UPDATE: 1,200 HP Porsche 911 Turbo Sets Stunning 8s 1/4-Mile PDK World Record

Any Porschephile who isn't familiar with the drag racing realm might be tempted to believe that the 911 dominates this scene. After all, as far as the street tuning bits are concerned, you can easily find tons of goodies for the Porscha.
1,200 HP Porsche 911 Turbo Sets 8s 1/4-Mile PDK World Record 3 photos
1,200 HP Porsche 911 Turbo Becomes First PDK to Run an 8s1,200 HP Porsche 911 Turbo Becomes First PDK to Run an 8s
However, the rear-engined animal isn't as popular as the Nissan GT-R or the Lamborghini Gallardo/Huracan, with the last two being the heroes of the quarter-mile and the half-mile realms.

For instance, Godzilla has become a 6s car, with the GT-R now working to move towards a mid- or even low-6s accolade in the 1/4-mile sprint.

Nevertheless, aftermarket specialists are working to address this situation, with a new milestone having been reached this week.

To be more precise, we are now looking at the first PDK-gifted Porsche 911 Turbo to have descended into the 8s 1/4-mile arena.

The 991.1 Turbo we have here managed to complete the 1,320 feet run in 8.99 seconds, with a trap speed of 258.7 km/h (make that 160.7 mph).

Esmotor, the Turkish specialist behind the build, is the first tuner to have gone past 1,000 awhp with the DFI engine. The boosted supercar was dynoed before the record-setting run, with the car delivering 1,073 awhp and 1,028 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, hence the crank output approximation in the title above.

It's worth noting that these results were achieved on VP Racing MS109 fuel.

As for the crew who runs the car, we're talking about Bahrain-based Ekanoo Racing, a team that constantly delivers headline material.

"It’s been a while since we hit the drag strip and what a way to start off the new Drag season! A NEW WORLD RECORD! Our ES1XXX Turbo S is the first 991 Porsche to run 8 seconds in 1/4 mile!" Ekanoo Racing explained.

We're pretty sure that the crew won't stop here and we'll return with even spicier news on the matter as soon as we get our keyboards on it.

Update:We've added a pair of videos that show the record-setting 911 Turbo in action at the bottom of the page.


#drag965 E(1HC 'D1BE 'D,/J/ MM CONGRATULATIONS to @ekanooracing & @esmotor on a NEW WORLD RECORD

A post shared by Kuwait Drag Race (@drag965) on Oct 16, 2017 at 11:27pm PDT


Another result from our @ekanooracing dyno sessions last week. We are proud to be the first tuner to break 1000awhp barrier with the Porsche Turbo DFI engine. Result speaks for itself... 1073awhp 1028 ft-lb torque on VP Racing MS109 fuel. (Stock TTS makes around 480awhp) #esmotor #ekanooracing #porsche #991tt #991turbo #991turbos #dfiengine #syvecs #tunedbyemre #tuningbae #bahrain #turkey #dodsonmotorsport

A post shared by ESMOTOR (@esmotor) on Oct 9, 2017 at 11:48am PDT

Video thumbnail
Video thumbnail


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories