Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe And Cabrio Drag Race The 991.2 GT3
The Porsche 911 is an iconic sports car that spawned some of the most fantastic automotive machinery ever. The company’s latest Turbo S models, both available in coupe and convertible versions, are packed with power and torque. It would be a biting race with just those two, but the folks at Carwow have added a third contender, a 991.2 GT3.
The Turbo S Cabrio and Coupe both feature a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that produces 650 horsepower (484 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque. Both feature all-wheel drive while routing power through an eight-speed gearbox. The GT3 uses a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that produces 500 hp (372 kW) and 339 lb-ft (460 Nm) of torque. Although the GT3 is less powerful, it is lighter than the other two, weighing 3,152 pounds (1,430 kilograms). The Turbo S Coupe weighs 1,637 lbs (1,650 kg) while the Cabrio weighs 1,769 lbs (1,710 kg).
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The first event was a drag race. Both Turbo models cover the quarter mile in 10.4 seconds; however, the Cabrio took the win by crossing the finish line first. The coupe had a slower start, giving the Cabrio a small lead it could keep. The GT3, however, completed it in 11.6 seconds. A rolling race shows the Cabrio’s downsides over the Coupé – drag. The coupe was able to move away from both the Cabrio and the slower GT3.
The final challenge was a brake test at 70 miles per hour (112 kilometers per hour). This was the only event where the GT3 shone, stopping a shorter distance than the other two models. This is probably due to its lighter curb weight. What was surprising about the challenges was how close the coupe and convertible versions were to performance, which was impressive in the rain.