Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe and Cabrio Drag Race The 991.2 GT3


The Porsche 911 is an iconic sports car, one of the most luxurious motoring machines ever built. The company’s latest Turbo S models, available in both coupe and convertible flavors, come with horsepower and torque. It would be a nail biting race with just those two, but the people at CarWow added a third contender, a 991 GT3.

Both the Turbo S Cabrio and Coupe are a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces 650 horsepower (484 kW) and 590 pound-feet (800 newton-meters). Both feature all-wheel drive while routing power through an eight-speed gearbox. The GT3 uses a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six mill that produces 500 hp (372 kW) and 339 lb-ft (460 Nm). While the GT3 is down on power, it is lighter than the other two, weighing 3,152 pounds (1,430 kg). The Turbo S Coupe weighs 3,637 pounds (1,650 kg) while the Cabrio is 3,769 pounds (1,710 kg).

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The first event was a drag race. Both turbo models complete the quarter mile in 10.4 seconds; However, Cabrio crossed the finish line and prevailed. The coupe had a slow start, giving Cabrio a small edge that he could keep. However, GT3 completed it in 11.6 seconds. A rolling race shows the loss of the cabrio compared to the coupe – drag. The coupe was able to pull away from both the Cabrio and the slower GT3.

The final challenge was a brake test at 70 mph (112 kmph). This is the only event where the GT3 shone, a short distance compared to the other two models. It is likely that its light weight will be curbed. The surprising thing about the challenges was how close the coupe and convertible versions were in terms of performance, which was impressive in the rain.