The Four Horsemen Of High-performance Sports Cars Gather For An All-out Drag Race
While drag racing fast cars only tells you so much about their performance capabilities, it’s always fun to see who comes out on top. Currently, these four – theAcura NSX Type S, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Chevrolet C8 Corvette, and Porsche 911 Turbo S – are some of the hottest high-performance cars on the market. ’Throttle House’ arranged for them to meet for a drag race. Can the C8 Corvette punch above its weight against the turbocharged opponents?
If You’re A Porsche Fan, You Just Can’t Miss This Epic Drag Race Between Seven Different 911 Turbo Generations!
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.
Italy Vs Germany: A Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Races a Lamborghini Huracan EVO
Another day, another series of drag races on the way. This one comes from DragTimes and pits a Porsche 911 (992) Turbo S versus a Lamborghini Huracan EVO. Two very different formulas for similar levels of performance. It’s just a classic, best out of three drag racing between two fast machines that are completely stock. Here’s what happened.
2022 Porsche 911 Carrera "GT3 RS 97" Concept Study by DMC
Very few high-performance carmakers have a heritage as proud as Porsche, especially when it comes to the company’s pride and joy - the 911. It’s no surprise, then, that plenty of tuners are enthusiastic about reimagining the 911, and DMC is one of the latest examples. The Dusseldorf-based tuner is currently working on a complete package for the Porsche 992 Carrera, the visual part of which is now complete brings back some of Porsche’s signature elements that harken back to the 997 GT3 RS.
This Tesla Model X Plaid vs Porsche 911 Turbo S Drag Race Is Modern-Day David vs Goliath, But With A Twist!
Brooks recently got a Tesla Model X Plaid on his YouTube channel and did some quarter-mile sprints to see how quick it is. As expected, it scored some pretty good numbers. In its best run, it recorded a 0-60 mph time of 2.36 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 9.754 seconds.
To show that might over other cars, the Model X Plaid went up against the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S. There’s no way the German is winning, and that shows how powerful and insane the Model X Plaid is. How often do you see a Porsche 911 Turbo S enter a race as the underdog?
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Makes a Strong Case For Manual Cars At The Autobahn
The Porsche 911 GT3 is the ultimate, normally-aspirated 911 and the YouTube channel AutoTopNL recently got its hands on a 992 GT3 Touring – the more street-oriented, “less shouty” version of the normally-aspirated track weapon, without the crazy aero. And while race tracks are the home of the GT3, here, we see how capable the wingless version is, on the Autobahn. Is the “purest 911” capable enough, in the age of turbocharged performance cars?
Watch The Porsche 911 Turbo S Step Out Of Its Comfort Zone And Challenge The GT2 RS And The GT3
The folks at Carwow came up with yet another interesting mix of cars for a series of races. The contenders this time were three Porsches, namely, the 992 911 Turbo S, the 991 911 GT2 RS, and the 992 911 GT3. The Turbo S and the GT2 RS have twin turbos, unlike the naturally aspirated GT3, but only the Turbo S had an all-wheel-drive system here. With so many factors playing a role, which car do you think will come out with bragging rights?
2023 Porsche 911 Turbo Facelift spied for the first time
The Porsche 911 is currently in its eighth generation, internally dubbed the 992. The current generation debuted in 2019, with the 911 Turbo debuting in March 2020, and as always, followed the philosophy “evolution, not revolution”. Fast-forward to the end of 2021 and we have spy footage, which shows an updated version of the 992 Turbo testing in the snow. Here’s what we see.
Porsche Is Paying Tribute to the Past With Three Retro-Inspired 911s
It’s safe to say that Porsche has a version of the 911 for everyone. Currently, there are 21 versions of the iconic rear-engine sports car available, and that’s before we get to the special editions like 911 Speedster or anything Porsche can cook up for you, through their “Sondewunsch” program. But apparently, this isn’t enough and Porsche is coming up with more special versions – three of them to be exact – and here’s what we know about them.
