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It's Seemingly Impossible to Break a Porsche 911 Turbo

Computers are to thank for that.

The Porsche 911 has long held the rightly earned reputation of being the ideal every day sports car that can also take a beating. But now that we’re in the age of the computerized car, the latest 911 Turbo S is fully equipped with the latest electronic gizmos. Along with its dual-clutch PDK gearbox, the 560 horsepower Turbo S also has launch control, a feature which provides drivers with ideal acceleration from a standstill.

They don’t have to do a thing other than press the right buttons and hit the gas. So how reliable is this system? Can it handle 50 back-to-back launches without a single glitch? That’s exactly what Road & Track wanted to find out. This video is just more proof that the human touch, like shifting, may soon become completely pointless.

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