The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid takes on the 911 Turbo S. Can the tremendous sedan out-muscle the Turbo?
A number of months in the past, the parents over at Autocar pitted an Audi R8 V10 towards a Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid in a drag race. On the finish of the quarter-mile, the Panamera completely crushed the Audi. On this video, the Panamera is again once more to tackle a brand new challenger: the 911 Turbo S. Having extra energy than the R8, it’s fascinating to search out out if the Panamera can win once more.
With regards to all-out acceleration, the 911 Turbo S is difficult to beat with its three.Eight-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six that places out 580 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. It definitely doesn’t pack the punch of the Panamera. With its four.Zero-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and electrical motor, the tremendous sedan makes 680 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque. The largest issue is the burden distinction between the 2. The Panamera sits at a hefty 5,315 kilos whereas the 911 solely weighs three,515 lbs. It’s too near name simply by wanting on the numbers.
Each had been put into launch mode to get the very best begin doable. As soon as the flag dropped, the Panamera and 911 every received off to a implausible begin, and all through the race the 911 was by no means greater than a few automotive lengths.
That’s proper: the Panamera misplaced the race, although it’s nonetheless a brilliant sedan that shouldn’t be taken evenly. The 911 crossed the road in 10.Eight seconds whereas the Panamera clocked 11.four seconds. The very fact the Panamera was lower than a second behind the 911 speaks volumes. For now, the 911 S is the king of the quarter-mile between these two siblings, however not by a lot.