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 956 Edition
The Porsche 911, in all its versions, is one of the most definitive sports cars of all time. With this in mind, Porsche’s “Sonderwunsch” (special request) program occasionally spawns some truly epic versions, based on the rear-engine sports car. Such is the case with this Porsche 992 GT3 “956 Edition”.
Drag Race: How Much Quicker Is A Porsche 911 GT3 Than A 911 Carrera?
Our UK colleagues from Carwow have come up with another interesting drag race. This time, two versions of the Porsche 992 go head to head. You can probably tell, which of the two is going to win since we are talking about a base Porsche 911 Carrera and a 911 GT3. Racetrack performance aside, the question here is how much quicker the GT3 is, and will it be able to justify the enormous price difference?
A Porsche 911 Turbo Gives The BMW M5 CS A Taste Of Its Own Medicine On The Drag Strip
BMW has upped the ante with the 2022 M5 CS. It makes more power than the M5 Competition, which itself comes with over 600 horses. It is also 230 pounds lighter, thanks to the generous use of carbon fiber. It has been a terror for other stock cars on the drag strip lately, but it seems like another German is here to put it in its place.
The folks at Throttle House decided to pit the BMW M5 CS against the Porsche 911 Turbo, and the latter has proved why it is in a league of its own.
Watch The 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Battle It Out Against The 992 Porsche 911 GT3 For Straight-Line Supremacy
The folks at Carwow brought in the 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS to take on the new 992 911 GT3 on a drag strip. The cars are eerily similar to each other, as they share the same engine, gearbox, drive layout, exhaust, and even weigh almost the same. And at the onset, it looks like it will be a mighty close finish. But, which car would claim the bragging rights and go down in the history books as a better straight-line performer?
The Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) Just Out-Tracked the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro and Porsche 918 Spyder!
With every new 911 generation, Porsche conveys pretty much the same message: that the current Neunelfer is the best it can be. The same applies to the 911 Turbo S range topper and to show we’re not just blowing meaningless words in the wind, here’s a video that stamps yet another seal of approval on the current Turbo S’ prowess.
The Porsche 911 Basically Prints Money, and That’s Why Porsche Can Sell the Taycan At a Loss For Now
Back in the 1990s, Porsche 911 sales were so slow that the German carmaker had to develop an SUV, the Cayenne, to return to profitability. Come 2020, and the Porsche 911 is the most profitable car in the world. According to Bloomberg, the 911 accounted for nearly 30 percent of total Porsche earnings in 2019, even though it made up only 11 percent of the company’s sales.
2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is the range-topping version of the latest, 992-generation Porsche 911. Unveiled during the virtual edition of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, the 2021 911 Turbo S arrive before its least powerful twin, the Turbo. Fitted with a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter flat-six engine rated at 640 horsepower, the 2021 911 Turbo S is the most powerful 911 Turbo model ever. It’s also the quickest, as the beefed-up coupe needs only 2.6 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start. How does it compare with the old Turbo S and similar sports cars on the market? Let’s find out in the review below.
Watch the Porsche 911 Turbo S Debut Live Right Here
The cancellation of the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show dampened everyone’s spirits, but most of the automakers decided to stick to the timelines and not push their respective unveiling any further. Porsche, too, came around it quickly and announced that the new 911 Turbo S will be unveiled digitally. The 911 Turbo S is expected to get some serious power bumps which will push the fast car to a whole new level.
For now, the Stuttgart-company has announced that the 911 Turbo S will be the “new range-topper of the 911 series for unprecedented power, driving dynamics and comfort.” The present 911 Turbo S makes 580 horses and 516 pound-feet of torque from its 3.8-liter, twin-turbo engine. When equipped with the Sport Chrono package, the little rocket can hit the 60 mph mark from a standstill in 2.8 seconds. On the track, it tops out at 205 mph. Given that the new 911 Turbo S is slated as the “range-topper”, it could breach the 600 horsepower mark with ease. Some rumors also suggest that the car will get 640 horses and 590 pound-feet of torque in the updated version. Power is expected to be sent to all the wheels via the same eight-speed PDK gearbox.
