Take a look at this heads up run between a new Porsche 911 Turbo S with tune and exhaust and a Nissan GT-R with tune, exhaust and E85 fuel setup. It’s a close race with the both cars running in the 10’s and GT-R edging out the Porsche by a few tenths.
While we’re still waiting for the Lamborghini Huracan to hit the streets over here in the US, they are out and about elsewhere in the world. We came across some video of a brand new Lamborghini Huracan in Rosso Mars running heads up vs a Porsche 911 Turbo S PDK Cabriolet. The Huracan’s 5.2L V10 with 610 horsepower, 7 speed dual clutch transmission and 3,450 pound curb weight should put it pretty far ahead of the Porsche’s 3.8L Twin Turbocharged Flat 6 with 530 horsepower and a 7 speed PDK transmission and 3,600 curb weight. However, the races are very close with each car Read More
The results are in for the first real world 1/4 mile testing of the all new Porsche 918 Spyder. Powered by a 4.6L V8 engine augmented with twin electric motors for a combined output of 887 horsepower, the 918 Spyder ended up running a 10.00 @ 143 MPH by Road & Track at a drag strip north of Austin, TX. Even with the 125 HP electric motor powering the front wheels you can still hear quite a bit of wheel spin during the launch, with some better track prep or better tires the 918 should dip into the 9’s as the Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
Road & Track did a heads up all out drag racing comparison of 3 cars in the 2 second club; cars that go from 0-60 MPH in under 3 seconds. The contenders include the 1200HP Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, 530HP Nissan GT-R and the 530HP 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S. Summary of results: 2012 Nissan GT-R ($93k) 0-60 MPH: 2.94 0-100 MPH: 7.3 1/4 mile: 11.2 @ 123.4 MPH 0-160 MPH: 22.0 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S ($170k) 0-60 MPH: 2.84 0-100 MPH: 6.7 1/4 mile: 10.9 @ 128 MPH 0-160 MPH: 18.7 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport ($2.8M) 0-60 Read More
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.