We know the Porsche 911 is quick, but as a sports car, it’s never been one to top the numbers in its stock form and has always been a car to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. All this changed with the Porsche 911 Turbo S
To top it, YouTube channel Drag Racing and Car Stuff found a Porsche 911 Turbo S so potent, that even hyped-up Mustangs don’t stand a chance against it…
Meet the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S
The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is one sleek beast, powered by a twin-turbo flat-six engine with launch control, for a total of 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. On its debut, that was an improvement of 60 horses and 37 lb-ft of torque, over the outgoing model. But the insane bit came in the acceleration, with a 0-30 MPH time of just 0.9 seconds, and a very quick 0-60 MPH zip of 2.2 seconds. Not only did this time make it one of the quickest Porsches, but it also made it one of the quickest cars in the world.
The 0-100 MPH speed was also an impressive 5.3 seconds, and during a Car and Driver test, the quarter-mile happened in a very zippy 10.1 seconds, at 137 MPH.
So can this 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S with upgraded turbos, intercooler, and a tune-up by M Engineering top all that?
Beating The ‘Stang, Twice
The first of the quarter-mile passes was between the upgraded 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S and an amped-up classic Ford Mustang fastback. While the Porsche managed to run the quarter-mile in 9.85 seconds, at a top speed of 146.34 MPH, the Mustang’s scoreboard remained a blank.
For the second pass, the Porsche raced alone and managed to run the quarter-mile in 9.78 seconds, at a top speed of 138.46 MPH.
Finally, it went head to head with a new Mustang that certainly took off in style and surged ahead, but could not make a final stand. The Mustang ran the quarter-mile in 10.53 seconds at top speeds of 131.96 MPH while Porsche did a 9.59-second run at 146.93 MPH.
While a Mustang can certainly hold its own, it seems nothing can stand in the way of this modified and upgraded Porsche 911 Turbo S, although one of the followers of the channel pointed out something interesting: “Modified turbos, intercoolers, and tuned but still can’t get the 992 as quick as a Plaid?!” Guess there’s a reason why the Tesla Plaid is electric, in more ways than one.
Sources: YouTube channel Drag Racing and Car Stuff, CarandDriver
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