Motorsport Magazine lined up the McLaren MP4-12C, Porsche 991 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R for an all out 1000m drag race down an airstrip. While the 991 Turbo S and Nissan GT-R get a nice AWD jump off the line, the McLaren ends up screaming past both of them with ease.
Drive has a video comparison of the brand new Porsche 991 Turbo S going heads up agains the McLaren MP4-12C Spider, both on the track and an all out drag race up to 196 MPH. The results are pretty much what we expected after seeing the dyno results of the 991 Turbo S last week in which it only made a few more horsepower than the outgoing 997.2 Turbo S.
While the 911 Turbo S got a nice jump ahead from the start due to it’s awesome AWD and launch control, the MP4-12C reeled in the gap quickly, easily passing the Turbo S leaving it quite a few car lengths behind before letting off at 196 MPH. We should also note that the MP4-12C used in this test was a Spider which adds around 90 pounds to the car.
The McLaren MP4-12C has proven itself again to be one of the quickest and fastest production cars in the world behind only cars that cost in the millions. 3,000 pounds, mid-engine, 616HP and a 7 speed DCT is proving very hard to beat.
Champion motorsports got their hands on a brand new 2014 Porsche 991 911 Turbo S to use a development car and brought it over to the dyno to see what kind of power the new Turbo S is making. On a Mustang Dyno over at HP Logic, the 991 Turbo S made 486 horsepower and 456 ft-lbs of torque through it’s 7 speed PDK transmission at all 4 wheels. The new Turbo S is rated at 560 HP from Porsche and the dyno numbers line up pretty well with the rated output.
This isn’t an overly impressive number for the new Porsche as we’ve seen the previous 997.2 Turbo S put down 475 horsepower on this same dyno. The numbers that matter should be coming soon as we expect Champion to be hitting the drag strip soon with their new Turbo S.
We’re expecting about the same performance numbers as the previous model, high 10′s at close to 130 MPH.
Here is a good heads up roll race with a 2013 SRT Viper against a 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo S. While it would seem like the Viper has the advantage with it’s 640HP V10 and 3,330 pound weight vs the 911 Turbo’s 530HP flat 6 and 3,500 pound weight, the 911 Turbo’s PDK transmission makes up the difference.
Of course from a stop the outcome would be quite different since the Porsche 911 Turbo’s all wheel drive system coupled with launch control allows for 2.8 second 0-60 times which would put the 911 Turbo 4-5 cars ahead from the start.
Below is the video, while the cars they are testing are incredible, the Road & Track narration is so dull and boring, the guy sounds like he just woke up, too bad Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear didn’t get hold of these cars for the testing.
Here is a great video of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 running heads up and from a roll against a Porsche 911 Turbo S PDK. The Lamborghini has intake and exhaust while the 911 is bone stock. As expected, the 911 gets the LP560 from a digg, but surprisingly, the LP560 was able to pull past the 911 at higher speeds.
Take a look at this video of a heads up drag race between the brand new McLaren MP4-12C vs Ferrari 458 vs Porsche 911 Turbo. The McLaren get’s the jump but still powers way ahead of the Ferrari and Porsche.
The new McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a Twin Turbo V8 putting out close to 600HP through a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. Weighing in at less than 3,000 pounds the MP4-12C is set to be a benchmark setting super car.
Here is a close race between a Lamborghini Balboni LP550-2 against a Porsche 911 Turbo EVOMS with the Lambo pulling slightly ahead and holding on to it’s lead throughout the race. The Lamborghini Balboni is a special rear wheel drive version of the Gallardo LP560 which is clearly demonstrated at the beginning of the video with it’s nice burnouts.
Car and Driver just did some heads up testing with the brand new Ferrari 458 Italia and the Porsche 911 Turbo S. While these aren’t real world drag racing results, it’s the first we’ve seen for these cars, so we’ll post em up to compare.
Porsche’s latest 911 Turbo S equipped with the 7 speed dual clutch PDK transmission seems like a bargain at just $162k especially in the performance numbers when compared against the Ferrari. While the 911 Turbo S is 50 pounds heavier than the Ferrari and has less horsepower, it leaves the Ferrari way behind with it’s all wheel drive and launch control systems. The 911 Turbo S ran 10.8 @ 129 MPH with a 0-60 time of just 2.7 seconds. The 911 continues to pull hard reaching 140 MPH in just 13 seconds, a full 2 seconds quicker than the Ferrari.
When looking at the power and torque numbers between the two cars, the Ferrari produces 398 ft-lbs of torque at 6000 RPM while the 911 Turbo is pushing out 516 ft-lbs of torque at just 2100 RPM. We imagine the 911 “feels” a lot quicker when driving around town as you don’t have to be screaming at 6-9k RPM to get a decent rush of power. Take a look through the links below for the complete stats for each car.
Here are a few real world pictures of a couple of moderately disguised 998 Porsche Turbos cruising the streets of Hollywood, California. The pictures taken by AllanLambo clearly show the side intakes giving away their “turbo” status. The front is unmasked while the rear is heavily covered up from the rear spoiler down to the bumper.