F1 vs Moto GP vs 1400HP Porsche: DRAG RACE

Can a tuned Porsche 911 outrun a Formula 1 car and a Moto GP bike? You’re in the right place to find out!

Mat’s behind the wheel of a 991 generation Porsche 911 Turbo S for this race, and it’s been fettled by the folks at ES Motor. The engine has been fully built, upping the capacity from 3.8 litres to 4.2 litres, and it can put out 1,400hp to the wheels. However, it’s a touch damp out on the carwow runway today so it’s been reined in a bit to “just” 1,200hp.

Lining up next to the Porsche is Liam Lawson in the Red Bull RB8 Formula 1 car, the same one which took Sebastian Vettel to victory in the 2012 world championship. It’s powered by a 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated V8 with 800hp, which may seem like a massive deficit over the Porsche but it is significantly lighter than that car. It tips the scales at around 700kg, compared to around 1,700kg for the 911.

Finally then, let’s take a look at the two-wheeled offering. Taking the helm of the Red Bull KTM RC16 is none other than Dani Pedrosa. His bike has a 1,000CC V4 engine with 270hp, more than enough in a vehicle which weighs just 157kg and only has one wheel to put the power down.

The question is, can a road legal, daily drivable Porsche 911 really be a match for these two purpose-built racing machines? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!

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