EVs might neuter the appeal of combustion performance cars, but automakers continue to refine gasoline engines. They’re making them more powerful and efficient than ever before, with plenty of makes and models offering supercar levels of power to the masses. So it’s not that strange when the top-tier Porsche 911 Turbo S can hold its own against something as sinister as the McLaren 765LT, as a new Carwow video demonstrates.
This isn’t an entirely fair comparison, though. The 911 is down on power and up on weight, but it does blast all of its 650 hp (484 kW) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque through an all-wheel-drive system. Porsche uses a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six. The McLaren, which makes 765 hp (570 kW) and 626 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, only spins the rear wheels. This gives the heavier 911 – by 300 kilograms (661 pounds) – a small advantage.
For the video from Car Wow and full story, check out this article from Motor 1.