The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the 991-generation Porsche 911 Turbo S are more similar than you think. Both are grand-tourers with two doors and gobs of power. And while the Porsche can keep up with modern exotics in the corners, both cars are massively capable at the drag strip. And, as it turns out, they set very similar (and very quick) times in the quarter-mile.
The DragTimes YouTube channel was on the scene at Palm Beach International Raceway to film a handful of drag races between a black Turbo S coupe and a bright yellow Demon. Neither car was stock, the 911 rocking an aftermarket exhaust and a tune, the Demon sporting aftermarket wheels and a set of drag slicks. Both cars are running on race gas.
In the first of four races, the 911 gets a better start than the Demon and walks away with a tight win. In the next two races, it’s the Demon that gets the better start, able to hold out all the way to the finish. In the final race, both cars get impressive starts, but it’s the 911 that pulls away ever so slightly to squeeze out a victory. Both cars are able to break into the nine-second range time and time again. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.