Can anyone beat the Porsche 911 Turbo S in drag racing? To find out, the Carwow team assembled the Lamborghini Aventador SV and McLaren 720S to test whether they are worthy competitors to the iconic German sports car.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S may have a modest appearance, but a real “supercar killer” is hiding under its hood.
It is equipped with a 3.8-liter opposed 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine that produces 640 horsepower of power. The inline six-cylinder engine is paired with Porsche’s 8-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, which provides lightning-fast gear shifting.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S benefits from an all-wheel-drive system that helps it suppress its power on asphalt. Porsche claims that the time from 0 to 100 km/h is only 2.6 seconds, the acceleration time is up to a quarter of a mile (standard for drag racing 402 meters) – 10.5 seconds and the maximum speed is 329.84 km / h. Can the competitors of the 911 Turbo S from Lamborghini or McLaren compete?
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is one of the last old—school supercars. Power is provided by a high-speed naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine with a capacity of 770 horsepower installed in the middle. This incredible V12 engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission with a single clutch, which transmits power to all four wheels via the Lamborghini all-wheel-drive system. Lamborghini Aventador claims acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds, while the maximum speed is 355.59 km/h. Judging by these figures, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is an ideal competitor to the 911 Turbo S.
Finally, we have the McLaren 720S, a rear-wheel-drive supercar competing in an all-wheel-drive race. The McLaren 720S is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that develops 720 horsepower. The V8 engine is combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that transfers power to the rear wheels.
Despite the rear-wheel drive, the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h is 2.7 seconds, which corresponds to the sprint time in the case of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.