The new Porsche 911 Turbo S has taken the drag racing world by storm, showing that it’s fast enough to give serious headaches to even the most established names – the kind who immediately ask to be called “supercars” if you dare use any other descriptor when addressing them.
The two cars we have here are not coupons, but the slightly heavier Cabriolet version. Since both the soft top and the cabin share the same generous specifications ̵
The coupe is known for being able to dip into the very high nines from time to time, although more often than not it is content with the ultra low tens. The convertible, on the other hand, feels right at home in the mid-tens, and that is what we can also expect from it here, because it is a dedicated tow strip with a nice surface.
As we have said in the title, the trick is that one of the two 911 Cabrios is tuned. There is nothing spectacular: just new engine mapping and downspouts. Unfortunately, the owner had not put the Porsche on a dyno, so we can not know exactly how much more power it puts out. If we were to guess, we would say that there is a place in the area of 100 hp.
This means that the winner is never in doubt, the real question is whether the modified 911 Turbo S can cause problems for other models such as the McLaren 720S or Ferrari F8 Tributo. We will get the answers soon, but in the meantime you can watch the Cabriolet race against time while you have another Turbo S driving in the track next to it.