The Porsche 911 Turbo S is carwow’s drag race champion. But, can the most extreme Italian supercars money can currently buy, the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, knock the 911 off its perch?
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As ever, the numbers do not appear to be on the 911’s side. Its 3.8-litre, twin-turbo, six-cylinder engine produces 650hp. The Lamborghini and Ferrari, both powered by naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 motors, produce 770hp and 800hp, respectively. Which is a great deal.
The Porsche fights back with a load of extra torque thanks to its two turbochargers. Its 800Nm tops the 812’s 717Nm and the Aventador’s 720Nm.
Amazingly, the massive Lambo is the lightest of the trio, tipping the scales at 1525kg. The Porsche is next lightest at 1640kg, while the Ferrari is a bit of a heffalump at 1744kg.
It goes without saying that the Turbo S is the cheapest of these three, costing £156,000. Which, of course, isn’t even slightly cheap, but it is compared to the other two. The Superfast? £262,000. The SVJ? A gigantic £360,000. Or, to put it another way, you could buy two heavily optioned 911 Turbo S’s for the price of one Aventador SVJ.
So, which car will win? We know from its race against the McLaren 720S that the 911 Turbo S is an absolute rocketship off the line. But even a standard Aventador is no slouch and the 812’s searing engine can compress the spacetime continuum. On the other hand, the Lambo’s gearbox isn’t the last word in sophistication and the Ferrari is the only car here with rear-wheel-drive.
Honestly, we could split hairs between these three all day, so let’s just get to the action.