Lamborghini Huracan vs 911 Turbo S Drag Race Proves Porsche Makes Supercars

Lamborghini Huracan vs 911 Turbo S Drag Race Proves Porsche Makes Supercars 1 photo
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You have to hand it to Porsche. Even though they take a lot of flack for their traditionalist nature, the 911 does exactly what they promise: deliver high-performance thrills. We've not here to talk about finger-tip precision, but about speed in a straight line.
The Russians at Drag Times organized yet another interesting Unlim 500+ race near Moscow. And this time the brand new Lamborghini Huracan takes on the Porsche 911 Turbo S. You might think that a humble 6-cylinder model doesn't stand a chance against the latest V10 supercar, but you'd be wrong.

From a 5.2-liter V10 engine, Lamborghini has managed to extract 610 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) at 6,500 rpm. This is enough to rocket the 1,422 kilo (3,135 lbs) supercar from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds.

The 911 Turbo S uses the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine it always has. This delivers 560 horsepower and, crucially, 700 Nm of torque (516 lb-ft) from 2,100 rpm. On paper, it's noticeably heavier at 1,605 kg (3,538 lbs), yet also slightly faster to 100 km/h.

Both cars are all-wheel drive and both use twin-clutch gearboxes and launch control. By the end of the race, it actually looks like the Porsche 911 has won, but that's because the 911's driver Andrey N. had a better reaction time. Considering the base price of the 911 Turbo S is €197,000, these two machines even cost about the same. The 911 is more discrete, practical and safe. The Lamborghini is flamboyant, exciting and sonorous.

So which would you have, German precision or Italian flamboyance? We'd settle for both!

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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