Is less really more? Well, in the case of the Porsche 911, today’s drag race looks to answer that.
Lining up here is the all-singing, all-dancing trackhound 911 GT3 lining up against the not-quite-bargain basement 911 Carrera.
Powering the latter car is a 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine putting out 385hp and 450Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. It weighs in at 1,505kg.
Unsurprisingly, the 911 GT3 comes in a fair bit less than that at 1,435kg, with more power on tap too from a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine — 510hp and 470Nm of torque to be exact.
It too drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
So the odds may be stacked against the Carrera on paper, but this story of an underdog may have a twist yet. You’ll need to watch on to find out, though…
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