Porsche’s latest 911 Turbo S is already one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world, yet compared to most of its rivals, it might even seem underpowered.
Its 3.8-liter twin turbocharged flat six unit is capable of producing 641 HP (650 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, which doesn’t sound that exciting when compared to what you get with either the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ or the Ferrari 812 Superfast. It almost seems like these two should be in a league of their own.
The thing is, if you’ve already seen the all-new 911 Turbo S take down the McLaren 720S off the line in a quarter mile drag race, then you’ll know not to underestimate its straight line prowess, regardless of how powerful its opponents are on paper.
Let’s go through the numbers anyway, just because of how staggering they are. Starting with the Aventador SVJ, it’s powered by a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12, good for 759 HP (770 PS) and 531 lb-ft (720 Nm) of torque. Lamborghini says that it will go from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.8 seconds, which is 0.1 sec slower than the 911 Turbo S.
The Ferrari 812 Superfast on the other hand will hit the 62 mph mark in 2.9 seconds (ideally), thanks to its own 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12, boasting even more power than the Lambo at 789 horses (800 PS) and 530 lb-ft (718 Nm).
We should note that these runs do not go on forever, because if that was the case, then the Lambo’s 217 mph (350 km/h) top speed would trump the Ferrari’s by 6 mph (10 km/h), and the Porsche’s by 12 mph (20 km/h).
Time to pick your winner and wait to see how right (or wrong) you were by the end of the clip.