Porsche 911 Carrera S Drag Races Camaro ZL1 With Surprising Results


We know what you’re thinking. Why race two cars from such dissimilar genres? The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the pinnacle of performance in the Camaro line, packing a massive supercharged V8 with gobs of power and torque. Meanwhile, the Porsche 911 Carrera S is low in the 911 pecking order with modest power and a penchant for preferring corners over straightaways.

It’s true that the ‘Maro enjoys a considerable power advantage in this matching. On paper, it offers 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) to just 443 hp (330 kW) from the 911. Even with the 911’s considerable weight advantage of over 500 pounds, that’s a big deficit to overcome. However, there’s more to the paper matchup than just a power difference. Interestingly, both cars boast similar performance metrics for sprints to 60 mph and through the quarter-mile. It seems Porsche makes better use of its…

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