2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs 718 Boxster S Acceleration Comparison Is Stunning

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The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S and the 718 Boxster S have more in common than you might expect. For instance, both these Zuffenhausen machines are quicker than they should be, which is why we'de decided to see what happens when one "exaggeration" is compared to the other.
As such, we've brought along the piece of footage at the bottom of the page, which shows the current 911 range-topper duking it out with the S-flavored 718 Boxster.

This isn't a drag race, though. Instead, we're dealing with the next best thing, namely a speedometer comparison. This is far from perfect, as the hefty take-off wheelspin of the Neunelfer shows, but we won't complain, since this happens to accurately replicate the varied type of real-world conditions a driver can encounter.

In theory, the 991.2 mid-cycle facelift allows the 580 hp 911 Turbo S to play the quarter mile game in 10.5 seconds. As for the 350 hp 718 Boxster S, this needs 11.9 seconds to complete the 1,320-feet sprint.

Mid-engined and Porsche crest details aside, we're talking about a factory turbo-four here, which isn't even the quickest of its line-up - for one thing, Porsche has already started testing the GTS model for the 718 line-up, as these recent spyshots reveal. So yes, the 1/4-mile number mentioned above is amazing.

Returning to the rear-engined coupe, we're sure many of you wonder what happens when the launch conditions are close to the ideal ones. For example, a recent Motor Trend test saw the Turbo S Neunelfer punching way above its weight - the supercar became the quickest machine ever tested by the publication for the 0-30, 0-40 and 0-50 mph categories. Which means the 911 kicked the 918 Spyder's and the LaFerrari's posteriors in the launch control test.

Returning to the comparo we have here, we're inviting you to head over to the "play" button below and see these two Porschas at work.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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