Roll race only?
Few things are more enjoyable than a heads-up drag race between two incredibly powerful vehicles. Aside from the obvious instant gratification of the sport, it’s also a great way to measure performance. That’s why Hennessey recently staged a race between the latest Porsche 911 Turbo S and the shop’s own 1,000 horsepower (746 kilowatt) Ford Mustang GT500.
In replicating a realistic scenario – and eliminating the traction variable from the equation – both vehicles start from a 50 miles per hour (80 kilometers per hour) roll. Rather unsurprisingly, the pony car sprints to an easy victory over the quarter-mile competition. As a small consolation to Porsche fans, we’d be remiss not to mention that both presenters are aware that this isn’t necessarily a fair fight between the two. For the full story and video, check out this article from Motor 1.