You may know Daniel Abt as a member of the Abt family behind generations of tuned-in Audis. You may also know him as a Formula E driver in the past from the family’s Audi-backed team. You may even know him as the guy who was fired from that team for cheating in a sim race once before returning with another team later that season. In addition to all this, Daniel Abt is now the type of YouTube presence that takes exceptional cars to an airport, races them and records all times for future comparisons.
In his second drag race video in this series is the comparison between a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and a Porsche 91
911 GT2 RS are of course rear engines. While based on four-wheel drive Turbo S, it sacrifices it for rear-wheel drive in a laser-focused light trial. Everything comes out to create the fastest 911 ever made, a suitable headstone for the since departure 991 generation of the car. SVJ, meanwhile, is a radical move on the Aventador that combines Lamborghini’s now-standard four-wheel drive with a wild 770 horsepower in a track-focused package that leaves the company’s long-standing focus on road presence in favor of on-track excellence.
On paper, they are a better match for each other on a track than in a drag race. After all, the Lamborghini has two more drive wheels and 70 horsepower. In practice, as Abt and another driver found, Porsche holds more than its own.
After a failed start, Lamborghini jumped to an early lead on cold tires. Porsche caught up at the end to make a surprisingly close race. The abbot, who drove a Porsche, felt that Porsche could have been more competitive with heated tires, so he warmed them up and tried again. This time, the two cars had similar starts before the GT2 RS and the advanced PDK gearbox hit second gear, when Abt and Porsche withdrew, without looking back.
Both cars spent a lapse of 1/4 mile during the ten seconds on an untreated surface. In comparison, Abt’s previous drag races placed the current Panamera 4S E-Hybrid on the same surface in the middle of 11 seconds. Porsche may have won the day, but neither the 700-plus hp track monster can ever be considered anything less than thought-provokingly fast.
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