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The Porsche 911 is a proven beast – here it takes on two different cars capable of very high speeds.
YouTube channel Carwow brings another cool drag racing video, and this time Matt and the others want to find out which would ace the quarter-mile: a 1,100-horsepower Nissan GT-R, a Rallycross EV that rocked Goodwood FOS 2022, or a Porsche 911 Turbo S?
It’s going to be a drag race with three very different cars so yes, it’s a lot of fun. So let’s see which car wins, why, and how.
Matt begins by introducing the cars, beginning with the Porsche 911 Turbo S that carries a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six putting out 650 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, mated to an all-wheel-drive, eight-speed gearbox. It has launch control and weighs in at 3,600+ pounds.
Then comes the Godzilla, the Nissan GT-R, which also has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 but with changed internals and upgrades.
It runs on normal fuel but jets out a whopping 1,100 horsepower and 937 lb-ft torque, on a six-speed AT, weighing in at 3,792 pounds.
Oliver then introduces his Nitro Rallycross EV that makes 820 horsepower, 664 lb-ft of torque, and weighs 3,527 pounds.
This electric car runs on four motors and has got gears as well as flappy paddles.
Each contender seems to be a beast, so now, it’s a race to the finish. Price-wise, the EV is already way ahead of the other two, even after the Nissan GT-R has tons of work done.
After the customary sound check that has the Porsche revving like butter, Oliver making all the noises for the Rallycross EV, and the Nissan GT-R revving like a beast, the first drag race is off.
Rather predictably, the Nissan GT-R is first to the finish line, followed very closely by the Rallycross, and then the Porsche. In the next go, the Rallycross EV is now on launch control and ends up last, with the Nissan GT-R winning by a hair over the Porsche.
In the last run, the Rallycross EV finally finished first, doing the quarter-mile in 10.1 seconds, with the Nissan GT-R following in 10.2 seconds and the Porsche coming in at 10.4 seconds.
Then, in a rolling race starting at 50 mph on automatic transmission, the Rallycross EV just shoots ahead, like a rocket, and even Matt’s best efforts can only put the GT-R second, with the Porsche 911 coming in third, predictably.
When the same race repeats with the cars locked in on their sportiest mode on automatic transmission, the Nissan GT-R beats the Rallycross by a smidge.
Finally, it’s the braking test from 100 mph, with the Rallycross and Porsche nearly neck-to-neck, with the former beating out the latter, marginally, but the GT-R being a massive loser.
Can't win them all, right?
Source: YouTube channel Carwow, Instagram page Carwow
Arun Singh Pundir has been a longtime media crackerjack and worked most of his life in sales and marketing. In 2018, he officially flipped and switched sides to the editorial. He lives with his wife, two rascally sons and is a car and motorcycle nut in his free time. Not that he has too much free time. He currently writes news, features, and listicles for HotCars on anything that has any number or kind of wheels. He is also penning pop culture, lifestyle and all things rich for TheRichest. For now, he considers his Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, Suzuki Ciaz, and Royal Enfield Classic 500, the three current flames of his life. His dream is to drive around the world; even if it takes more than eighty days.
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