Since its release, it has already been established that the latest Porsche 911 Turbo S is the brand’s fastest version to date. We’ve seen it beat a lot of cars in straight-line acceleration, including much more powerful supercars.
But what can the Porsche 911 Turbo S do this time around? Once again the UK site Carwow lines up the Stuttgart coupe, but this time up against a KTM Red Bull MotoGP bike and a KTM road bike. Are these two Austrian superbikes fast enough to beat the 911?
Let’s start with the numbers. The 992-generation Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine developing 650 horsepower (478 kilowatts) and 800 Newton-meters of torque. These figures allow the 911 Turbo S to reach 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.7 seconds.
On the other hand, KTM’s road bike here is the Super Duke R 1290 Evo. With a 1301cc V-twin engine between the legs, it can produce up to 180bhp (134kW) and 140Nm of torque. It’s much less powerful than the 911, but it’s also much lighter!
The KTM Red Bull MotoGP bike, on the other hand, is another beast. Powered by a V4 engine that develops 270 hp (201 kW) and 120 Nm of traction, it is even lighter than the road bike and benefits from aerodynamic elements.
Given these numbers, which vehicle do you think won the competition in a straight line? Can the 911 Turbo S maintain its status as the fastest 911 to date? Can the Super Duke R 1290 Evo overcome its aerodynamic disadvantage? Or can the MotoGP rider overtake them effortlessly?