Are Porsche 911 Turbo S Capable Of Catching Up To The Porsche 918 Spyder In A Drag Race?

Are Porsche 911 Turbo S Capable Of Catching Up To The Porsche 918 Spyder In A Drag Race?

There is no doubt that certified car nuts are no strangers to the Porsche 918 Spyder.

A limited-run version of the nameplate was launched by the German automaker as its hypercar and it stunned the industry with astounding numbers that were nothing to scoff at the time when it was introduced.

It was even more shocking when it came to its price, which was over $800,000 at the time and has now increased to over a million due to the rarity of the car.

If, on the other hand, you do not have the means to pay seven digits for an exotic Porsche, then you might want to consider the next best thing, which is the 992-generation 911 Turbo S.

Does the Porsche 911 Turbo S have the capability to catch up with the expensive hypercar in terms of straight-line speed? That’s what the UK’s Carwow wanted to find out in this drag race, which was organized by the website.

There is no doubt that the Porsche 918 Spyder has all the advantages over the Porsche 911 when viewed in black and white.

Are Porsche 911 Turbo S Capable Of Catching Up To The Porsche 918 Spyder In A Drag Race?

There is a naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 engine and two electric motors in the vehicle which combine to produce 875 horsepower (652 kilowatts) and a massive 944 pound-feet (1,280 Newton-meters) of torque.

At 3,616 pounds (1,640 kilograms), the hybrid hypercar is even lighter than its gasoline counterpart.

Although it is not a pushover, the Porsche 911 Turbo S’s twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six engine is no pushover either.

There are 641 hp (478 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque available from this engine, which is capable of pulling 3,691 lbs (1,674 kg) of weight.

As a matter of fact, the 911 Turbo S is faster from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) than the 918 Spyder by two-tenths of a second compared to the 918 Spyder.

Then again, does the newer 911 have what it takes to catch up to the hypercar in a quarter-mile drag race? There is a video at the top of this page that should settle the issue.

Despite the fact that there is nothing you can do about that huge price gap, there is nothing you can do.

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