Can a 650 HP Porsche 911 Turbo S Beat a Ferrari F12berlinetta in a Drag Race?

You can’t go wrong by calling the Porsche 911 Turbo S the benchmark of the supercar world. While it’s not the fastest of its kind, the Turbo S can pride itself with being the most practical supercar out there. And this Neunelfer also happens to be a hit with tuners.
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The 911 Turbo, be it an S or not, has so much aftermarket potential that tuners adore dipping into it. With the stock model delivering 560 hp, a package that brings the game to 650 hp is child’s play nowadays. But what can such a kit do for your 911?

Can it, for example, allow you to smoke a V12 Ferrari found in showrooms nowadays? Thankfully, this question won’t remain unanswered, as the Internet is always ready to help when one seeks such information.

The answer requires us to travel to Russia, a country where the drag racing culture has seriously grown over the last few years.

The most recent series of drag races included in the Russian Unlimited 500 series saw a 650 hp Porsche 911 going up against a Ferrari F12berlinetta. Sure, the F12 might be a Grand Tourer that’s ready to take you across the continent in full coziness, but let’s not forget its V12 hearts delivers 730 hp, working with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

While the Maranello machine is in factory stock form, the 911 came with the exact hp figure mentioned above. The twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six at the back of the German machine was touched by aftermarket developer Gorilla Racing. We've seen plenty of their machines involved in drag racing and we have to mention that most such episodes end in a loss.

The two battle it out over a stretch of asphalt that allows them to play both the quarter mile and the full kilometer (0.62 miles) game. Spoiler alert - the go-fast contraptions were effervescently close throughout the battle.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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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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