See what happens when the brand new 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera RS takes on a Nissan GT-R Nismo, an Audi R8 V10 Performance, and a BMW M850i.
Carwow has brought us a lot of great supercar race videos, but this one is a little bit special. It features the brand new 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera RS--the first of the 992 series--and slots it against some of the biggest and baddest supercars in the business.
First, we have the Nissan GT-R. In NISMO form, the GT-R loses some weight thanks to a carbon fiber diet and gains almost 30 horsepower so its 3.8-L twin-turbo V6 engine produces 591 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty takes just 2.5 seconds, according to Nissan, while top speed is measured at 196 mph.
Next to it is an Audi R8 V10 Performance. After giving the aging R8 yet another facelift, it gets a few more horses to reach 611 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in just 3.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 205 mph. It also weighs roughly 200 lbs less than the Nissan.
Next to that is the BMW M850i. This one is the odd car out as it’s more of a luxury sedan than a real speedster, but it still has plenty of power from its 4.4-L twin-turbo V8--523 hp, to be exact. As the xDrive model, this car comes with all-wheel-drive and can launch from zero to sixty in 3.7 seconds.
Finally, we have the new Porsche 911 Carrera RS. The latest iteration of the 911s comes with a 3.0-L twin-turbo flat-six engine with 444 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed through an 8-speed dual-clutch to all of its four wheels (although a RWD option is available) and can launch from zero to sixty in just 3.4 seconds.
Carwow takes the Carrera RS and company in drag and rolling races and then performs a break test. We’d put our money on the Nissan, but the Carrera is brand new and untested. Check out the video above to see how these cars stack up.