Porsche 911 Turbo S Vs McLaren 600LT Drag Race Has A Clear Winner
If you were skeptical about the straight-line performance of the new 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S, we have the video for you. Sure, beating a moderately hot sedan in a drag race is great, but the team at Carfection has an even better plan to test the 992 911 Turbo S. Drag race the track-oriented McLaren 600LT supercar. We liked this shot very much and sat down to watch the carnage that followed.
The 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S is one of the most impressive new cars on sale today. Powered by a 3.8-liter flat-6 producing 640 horsepower (477 kW) and 590 lb-ft (619 nm) of torque, the 911 Turbo S can match the performance of almost any car on the planet. This superb engine is mated to Porsche’s lightning-fast 8-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, which allows this impressive 911 to use all the power of the boosted flat-6.
To ensure optimum grip and acceleration, the 911 Turbo S uses an all-wheel drive system that can vectorize torque and ensure that power is transmitted to the most grippy wheels. These impressive specs are good for a 0-60mph run in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 205mph. You could write a book about the awesome engineering behind the 992 911 Turbo S, but it’s the highlights that make the headlines.
The McLaren 600LT is a streamlined track weapon that benefits from additional technical contributions from the McLaren team who transformed the 570S supercar into a more focused performance machine. The 600LT’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 592 horsepower (441 kW) and 457 lb-ft (619 nm) of torque. Power is channeled through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and sent to the rear wheels.
Now this drag race would be a little different if the track was longer, but in this shorter sprint nothing can touch the 992 Turbo S.