Porsche 911 Turbo S Faces McLaren 720S In Neck-And-Neck Drag Race
The 992 generation Porsche 911 Turbo S came with many superlatives when it was launched. It carried the largest bump in power of its predecessor – which is an increase of 60 horsepower (45 kilowatts) and 37 pound-feet (50 Newton-meters) over the 991.2-generation 911 Turbo S.
Other than that, the new 911 Turbo S is the fastest ever, clocking zero to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) of just 2.6 seconds. With these numbers, the flagship 911 maintains its reputation as a supercar killer, overtaking its segment. But can he beat a McLaren 720S in a drag race?
Carwow must be wondering the same, so they put on a game that a lot of you (we think) were waiting for. But before we watch the video, let’s compare the numbers first so that we get a quick picture of the black and white rivalry.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that develops 640 hp (447 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. All of these numbers are sent to all four wheels, weighing a total of 3,638 pounds (1,650 kilograms).
On the other hand, the McLaren 720S has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 behind the seats, which makes 720 metric horsepower from 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of twist. Yes, it’s a bit of a disadvantage compared to the Porsche in terms of performance, but remember the 720S weighs less at 3,131 lbs (1,420 kg).
Now you’ve seen the numbers, who do you think won the above race? We saw the 911 Turbo S perform Slow down than the one second 720S on the Sachsenring in Germany, but can it beat the British supercar in a straight line? Watch the video above.
And oh, it’s a record-breaking race for one of those cars too – at least for this YouTube channel.