Road Tests Real world tests of Roadster Sport vs 911 Turbo

0-60mph

Top speed

Roadster Sport
124 mph
911 Turbo
192 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

911 Turbo
11.4 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Tesla Roadster Sport

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Roadster Sport

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Lighter curb weight 2,724 lb vs 3,641 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Porsche 911 Turbo

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Porsche 911 Turbo

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Faster top speed 192 mph vs 124 mph 68 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 285 HP @ 4,400 RPM More than 65% stronger engine
Significantly more torque 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 281 ft-lb @ 0 RPM Around 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 11.4 s vs 12.6 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 8 s vs 11.5 s More than 30% faster to 100mph
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.7 lb/hp vs 9.56 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Roadster Sport  vs
911 Turbo 
Brand Tesla Porsche
Price 128,500 130,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.56 lb/hp 7.7 lb/hp
Maximum hp 285 HP @ 4,400 RPM 473 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 281 ft-lb @ 0 RPM 459 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Fuels
Electricity
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,724 lb 3,641 lb
Width 68 in 72.9 in
Height 44.4 in 51.2 in
Length 155.4 in 175.2 in
Wheelbase 92.6 in 92.5 in

road tests

Roadster Sport  vs
911 Turbo 
Top speed 124 mph 192 mph
1/4 mile 12.6 s 11.4 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 11.5 s 8 s

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive 4WD w/PSM, PTM
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 1 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Tesla Roadster Sport
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Porsche 911 Turbo
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