Drag Race: Porsche 911 Carrera vs BMW M3 Competition - Which Car Will Claim Supremacy?
Is the entry-level Porsche 911 fast enough to beat the more powerful, top-spec BMW M3?
The ‘Carwow’ team brought in a BMW M3 Competition and a Porsche 911 Carrera to the drag strip for a couple of drag races, rolling races, and a brake test
The Porsche 911 Carrera comes with a rear-mounted 3.0-liter, flat-six, twin-turbo mill that churns out 385 HP and 332 lb/ft of torque. Only the rear wheels are powered here by an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox
The BMW M3 Competition is powered by a 3.0-liter, straight-six, twin-turbo engine that makes 510 HP and 479 lb/ft of torque. An eight-speed torque converter powers the rear wheels
Other than the 125 HP and 147 pound-feet of torque more, the BMW also weighs 496 lbs more than the Porsche. This nullifies the power advantage to a certain extent
They engaged in two standing drag races. The Porsche was a lot quicker off the line and went on to win both the times
The BMW had managed to close-in in the second race, but it still wasn’t enough to beat its rival. 2-0 to the Porsche here
The first rolling race was from 50 mph in comfort mode. The M3 Competition flew past the 911 Carrera, thanks to the extra horses and torque
The second race in sport settings and manual mode didn’t change anything either as the BMW went on to win again
The last round was the brake test from 70 mph. Both the cars did well here, but the Porsche 911 Carrera managed to halt in a slightly shorter distance
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