Drag race: Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Superbikes
The latest-and greatest Porsche 911 Turbo S is a formidable racer that easily outperforms many supercars at the drag strip, even those with more muscle. But does it stand a chance against a superbike? Carwow brought a KTM Red Bull MotoGP and a KTM Super Duke R Evo to the quarter-mile stretch to find out.
Some numbers first. The new 911 Turbo S utilizes a 3.7-liter flat-six turbo engine rated at 650 PS (641 hp / 478 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. This kind of power enables it to conclude the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 2.4 seconds.
Powering the road-legal KTM is a 1,301cc engine good for 185 PS (182 hp / 136 kW) and 140 Nm (103 lb-ft) of torque. It may not seem like much, but the numbers are plenty enough for a bike that weighs a small fraction of what a sports car usually does.
Rounding off the trio is a KTM Red Bull MotoGP racing bike that packs 275 PS (271 hp / 202 kW) and weighs even less than its road-legal relative.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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