Can a stock Porsche 992 911 Turbo S compete against some high-minded rivals in a drag race? To find out the team at carwow assembled a modified Audi RS3 and BMW M5 to see if these tuned vehicles can beat the legendary 911 Turbo S. Will OEM reliability prevail over aftermarket tuner aspirations?
The Porsche 992 911 Turbo S is one of the most impressive petrol-powered cars ever built. Thanks to the powerful 8-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, four-wheel drive and 640 horsepower (477 kilowatts) twin-turbo flat-6, the Porsche 911 Turbo S is capable of impressive acceleration. Porsche claims a 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.6 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph.
All of these impressive figures are backed by a Porsche factory warranty and decades of engineering that make them easily repeatable. The Porsche 91
Enter the Audi RS3, which is the most affordable RS product offered by Audi. This introductory Audi RS product uses a turbocharged inline-5 that provides 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) in stock. With some fitted mods, e85 fuel and a melody from Eventuri, the RS3 mentioned in today’s video provides 800 horsepower (596 kilowatts). This power is conducted through a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and reaches the ground via the Audi Quattro four-wheel drive system.
If Audi is not for you, could we interest you in a BMW M5 with 1000 horsepower (745 kilowatts)? Sure, the BMW M5 Competition’s 617 horsepower (460 kilowatts) is impressive, but for some it’s never enough. The BMW M5 can be a pretty big luxury sedan, but there’s nothing any extra power can’t fix.
Can these highly modified cars knock out the Porsche 911 Turbo S? As we find out, you can find extra power and performance in the aftermarket, but repeatability where stock cars really shine.