Drag race: Porsche 911 GTS vs electric Porsche 911

March 11, 2022 by

Can a 1979 Porsche 911 SC really be as quick as a new Porsche 911 GTS? Today we find out.

Obviously, we’re not talking about a standard 1979 Porsche, but more on that after we go through what Mat’s driving today; the new Porsche 911 GTS.

It has a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine with 480hp and 570Nm of torque. This is goes to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual gearbox. This could hamper the GTS off the line, as could its not-inconsiderable 1,510kg wight.

The classic Porsche 911 SC weighs a bit less than that, tipping the scales at 1,275kg, despite the fact it’s hiding something pretty special in the back. It has the electric drive system from a Tesla on board, meaning it puts out 450hp and 400Nm of torque. It’s also rear-wheel-drive, but there’s no gearbox to worry about.

So which car will come out on top? Will the light-weight EV take the top spot? Or will the grunt of the new GTS be enough? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

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