German luxury automaker, Porsche is renowned for its sports car. But which of the sports car manufacturer’s models is the fastest? Recently Porsche found five of its fastest road legal model by using a test track with an approximately eight-kilometre straight, high-speed banked corner and total length of 21 kilometres. Here are five fastest road legal Porsches:
5. Porsche 911 Turbo S
The first to appear is the Porsche 911 Turbo S – a sports car that masters the balancing act between everyday driveability and breathtaking acceleration. Its 3.8-litre turbo horizontally opposed engine in the rear produces 580hp. Speeds of over 300km/h are no problem for this high-performance athlete.
4. Porsche Carrera GT
The 911 is subsequently overtaken by none other than the Carrera GT. Its 612hp V10 engine accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in a mere 3.9 seconds, emphasising the racing genes of this legendary super sports car. It is also the first standard-production vehicle whose monocoque chassis and subframe are made entirely of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).
3. Porsche 959 S
In the mid-1980s, the Porsche 959 was the first model to be nicknamed “super sports car”. The reason: a 2.8-litre six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine made the 959 the world’s fastest sports car. The 959 S took this to yet another level. The 29 units produced generated even more power - up to 515hp.
2. Porsche 911 GT2 RS
This two-time Nürburgring-Nordschleife recordholder is pure motorsport for the road, and also demonstrates its strengths on the long straights. The 700hp slumbering within its 3.2-litre horizontally opposed engine catapult the driver from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.
1. 918 Spyder
The 918 Spyder shows just what its combined hybrid power of 887hp can achieve. With an acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in only 2.6 seconds, it’s no surprise that the 918 Spyder wins this Top 5 ranking.