Porsche 911 Turbo S Dogfights the Caiman, a 5,000 HP Army Helicopter

No, the “Caiman” part of the title above is not a typo. Instead, we are talking about a race that sees the fastest 911 in the line-up battling it out with a Caiman helicopter. Instead of 981C, think NH90. As if this wasn’t enough, the Turbo S also races a Tiger helicopter.
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The machines obviously battle it out on an airfield, with the Porsche 911 Turbo S competing against a pair of choppers used by the French Light Aviation Army. But let’s see what these people of the air understand by “light”.

We’ll start with the Caiman, the first helicopter that races the Neunelfer in the clip below, which comes from Sport Racing TV. To the best of our knowledge, Porsche may have an endless list of optional extras, but they don't pack guns, so we’ll stick to the firepower that motivates these flying mechanical monsters.

The Caiman tips the scales at 9 tons (for the record, that’s about four Cayennes), while its gas turbine offensive makes for a hefty 5,000 HP. An unusual battle against the 560 HP and 1,6 tons Porsche.

Then again, the same can be said about the fight in the second part of the footage. Ah yes, the Tiger, which uses 4,450 hp to move its 3.3 tons about.

As we’ve seen once again during the past weekend at Le Mans, Porsches are terrible when it comes to staying off the podium, so even if we’re talking military machinery here, don’t expect the Turbo S to be intimidated.

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