Drag Race: Tesla Model S Plaid vs Lucid Air vs Porsche Taycan Turbo S [VIDEO]

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In a recent YouTube video, DragTimes pit the three quickest four-door sedans in the world right now — the Tesla Model S Plaid, the Lucid Air Performance Dream Edition, and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, against one another in a series of drag races.

The Lucid Air Performance Dream Edition is equipped with two electric motors that make up an all-wheel-drive powertrain capable of delivering 1,111 horsepower. The all-electric performance sedan weighs 5,236 lbs and starts at $170,000 USD.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is a bit more modest with just 750 horsepower, delivered by a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain with a two-speed transmission. The Taycan Turbo S weighs in at 5,300 lbs and is priced at $218,000 USD.

The Tesla Model S Plaid, on the other hand, starts at only $124,000 USD and weighs 4,833 lbs. The Model S Plaid is powered by a triple-motor all-wheel-drive configuration that produces 1,020 horsepower.

Despite being the cheapest car in contention, the Model S Plaid put the Lucid Air Dream Edition and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S to shame in all three races — two drag races from a stop and one road-style roll race from a minimal speed.

The 1,111 horsepower Lucid Air Dream Edition came the closest of the two other cars to putting up a fight against the Model S Plaid, but it couldn’t pull one over on the world’s fastest production car.

Check out all three drag races in the full video below:

The Model S Plaid boasts a stock 1/4 mile time of 9.23 seconds but has even broken into the 8-second territory. Back in November, Christine Dodworth ran an 8.99 second 1/4 mile at 155 mph, at Maryland International Raceway,

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