Returning the 911 part of the story, we're here to show you a 997 incarnation of the Turbo that can tie the Zuffenhausen halo car in the quarter-mile.
The Porscha we have here recently visited the drag strip, with the machine managing to complete the 1,320 feet sprint in 9.76 seconds at 157 mph. It's worth noting that the blistering run we're talking about delivered a new record for six-speed 997 Porschas.
Now, those numbers are the kind that could make your jaw drop on their own, but the tale of the car also packs other impressive bits.
We're not even talking about the output of the thing, which, by the way, has recently been dynoed at 1,000 hp - this is the value at the wheels, hence the crank horsepower approximation in the title above.
Instead, the most interesting part of the story, at least in our book, comes from the fact that we're looking at a machine packing a six-speed manual.
Sure, the clutch is far from stock, but this still means that the driver must work his way through the take-off phase. In fact, if you pay attention to the soundtrack of the clip that documents the said run, you'll notice how delicate the launch balance can get.