We have some great pictures and video of what might be the first real world drag racing pass of a Porsche 911 997.2 Turbo with the PDK transmission that making some test runs at Rock Falls Raceway, WI. This Porsche 911 997.2 Turbo had been modified by EVOMS with quite an extensive list of upgrades. The car is setup with a set of upgraded 65mm Billet turbochargers along with headers, free flowing cats, 70mm sport exhaust system and a custom tuned ECU by EVOMS to work with the upgrades.
Running on less than optimal 91 octane fuel and a Density Altitude (DA) of 2236 feet, their 911 Turbo ran 10.73 @ 129.7 MPH and hit 130+ MPH traps during another run. Previously the only 1/4 mile times we have for a 911 Turbo with the PDK transmission was reported by a magazine with a stock car running 11.1 @ 129 MPH, which we seriously doubted was possible in the real world. Another magazine tested the 911 Turbo with the 6 speed manual transmission running 11.7 @ 121.8 MPH which seems much more reasonable, although we expect the PDK would do better with it’s ultra fast dual clutch transmission along with it’s launch control setup. We think stock 911 Turbo PDKs will probably run mid 11’s at 125 MPH in the real world.
It’s still pretty early to make judgements on the tuning potential of the 911 997.2 turbo with the PDK transmission, especially given the conditions this car was running in, this same car would be running mid 10’s at 134+ MPH if it had decent fuel at sea level conditions. Even so, we have to compare it against the $84,000 Nissan GT-R with just tuning and exhaust modifications ($4,000) that runs mid 10’s at 133 MPH. The current price to get the same performance numbers in the Porsche could be twice as much. Take a look at the timeslip, pictures and video using the links below: