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Drag race: 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S vs 991 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The latest in the legendary Porsche 911 Turbo S line takes on the car it replaces — but is it any faster? Watch to find out…

The latest Porsche 911 Turbo S (the 992 model for all you Porsche geeks) hit the roads not too long ago, and it’s already proved itself a pretty special thing.

Mat was enamoured with this 992 version when he hopped behind the wheel for the first time, and it’s not surprising when you consider the stats — 650hp and 800Nm of torque from a 3.7-litre twin-turbo flat six engine, 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds and a 205mph top speed.

The thing is, it’ll set you back at least £156,000 to get behind the wheel of one. And when you consider you can pick up the previous 911 Turbo S for around two-thirds of that, is it really worth it?

Well, the numbers would suggest so. The previous-generation 991 car is still pretty impressive in its own right — its engine is marginally bigger at 3.8-litres, though it’s slightly less beefy, producing 580hp and 750Nm of torque.

The 991 weighs a little less at 1,600kg though, so it has got something other than its porkier replacement.

For sheer performance stakes then, is it worth paying over the odds for a new 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S? Well, watch on to find out what, if any, difference £50k makes…

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