Who would win in a drag race between a Porsche GT2 RS and a Lamborghini Aventador S? Watch this video to find out.
When Porsche unveiled the GT2 RS last year, it was to the shock and awe of the entire motoring world. Here was the most powerful 911 ever made, with a 3.8-L twin-turbo flat-six and 690 hp (and 550 lb-ft of torque). Power was properly delivered to the rear wheels through a state of the art 7-speed dual-clutch transmission since Porsche’s older gearboxes couldn’t handle the immense power.
The Lamborghini Aventador S is a good car, certainly, but it has since been eclipsed by it’s newest and greatest brother, the Aventador SVJ, now the fastest car to circle the Nurburgring. But the older S model is still no slouch with a 6.5-L naturally aspirated V12 engine producing 730 hp and 509 lb-ft. A single-clutch automated transmission was used for the S in order to save weight, which means shift speed does suffer somewhat.
Lining the two cars up side-by-side is a decent matchup on paper. Both can do zero to sixty in less than 3 seconds, with the Porsche edging out the Lambo slightly. The Aventador has AWD to help it get off the line faster, but the Porsche is 800 lbs light. An extra 40 horsepower on the Lamborghini is probably not quite enough to make up for the extra two sumo wrestlers it has in the back seat, but maybe the all-wheel-drive will save the day.
Unfortunately, YouTuber Luke isn’t familiar with the Aventador’s launch control, or drag racing in general. In his race against the Porsche, he gets demolished not even a second off the line. His friend in the GT2 RS simply pulls away handily off the line and keeps accelerating to eventually take the checkered flag at the end of the Swiss runway.
It should be noted that the race would likely have been much closer had the Aventador been driven by an experienced driver, and if the race had continued indefinitely the Aventador would have retaken the lead thanks to its higher top speed.
But Porsche has a real winner with their GT2 RS. It’s too bad Lamborghini made the Aventador SVJ and stole their King of the Ring crown.