So, what’s quicker over a mile drag race (1.6km); a spanking new Lamborghini Aventador or a Switzer Porsche 911 Turbo tuned to 699kW? DragTimes has just put together another one of its epic races to find out.
In the Italian corner, weighing in at 1575kg, the Lamborghini Aventador produces 515kW and 690Nm from its 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine. Thanks to all-wheel drive, the factory 0-100km/h time is just 2.9 seconds.
In the German corner, weighing in at around 1595kg, the Switzer Performance Porsche 911 Turbo produces an almighty 699kW (950PS) thanks to a heavily tuned 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat six. From the factory, the 911 Turbo (with PDK auto) is able to cover 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds.
Place your bets…
As you might have guessed, the Switzer Porsche trumped the big V12 Lambo in the long run. The Aventador did mange to get off to a better start in the wet conditions though. It also managed an 11.3-second quarter mile in the wet.
But that Porsche, what a machine. Anything that does the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds in the wet deserves praise.