Drag race: Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs Tesla powered Volkswagen Beetle

November 03, 2021 by

The Porsche 911 has tackled many challengers in our drag races, but now it’s time for it to face a tough rival – a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle.

It goes without saying that this isn’t a standard Beetle, it’s been converted to run on electricity by Electric Classic Cars. It has the electric motor from a Tesla Model S, which means this little love bug has 450hp and 675nm of torque. That’s a lot when you consider it only weighs 1050kg.

To take on this monster Beetle, we have a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. This has a 4.0-litre flat-6 engine with 520hp and 470nm of torque. It’s the heavier of the two, tipping the scales at 1430kg.

So can the Beetle take down Porsche’s finest?  You’ll have to watch the video to find out.