If You’re A Porsche Fan, You Just Can’t Miss This Epic Drag Race Between Seven Different 911 Turbo Generations!
Seeing seven different 911 Turbo generations together is a sight to behold!by Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 05:32
Mat Watson from ‘Carwow’ is raising the bar with every drag race and how! His latest video was a drag race between seven different cars; well, seven generations of the same car, to be precise. He brought to the drag strip seven different generations of one of the most iconic sports cars to have graced the earth - the Porsche 911. All of these are the turbo models, starting with the 930, the 964, the 993, the 996, the 997, the 991, and the 992.
Every Generation Kept Getting More And More Powerful
The 930 is powered by a 3.3-liter, turbocharged flat-six mill that makes 300 horses and 304 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels.
The 964 comes with a 3.6-liter, turbo six-pot that puts out 320 ponies and 332 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel-drive system.
The 993 features a 3.6-liter, twin-turbo flat-six that produces 408 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to all the wheels via a six-speed manual transmission here.
The 996 also has a 3.6-liter, twin-turbo flat-six that churns out 450 horses and 457 pound-feet of torque. This car comes with a five-speed torque converter that spins all four wheels.
The 997 comes with a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo that generates 530 ponies and 516 pound-feet of torque. Here, the engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system.
The 991 is the Turbo S model that also features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo, but it pumps out 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Here, too, you get a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that channels power to all four wheels.
And, finally, the 992. It is also powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo, but is the most powerful of the lot, cranking 650 horses and 590 pound-feet of torque. In this car, you get an extra cog, thus making it an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It also comes with an all-wheel-drive system.
As for the curb weights, here’s how much each of them weighed:
- 930 – 2,888 pounds
- 964 – 3,241 pounds
- 993 – 3,307 pounds
- 996 – 3,505 pounds
- 997 – 3,494 pounds
- 991 – 3,538 pounds
- 992 – 3,616 pounds
No Surprising Results, But What A Sight!
We won’t delve too deep into how every race went. But, they pretty much did as you would expect them to, seeing their paper specs – the newest 992 was the quickest, and they finished the race in descending order thereon. There were a few shuffles with the older cars in the corresponding races, but the newer generations beat the older models without any trouble. Here are the timings of every model from the third race:
- 930 – 17.3 seconds
- 964 – 14.0 seconds
- 993 – 12.8 seconds
- 996 – 12.3 seconds
- 997 – 10.9 seconds
- 991 – 10.7 seconds
- 992 – 10.2 seconds
The 930’s timing was quite bad here, but in the second race, it managed to clock a time of 14.9 seconds.
For the roll races, they gave the 930 a rest, while the other six models faced each other. The first one was from 50 mph, with the cars starting in third gear. The 996 had a horrible kickdown here, whereas the 964 and the 993 had a battle going on amongst themselves. The latest generations were the winners this time as well. Since the 996 had no boost whatsoever in the first race, all the cars raced again from 40 mph in second gear to make sure it wasn’t left out this time around. Did it make a difference? Well, it did much better in this race. The 993, though, couldn’t hold its own against the 964 and it came last.
The last round was the brake test from 100 mph. Here, the 993 took the longest distance to stop, whereas the 991 took the shortest. The rest of them took positions between 2 and 5. To figure out how all the cars did in every race, watch the video below.
Also, if you had to pick one of these seven generations based on any factor that pleases you, which one would you choose? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.