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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S vs. Mercedes-AMG GT Drag Race Will Upset Fanboys

In theory, a drag race involving a 991.2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and a Mercedes-AMG should make automotive aficionados jump for joy. After all, who doesn't enjoy such an all-German brawl that blurs the line between sportscars and supercars?
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S vs. Mercedes-AMG GT 4 photos
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S vs. Mercedes-AMG GT2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S vs. Mercedes-AMG GT2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S vs. Mercedes-AMG GT
Actually, we could think of one category of car nuts who could... go nuts after watching such a fight and we're talking about Affalterbach fanboys.

While we usually refrain from dropping spoilers, all with the noble aim of allowing the racing footage to do its job, this story shall be one of the exceptions.

Truth be told, the GT gets its sweet-looking posterior kicked too badly for us to pretend nothing happens - we have to thank the full-time aficionados over at Motorsport Magazine for the clip.

And while mature Mercedes-AMG fans will accept the fact that the similar pricing of these two machines makes the drag race legit, we expect fanboys to start a riot - we're dealing with a standing kilometer brawl here and yes, the gap between the two is that big.

In theory, the finishing order should be reversed. You see, the GT comes with 3.7 kilograms per hp, while the Neunelfer burdens each of its horses with 3.8 kilograms. Torque? The front-engined beast one-up the 368 lb-ft (500 Nm) of the Porscha by a full 73 lb-ft (100 lbs). And both speed demons come with dual-clutch trannies.

Sure, the rear-engined model has the all-wheel-drive start advantage, but since we're talking about a full kilometer, it's not like the GT doesn't have time to make up for that.

Truth be told, it does look like the two-seater is starting to catch up as the 911 crossed the finish line, but the Porsche had hit about 155 mph (250 km/h) by that point. So, Autobahn adventures aside, you won' find too many real life scenarios that would allow for the Benz to steal the Porsche's glory.

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