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Porsche Taycan dethrones Tesla Model 3 as the fastest EV to cross the USA

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Porsche Taycan dethrones Tesla Model 3 as the fastest EV to cross the USA

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On December 31, 2020, a bunch of EV aficionados set a new EV record for a Armament Run in a Porsche Taycan 4S. The group beat the antecedent record, held by a Tesla Model 3 Long Range, by 51 minutes.

The Armament Run is a fabled and adulterine cross-country road trip-race combo that sees drivers attack to get from New York to Los Angeles as bound as possible.

It was first developed to beef the growing number of speed limits being activated to US roads. With road safety being more important than ever, the abstraction is anachronous and not article anyone should disregard anymore.

Though the format isn’t absolutely dead. Modern drivers are now using the abstraction to test electric agent (EV) range, and set specific battery-powered annal for the transcontinental crossing.

It might not sound like a massive achievement; the agitation record is well under 30 hours and the Porsche is a fast car after all. But the Tesla has the advantage of a robust and abounding Supercharger network, and a longer range amid charges.

To degrade the Tesla, drivers of the Taycan took advantage of Amaze America’s charging network. When alive at its best, the network’s chargers can bear up to 350 kW to the Porsche making it the fastest charging EV on the planet.

In optimal conditions, Porsche says this is enough to add 100 km (62 miles) of range in just five minutes.

Tesla’s V2 Superchargers top out at 150 kW, and its V3 Superchargers bear peak power of 250 kW — a 350 kW V4 unit is in the works.

Check out the time-lapse video below from Out of Spec Motoring to see how it went. A full road trip report is on the way, so keep your eyes peeled for a more abundant look at what it takes to get across the US in two days in an EV.

It goes after saying, we don’t disregard the lawbreaking apparatus of this record-breaking attempt. However, it should give plenty of food for anticipation to those that say it’s absurd because basement isn’t good enough.

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Published January 8, 2021 — 10:11 UTC

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