Ferrari F12berlinetta Drag Races Porsche 911 Turbo S, takes a serious hit
The streak begins with the F12berlinetta lined up against an F12tdf, but things get a little more interesting when the Porsche 911 Turbo S joins in the fun. Based on horsepower ratings alone, the F12berlinetta should win this battle, but we all know drag racing isn’t that simple.
At 730 hp and 509 lb-ft (690 Nm) of torque, the F12berlinetta packs a punch. And the naturally aspirated V12 sounds downright amazing. Powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six, the 991 Turbo S hits the asphalt with “just” 552 horsepower and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque, but the German coupe has a few things up its sleeve. .
The all-wheel drive system is one of them, but the 911 Turbo S also weighs 163 kg (360 pounds) less than the Ferrari.
The Porsche takes the lead as soon as the flags signal it’s time to go and it doesn’t look back. The gap keeps growing towards the finish line and even though there is no ET chart for good timing, it’s pretty obvious that the 911 Turbo S wins with a big gap.
Not bad for a sports car that was priced under $ 200,000 when new versus a Ferrari that ordered over $ 300,000.
But although it is significantly faster than the F12berlinetta, the 991 Turbo S is no match for the McLaren Senna. The British supercar joins the race just after the Ferrari is beaten and gives the Porsche a taste of its own medicine. Far from surprising given that the Senna packs a twin-turbo V8 good for a whopping 789 horsepower and weighs almost 300 pounds (136 kg) less than the 911.