Watch Twisty Track Battle: Porsche Taycan Turbo S Vs BMW M8 Gran Coupe
12 May 2020 - insideevs
AUTO BILD asks, "Can volts outrun pistons on track?" There's only one way to find out.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S and BMW M8 Gran Coupe are both incredible cars in many ways. In fact, both are arguably driver's cars, but not exactly in the same context. While both cars are performance-oriented and handle well, the Taycan's suspension was designed with agility in mind. The Bimmer won't disappoint around curves, but it leans more toward ride comfort. With all of that said, we're rooting for the Taycan, of course, since the M8 burns fossil fuel.
Both the all-electric Porsche and gas-powered BMW crank out 625 horsepower to the wheels, though the Taycan can produce 761 horsepower during its launch control. The Porsche is almost 900 pounds heavier, though, due to its large battery pack. On the flip side, the pack also works to give the Taycan a low and even center of gravity. Clearly, all of this means very little until we actually get these bad boys out on the twisty track.
For comparison, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S carries a starting price of $185,000. The BMW M8 Gran Coupe can be had for some $130,000. Check out the video to see which car wins this epic track battle. Then, start some conversation in our comment section below.