Watch This Porsche 911 Turbo S Smoke a Jaguar F-Type on the Strip
EVO magazine’s popular Youtube series “Drag Battles” just premiered a showdown of two heavyweight GT cars — the Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. a Jaguar F-Type R AWD. Even though both cars have four-wheel drive and power to match your wildest dreams, you can guess who won. For those of you that have been living under a rock for a century or two, it was the Porsche.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S has ruled the drag strip for quite some time. This latest version keeps with that tradition, as it’s Porsche’s most powerful car to date. It has a twin-turbocharged flat-6, which puts out 572 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Its top speed is 205 mph and it weighs just 1600 kg.
The Jaguar F-Type’s numbers come pretty close to the Porsche. It’s an all-wheel drive supercharged 5-liter V8, good for 542 brake horsepower and 501 lb-ft of torque. The top speed is 186 mph and it weighs in slightly more than the Porsche at 1730 kg. Let’s put that into perspective. The latest Mustang reaches 145 mph, the Camaro gets to 155, and the Hellcat gets 189. So the Turbo S can blow those away pretty easily, and doesn’t get intimated by the Jag.
In the video below, the Turbo S blazes down the strip, covering the half mile close to two seconds faster than the F Type — 16.7 seconds for the whole run. The F-Type covers the half mile in 18.4 seconds. The 911’s clear victory is thanks to three things: its amazing launch control system, its unbeatable traction, and its twin-clutch gearbox. The Porsche reaches 0-60 in 2.6 seconds — so it can literally take your breath away.
The F-Type has its own bag of tricks, one of which is dynamic mode — the car holds itself at 4000 RPM until it launches. When it rockets forward, there’s good traction, as the car can go from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Unfortunately, against the 911 Turbo S, that just doesn’t cut it.
Want to go from 0-100 in your Turbo S? No problem — you can do so in just six seconds flat. The car can cover a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. The F-Type does 0-100 in 8.1 seconds and covers the quarter mile in 11.7 seconds.
While it’s not exactly an even matchup, The Turbo S beats the F-Type in every way. It has more power, better traction, lighter weight, and a quicker gearbox. The Jaguar is an impressive car to say the least, but the Porsche legacy lives on.
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