Is this an unfair fight? We are talking about an entry-level Porsche 911 Carrera that faces the latest version, the race-inspired 911 GT3. With 502 horsepower (374 kilowatts) and less mass to carry, the GT3 has a huge performance advantage over the 379 hp (283 kW) Carrera. So yes, it is definitely an unfair struggle.
However, takeaway from this new one Carwow video is not how much faster GT3 is against Carrera. Rather, it’s a reminder of how damn good the ‘base’ Porsche 911 really is. Capable of 0-60 runs in under four seconds, the Carrera is not slow, and in the first side-by-side race, it gets a jump on the GT3 at launch. It can be difficult to control 502 right-handed horsepower, and at least for a little while Carrera was king. Even when the GT3 finally steamed past, it was not in a blur.
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The second race saw the GT3 get a better launch, and well, it ran was something of a one-sided affair. The GT3’s advantage is even greater on the first of two roller coasters with both cars in comfort mode. GT3’s racing character saw the transmission kick down much faster, leaving Carrera dead for a roll of 50 km / h.
However, it is a completely different story where both cars change manually. The Carrera holds bravely and for a brief moment you wonder if the GT3 will pull away at all. It does, but probably not as much as you would expect. And during braking, the Carrera almost matched the GT3’s stopping distance despite all its racing parts and lighter weight.
Yes, Carrera lost all its matchups with GT3. However, given the $ 60,000 price difference between trim levels, the base model 911 proves once again that it is, to a large extent, a satisfactory multi-level performance machine.