The new Porsche 911 Turbo S was subjected to a quick lap of the Hockenheim GP by SportAuto’s Christian Gebhardt, who managed to post a time faster than some seriously expensive machines.
At the end of the run, the new 911 Turbo S posted an unofficial 1:47.80. This might not mean much, but according to FastestLaps, it was quicker than the million-dollar 918 Spyder, which completed the course in 1:48.50.
The 2021 911 Turbo S was also quicker than the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, Lamborghini Huracan Evo and 911 GT2 RS, which did it in 1:48.00, 1:49.00 and 1:49.10 respectively. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ was half a second quicker with the same driver at the helm, who also drove the Ferrari 488 Pista and McLaren Senna across the finish line in 1:45.90 and 1:40.79.
Unveiled earlier this spring, the new 911 Turbo S is 110 lbs (50 kg) heavier than its predecessor, but also 69 HP (70 PS / 52 kW) more powerful. It packs a new 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six that pumps out 641 HP (650 PS / 478 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque and is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that directs power to both axles.
The 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint takes just 2.7 seconds and the 120 mph (193 km/h) mark is hit in 8.9 seconds. Top speed stands at 205 mph (330 km/h) if you can find a straight long enough, while U.S. pricing starts at $203,500 for the Coupe and $216,300 for the Cabriolet.[embedded content]