2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus Drag Race Is Ridiculously Unfair

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2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus Drag Race2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus Drag Race2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus Drag Race2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus Drag Race
Now that more and more incarnations of the 991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo are reaching their owners, the rivalry between the 911 Turbo and the Audi R8 is fiercer than ever and we want to bring you an episode involving such a family brawl.
The drag race we have here sees a 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S and a 2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus turning against each other. Basically, we're talking about the fiercest contraptions you can find in an Audi or Porsche showroom today.

The two engaged in a half-mile trap speed battle on an airfield runway, with the trap speed values at the end of the run being the ones that matter.

However, as we mentioned in the title, this wasn't an even fight and that's because of the Zuffenhausen-related details of the duel. You see, despite Porsche upping the ante to 580 hp for the Turbo S' mid-cycle revamp, this owner decided to go for a soft ECU remap, one that allows the rear-engined supercar to deliver 600 ponies.

Then there's the take-off phase - for some strange reasons, the Neunelfer turned to its vicious Launch Control feature, while the 610 hp R8 didn't.

Since we've thrown enough spoilers at you, we won't mention the MPH values of the two supercar, but these are clearly shown in the video, so you'll be well informed.

Regardless of the winner of a fair or unfair race, many people who end up buying one of these supercars do so thanks to a number of reasons that would make such drag racing results irrelevant. So don't take such a fight too seriously.

P.S.: Some of you might expect the R8's mid-engine configuration to make it responde entirely different than a 911 to a soaking wet Nurburgring, for example. However, we need to remind you that the aggressive rear bias of the R8's all-wheel-drive doesn't make it all that predictable in such situations.

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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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