The Aventador SVJ has more power but the 911 GT2 RS has less weight and a quick-shifting PDK.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is stealing all the spotlight, but that doesn't mean you should forget about the 911 GT2 RS. At one point, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS was the king of the Nurburgring when it set a record lap time in 2017, before the crown was taken by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
Both cars have since been beaten by the Mercedes-AMG Black Series, which holds the current Nurburgring lap record with a time of six minutes and 43.616 seconds. To give them another chance to shine, Daniel ABT pitted a 911 GT2 RS against an Aventador SVJ Roadster in a series of drag races in his latest YouTube video. Here's how these two track weapons compare.
Powering the Aventador SVJ Roadster is a 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 producing 759 hp and 530 lb-ft of torque. The 911 GT2 RS, on the other hand, is motivated by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six generating 690 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. While the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has more power and more traction thanks to its all-wheel-drive setup, the 911 GT2 RS is around 220 pounds lighter and has more torque.
The GT2 RS also has a quick-shifting seven-speed PDK transmission, whereas the Aventador SVJ has a single-clutch transmission. On paper, the GT2 RS will sprint from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds, while the Aventador SVJ Roadster is 0.2 seconds slower off the line according to Lamborghini.
In the first race from a standing start, the Aventador SVJ's superior traction and advanced aerodynamics help it defeat the 911 GT2 RS. Although the race was surprisingly close towards the end, Abt struggled to launch off the line without spinning the rear wheels. In the first run, 0-60 mph in the GT2 RS took 3.8 seconds, falling far short of its potential.
In the second run, the GT2 RS gets a much better launch on warmer tires, enabling it to beat the Aventador SVJ by a huge margin without breaking a sweat - a respectable achievement considering it has RWD. To decide the winner, both cars take part in a rolling drag race. Which car is the winner? You'll have to watch the video to find out.