini Huracan Evo, on the other hand, produces 630 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque from a 5.2-liter V10, which is also sent to all four wheels. 0-62 mph is achieved in 2.9 seconds. Tipping the scales at 3,650 pounds, the Huracan Evo is considerably lighter than the Taycan. But as this drag race demonstrates, the combustion-powered supercar is no match for the Taycan's instant torque delivery.
While the Huracan Evo struggles to gain traction in the slippery conditions, the Taycan's acceleration is smooth and effortless, enabling it to gain a significant lead. In the first race, the Taycan crossed the quarter-mile in in 10.39 seconds at 129.64 mph, while the Huracan Evo took 10.73 seconds at 126.1 mph.
In race two, it looked like the Huracan Evo launched a little too early. This allowed it to pull ahead of the Porsche, but it still posted a slower quarter-mile time of 10.68 seconds at 132.14 mph compared to the Taycan, which crossed the line in 10.43 seconds at 131.14 mph. As hard as the driver tried, the combustion-powered supercar couldn't match the pace of the Porsche Taycan in the final duel, posting a time of 10.62 seconds at 132.78 mph, while the Taycan Turbo S did it in 10.41 seconds at 129.50 mph.
Nevertheless, the Huracan Evo's times were hardly slow. We would also rather listen to the sweet sound of the Huracan Evo's 5.2-liter V10 screaming its lungs out compared to the near-silent Taycan.