Recently, Porsche officially confirmed that the new 911/991 Carrera lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 40 sec - about 13 seconds faster than its predecessor - but was still a matter that had yet to be determined. Until now.

An American customer took his new Carrera S to a drag strip in the US to see how fast the car could run the quarter mile. While the result is unofficial, it still stands at an impressive 12.04 seconds. That’s comparable to the current Nissan GT-R which has an official quarter mile time of 12.05 seconds.

The Porsche 911/991 is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six with direct injection engine that delivers a total of 400 HP. It will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 189 mph. By comparison, the current Nissan GT-R is powered by a 4.2L V8 engine that produces 424 HP.

Check out the video to see the Porsche 911/991 in action!


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  (577) posted on 05.23.2012

Audi R8 could be the car they are meant to. Well, Audi is obviously faster and not the GT-R. 

  (647) posted on 04.18.2012

This has the fastest speed at the Geneva, right? Porsche truly makes me believe a lot in their innovations.

  (528) posted on 04.16.2012

Is this considered dynamic? Seriously, I just watched there and got hypnotized by the sleek run!

  (449) posted on 03.23.2012

Guys, don’t forget that at the previous Geneva Motor Show, they attained the top spot for having the fastest speed.

  (401) posted on 03.22.2012

I was confused at first, but after seeing these comments, my mind has finally cleared up. No wonder that in the back of my mind, there’s something screaming that GT-R is better.

  (119) posted on 03.19.2012

Second time correcting you guys at topspeed in one day but the gtr is a 3.8 liter twin-turbo charged v6. Like everyone else who commented before me mentioned the specs above match the audi r8. The gtr quarter mile time is faster than 12.05 seconds.

  (7) posted on 03.19.2012

And yeah it’s the R8 lol not the GT-R

  (7) posted on 03.19.2012

C’mon Topspeed, the current GT-R does the quarter in 10.8, stop messing up your facts...

  (5) posted on 03.19.2012

Thank you! That annoyed me too. I think maybe the Audi R8 4.2 was supposed to be the one compared here...

  (4) posted on 03.19.2012


There is all kinds of wrong with this story.

The GT-R has been clocked as low as 11.2 and the 2009 car had 480 hp, the 2010-2011 had 485hp, the 2012 has 530hp, and the 2013 now has 545hp. And all of them are powered by a Twin-Turbo 3.8L V6.

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