991 Carrera S Bests 997 Turbo on the Ring

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Porsche puts its lap time where its mouth is with the latest generation of 911.

When the new 991-generation 911 Carrera S made its debut at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche said that the new Carrera S would be a faster model than the Turbo model of the 997-era 911 it replaced. It seemed like an incredible claim, considering the power gap, but the Stuttgart-based automaker has proven the bold claim true as racing driver Timo Kluck put down an impressive lap time of 7:37.9 at the Nurburgring. That makes it two seconds faster than the previous Turbo, leaving us salivating over the thought of how fast the new 991 Turbo will prove itself on the Nordschleife.

The new 911 Carrera S is powered by a 400-horsepower, 3.8-liter version of Porsche's signature flat-six. Mated to a PDK gearbox, the Carrera S can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 188 mph. Hold on to your hats for the Turbo and GT3 versions to arrive in due course.

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