Porsche just lately took an instance of every era of the 911 Turbo to its expertise middle situated on the Hockenheimring racetrack in Germany, and allowed a few of its high racing drivers, previous and current, to battle it out in a drag race.
Given the efficiency variations between every of the automobiles, particularly between the unique 930-generation 911 Turbo of the 1970s and the extra fashionable examples together with immediately’s 992 era, there was by no means going to be a shock consequence.
Nonetheless, it is attention-grabbing to see how the efficiency of every era compares, in addition to to identify just a few acquainted faces. As an example, driving the 930 is present Porsche model ambassador and a number of Le Mans winner Mark Webber, whereas within the 992 is Olaf Manthey, founding father of Manthey Racing and a profitable racer himself.
Surprisingly, one other Porsche racing legend, Walter Röhrl, did not participate within the occasion, although he did take trip to pose with every era. Röhrl has shut ties with a number of generations of the 911 Turbo as he helped develop a few of them. The unique was additionally a dream automobile for him—a dream he was capable of fulfil in 1979 when he bought his personal instance. He notably likes the automobile’s flared fenders together with the Fuchs wheels and huge rear spoiler.
The present 992 era arrived earlier in 2020 as a 2021 mannequin. It is priced to start out from $172,150 and might be had in standard guise or spicier Turbo S guise. Peak energy for the 2 variations is 572 and 640 horsepower, respectively.