It's not really surprising. A Tesla-related site is taking at word, what a Tesla-centered YouTuber has to say as fact which is coincidentally, praise that Tesla beat Porsche before the car or powertrain even released.I don’t follow electric car news but obviously Porsche raised my interest (not that I would have enough money to afford one) as I mentioned before. If one thing proves that Musk, Tesla and their seemingly blind fans fear the Taycan, this is it:
It became quite clear that Teslarati (don’t wanna comment on the name) don’t really know what an actual car is and are truly blindly believing anything their chosen Elon says, it’s like a sect or something...
EDIT: just to be clear, I believe that what Tesla did for the electric cars is great, no question about that. I don’t like the attitude showcased in articles like the one I linked.
It's not really surprising. A Tesla-related site is taking at word, what a Tesla-centered YouTuber has to say as fact which is coincidentally, praise that Tesla beat Porsche before the car or powertrain even released.
Whoever that YouTuber is, has a lot of arrogance. His entire argument is just "better battery & powertrain", but he doesn't seem intent on explaining why the Plaid system is better, or more likely, because he just takes Elon's tweet at heart. Performance wise, he's talking about Tesla beating its electric vehicle record at Laguna Seca going from 1:43 to 1:36, except its a prototype vehicle, so it doesn't actually break any production lap records. He also looks forward to Tesla using the prototype to break Porsche's 'Ring record and post the video.
Of course, he argues this point that Porsche's Taycan isn't a record because it's got... the safety equipment required (and supposedly, altered software) before admitting the Tesla in Germany will... also have safety equipment.
What baffles me though, is he says Tesla could potentially destroy the powertrain going after the 'Ring record. I guess being blinded by brand loyalty is more severe than I thought because what's the point in attempting a production car lap record if the car your consumer drives can't actually do the same? Mr. brand loyalty concludes towards the end that the Model S can't last 3 or 4 laps on a normal track because the battery shuts down. So, this record means nothing and really shouldn't even be attempted b/c it's quite clear, the cars are not built for such abuse. Leave it to the Roadster.
That's because, as everyone here has seen, Porsche has had the Taycan under the knife for 3-4 years since it was first revealed as a concept. They didn't just see Tesla raise the bar and rush out a car to beat it.I'm completely with you. I gotta be honest, I didn't bother to watch the video as it would simply boil my brain I'm definitely partial to Porsche as they have proven from time to time that they have a pretty good idea how to build cars that actually work - and if they say that the Taycan can do certain things, they are most likely right. I do realize that I'm seemingly almost as blind as the Tesla fans but at least history has proven that the gentlemen and -women know their stuff when it comes to the Nordschleife.
It’s a sports car. There’s no doubt about that. But it’s not the sports car you might expect. Its powertrain is completely new, but, like that of every
Porsche, is based on technology tested in motorsports. Two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSMs), similar to those in the 919 Hybrid that won Le Mans, propel the car and recover energy when braking
It seems if there's anything I learned from Tesla-bro's video, Tesla's Plaid mode will up the costs of the cars and Porsche will probably introduce some models under the Turbos to increase availability, so they will likely grow closer in the market.The word I forgot to mention before is desperation. It seems that the Taycan has hit a nerve truly hard at Tesla and in its orbiting cult. Again, I gotta admit that I don't really follow the e-car scene but the BMW i3 or the ID.R didn't push them into full defense mode. Sure, the press is also eager to shout whateverkiller anytime they can, no doubt it did some extra triggering in the loyal/blind fan base that their beloved Model S got finally a true competitor.
Whether the Taycan actually occupies the same market space as the Model S I honestly don't know. Sizewise most certainly, price is obviously a very different ballgame. We know that cheaper versions are coming and many argue that quite a few people bought a Model S who can easily afford a Taycan Turbo/Turbo S but there was nothing else really available, hence their Tesla purchase. We'll see how the Taycan will perform on the market. I would expect it to be profitable even if they don't do superb on numbers - but where Porsche excels is pushing the envelope and that's certainly happening. The reactions for me are very clear, if nothing else, this truly concerns Tesla and its fans.
Dead battery isn't really "broken". Hence not broken down.I would classify that as breaking down. Just because it's not a mechanical fault doesn't change what it's considered.
Also, lighten up a little. Elon doesn't even know you exist, he's not going to be mad if you take a break from defending him.
I would classify that as breaking down. Just because it's not a mechanical fault doesn't change what it's considered.
Dead battery isn't really "broken". Hence not broken down.
It could be that they just ran out of charge before the lap was over,