Can The Porsche 911 GT2 RS fare nicely in opposition to two of the most popular mid-engine supercars at the moment on sale? Discover out under

by Dim Angelov, on

Drag races are enjoyable and oftentimes, they provide us invaluable details about a automobile’s straight-line acceleration, in addition to how nicely it places the facility down. These days, the YouTube channel CarWow is, kind of, synonymous with its drag races and this time, we now have three very severe contenders – Ferrari F8 Tributo, McLaren 765 LT, and Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Ferrari F8 Tributo

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Initially, “it’s crimson” (thanks for telling us, Matt)! It has a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 that places out 720 horsepower and 568 pound-feet (770 Nm). These go to the rear wheels by way of a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated, which is sufficient for a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of two.8 seconds and a prime pace of 211 mph (340 km/h). The Ferrari weighs 3,164 kilos (1,435 kg).

McLaren 765LT

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On paper, the McLaren ought to have this one in a bag. However numbers aren’t all the things. Nonetheless, the 765LT has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that packs 765 horsepower and 590 pound-feet (800 Nm). It additionally sends energy to the rear wheels, by way of a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated. McLaren says, the 765LT can dash to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.7 seconds on its technique to a 206 mph (330 km/h) prime pace. It’s additionally the lightest of the bunch, weighing in at simply 2,952 kilos (1,339 kg).

Porsche 911 (991) GT2 RS

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The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the heaviest of the bunch, weighing in at 3,241 kilos (1,470 kg). Its 3.8-liter, twin-turbo flat-six makes 700 horsepower and 551 pound-feet (750 Nm) and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch (PDK) gearbox, which sends energy to the rear axle. The 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) dash ought to occur in 2.6 seconds, whereas the highest pace is 213 mph (342 km/h). It’s price mentioning that Porsche’s engine hangs over the rear axle, which may give it a bonus off the road. Let’s see if it does.

The Drag Race

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If that’s all you need to see, skip to six: 14. After warming up their tires, all three vehicles line up for a standing begin drag race. The primary race was shut, particularly between second and third place. All three drivers agree that the McLaren 765LT is the toughest to launch of the three vehicles. Nevertheless, that didn’t cease it from profitable the primary race.

The 765LT took simply 10.1 seconds for the quarter-mile – 0.2 seconds slower than marketed. Subsequent was the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, with a quarter-mile time of 10.5 seconds -0.4 slower than marketed, and the Ferrari F8 Tributo was third, with a time of 10.6 seconds – additionally 0.4 slower than the official figures.

The Rolling Races

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The primary rolling race is in automated mode and within the vehicles’ most snug setting. Porsche kicked down the quickest permitting it to carry the lead till the half-mile. The McLaren, nevertheless, managed to cross it on the final second, ending first by way of the one-mile mark. The Ferrari was slowest to reply, and stayed in the back of the pack, till the top.

The second rolling race is, as soon as once more, from 50 mph (80 km/h), however this time in handbook mode and the vehicles’ sportiest setting. The outcomes have been just about the identical, solely this time, the McLaren took the lead from the very begin. The Porsche managed to maintain up for some time, however the lighter, extra highly effective McLaren finally pulled away, whereas the Ferrari was extra of a spectator, ending method behind the others.

The Brake Take a look at

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The brake check was carried out from 100 mph (161 km/h) versus the same old 70 mph (113 km/h). The heaviest automobile – the Porsche – really stopped the quickest. This time, the Ferrari beat the McLaren, which, regardless of its weight benefit, had the longest braking distance.

With that being stated, all three vehicles are poster-worthy, and selecting between all three purely for the race outcomes is lacking the primary level – sheer enjoyable. Swipe as much as watch the complete video.


Dim Angelov

Dim Angelov

Born in 1992, I come from a household of motoring fanatics. My ardour for vehicles was awoken on the age of six, once I noticed a Lamborghini Diablo SV in {a magazine}. After highschool I earned a grasp’s diploma in advertising and a Grasp of Arts in Media and Communications. Through the years, I’ve practiced and grow to be expert in precision driving and to this point have check pushed greater than 250 vehicles throughout the globe. Through the years, I’ve picked up primary mechanical information and have even taken half within the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Sort and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Dash. These days, I’ve taken a flowery to automotive images, and whereas trendy vehicles are my major ardour, I even have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, battle historical past, craft beer, historic weapons, and automobile restoration. In time, I plan my very own traditional automobile restoration and hope to earn my racing certificates, after which I anticipate to determine my very own racing crew.  Learn full bio

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