The new Porsche 911 has arrived and it’s time to see how does it fare against some direct (and some less direct) rivals on the quarter mile and during a rolling race.
If you want one of the first 992 examples on the market, Porsche is currently offering just the Carrera S and the Carrera 4S versions. Both of them are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine producing 443hp (450PS) and 391lb-ft (530Nm) of torque and paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The very yellow Carrera 4S that Carwow features in its latest drag race video can officially sprint from 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.4 seconds with the Sport Plus. More impressively it can hit 124mph (200km/h) from standing in 12.4 seconds. Top speed is set at 190mph (306km/h).
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The latest iteration of the Audi R8 Performance is the only naturally aspirated car of the drag race, featuring the glorious 5.2-liter V10 with 611hp (620PS) and 427lb-ft (580Nm) of torque. The official 0-62mph is 3.1 seconds and top speed is 205mph (331km/h).
Then we get the Nissan GT-R Nismo, featuring a 3.8-liter V6 with 592hp (600PS) and 481lb-ft (652Nm) of torque. 0-62mph is somewhere in the region of low 3s, as Nissan never released an official figure for it.
Finally we get perhaps the most out-of-place member of this company; the BMW M850i. The luxury four-seater coupe might be seen as an easy victim for the others but actually it did pretty good for itself, thanks to its twin-turbo V8 producing 523hp (530PS) and 553lb-ft (750Nm) of torque. BMW says it’s capable of a 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds.
While the winner might not be a surprise, the performance of some cars here might catch you off guard.