The new 911 Turbo S won’t just be about power and performance. The company will most likely even talk about stuff like the carbon-ceramic brakes, rear-wheel steering, and perhaps even a duck-tail spoiler. The car will be presented by none other than Porsche’s brand ambassador and ex-F1 racer, Mark Webber. Watch the presentation here at 9:10 AM GMT / 4:10 AM EST.
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Gets a Big Bump in Power and Weight, But What Does it Mean?
The 992-generation Porsche 911 is already on sale globally, but only in non-Turbo trim. The range-topping Turbo and Turbo S have yet to be launched, and it seems we have to wait until 2020 to have access to them. However, the folks over at Car and Driver managed to ride in a Turbo S and found out important bits of info on the rear-engined sports car. For starters, we know it will generate 641 horsepower, but will it be quicker than the old model? Let’s find out.
2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible
Porsche is currently gearing up for the release of the next generation 992-era 911, offered as a follow-up to the current 991-era 911. Per usual, Porsche will offer a variety of body styles and equipment levels, including high-end speed and unlimited headroom with the up-and-coming 911 Turbo Convertible.
Updated 10/21/2019: The 992-gen Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible was caught testing on public roads again and, while it doesn’t sport that cool red top we saw last time, there are some small changes that tell us this baby is ready to debut. Check out the new pictures and the details in our Spy Shots section below!
Here’s Everything We Know About The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible
Back when Porsche introduced the 911 Cabriolet in 1983, proper sports car enthusiasts recognized one thing - the 911 was not only for the driving enthusiasts - it is also for drivers that see it as a status symbol. Now, almost four decades later, we get the 911 992 Cabrio in Carrera and Carrera 4S forms. Yet, fast roofless monsters still thunder over the Nurburgring and enjoy the sun on city streets across Europe. These are Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolets - possibly the best cabriolets that world has ever seen. While I am expecting a 911 Turbo Cabrio reveal at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, this is what I’ve gathered about it.
Someone Caught the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo and 2020 Porsche Taycan on Camera
The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo is expected to come later this year, but we don’t have to wait to see it. The car has been spotted doing test runs out in the open sans any clothes. The car looks super sexy in black, driving sedately behind a cement mixer. In another instance, even the Porsche Taycan was spotted from the rear roaming the streets. We get to see the huge ass taillights and turn signal in action as well. Another prototype of the Porsche Taycan was spotted sprinting with blue dressing with ‘soul electrified’ and ‘Taycan’ decals on it. Although these sightings are fun, it makes the wait seem even longer. Can we just have the cars already, Porsche?!
2019 Porsche 911 RSR
Porsche unveiled at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed the most expensive, most advanced, and fastest 911-based race car in its portfolio, the emblematic 911 GT3 RSR. This latest version takes everything good about the 2017 model and distills it all in a better overall package that’s been improved in all four corners, even if you can’t tell the differences from the outside. The engine is still naturally aspirated, but it’s bigger than ever, and it’s still placed in front of the rear axle. Power is said to surpass 500 horsepower depending on the restrictor, and it gets sent to the back wheels only, just as before. Now, however, the car is easier to service and is safer.
Porsche has been putting out 911-based race cars since the ’60s and, in the five decades that have passed, the German automaker has constantly been improving the recipe while also staying true to the original ingredients. The shape is still largely familiar, albeit wider than ever, and the engine is still a six-cylinder boxer, and it’s naturally aspirated. However, the differences are aplenty: the engine is now in front of the rear axle instead of behind it, the exhaust now exits in front of the rear wheels through the sills, it’s water-cooled, and the capacity went up from 4.0-liters to 4.2-liters to make it more elastic. Is this the best 911 GT3 RSR ever? It has to be if it wants to surpass the impressive 2017 model that’s won almost anything there is to win in the FIA WEC and the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship. And, frankly, with a $1 million + price tag, it better be!