Can a stock Porsche 992 911 Turbo S address its battle against some strong-minded competitors in a drag race? To determine that the team at Carwow has put together a custom Audi RS3 and BMW M5 to see if these tuned vehicles can beat the legendary 911 Turbo S. Will OEM reliability triumph over the aspirations of the after-market tuner?
The Porsche 992 911 Turbo S is one of the most impressive petrol-powered vehicles ever built. Thanks to the powerful 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, four-wheel drive system and 640 horsepower (477 kilowatts), the Porsche 911 Turbo S is some impressive accelerometers. Porsche claims a time of 0 to 60 mph of only 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 911 Turbo S starts at $ 203,500, which is the price of a small house, which makes us wonder if you can achieve similar performance from a cheaper vehicle.
Import the Audi RS3, which is the cheapest RS product offered by Audi. This entry-level Audi RS product uses a turbocharged inline-5 that delivers 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts). Featuring some off-road modes, e85 fuel and a tune from Eventuri, the RS3 delivers 800 horsepower (596 kilowatts) in today’s video. This power is driven by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and reaches the ground via Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive system.
If Audi is not your thing, can we interest you in a 1 000 horsepower (745 kilowatt) BMW M5? Of course, the stock BMW M5 Competition’s 617 horsepower (460 kilowatts) is impressive, but for some, stock is never enough. The BMW M5 may be a big luxury sedan, but there is nothing that extra power can not handle.
Can these heavily modified cars eliminate the Porsche 911 Turbo S? As we can see, you can find extra power and performance on the aftermarket, but repeatability in where stock cars really shine.