Gas vs. Electric Power: BMW M8 duels Porsche Taycan
In its latest YouTube video, AutoBildSportsCars pits the electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S up against the gasoline-powered BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition on EuroSpeedway Lausitz.
The Taycan approached the 4.5-kilometer (2.8-mile) long racetrack packing dual electric engines jointly capable of 761 hp (567 kW) and 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) of torque.
The BMW also made do with its stock/non-tuned drivetrain, which in its case meant a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 625 hp (466 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque.
Both cars have four-wheel drive, which is direct in the case of the Taycan. The BMW utilizes its newest eight-speed automatic transmission. It also weighs 400 kg (880 lbs) less than its rival does and costs €20,000 less.
The Porsche showed its superiority straight from the start, launching 0.4 seconds faster than the BMW did, but in the end, both cars showed very similar lap times.
Editor Andrew Raspopov