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The 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Is The Fastest Accelerating Car On The Planet

We bet you never saw that coming.

The latest incarnation of Porsche's 911 Turbo S is a monster of a car, which is, of course, expected. It's the flagship of the range and that means it's packed with all the latest tech the automaker has. There is a Porsche higher up on the rung, but that's more of a track-focused car that would see you needing a kidney replacement if you decided to use it as a daily driver. With it being so strong, every publication and website has given it a good thrashing, and Motor Trend found out something quite interesting about it.

The Turbo S comes with 580 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque and Porsche claimed the car could get to 60 mph in a blistering 2.9 seconds. Motor Trend did it's own testing on the car and they managed to shave a few tenths off of that time getting it there in 2.5 seconds. This feat puts the Turbo S in the top nine fastest cars list, a list that features some rather special cars, among them the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder. These are the only two cars that hit 60 faster than the Turbo S during testing by posting a time of 2.4 seconds. So you could say the car was outclassed to that benchmark 60 mph speed that everyone uses to proclaim the awesomeness of a car's performance.

If we chop 10 mph off that magical benchmark speed and measure the performance in different increments like Motor Trend does, it's a bit of a different story when you look at the numbers. From 0-30 mph, 0-40 mph and 0-50 mph nothing tested to date is quicker than the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S. The Porsche reaches these speeds in 0.9, 1.3 and 1.8 seconds respectively. The Spyder was measured at 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0 and the LaFerrari measure in at 1.1, 1.6 and 1.9. Here's the best bit: "Porsche’s meaty rear 305/30ZR20 103Y Pirelli P Zero N1’s grabbed asphalt so effectively that the 911’s front wheels temporarily left the grounds our tester tried to correct for the car’s wayward heading." Awesome.

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