Now that you’ve seen our video of the 718 Cayman GT4 drive in Sepang, check this one out – where Porsche has pitted its electric Taycan Turbo against its 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 Cup car!
The Taycan Turbo makes 680 hp and 850 Nm while the GT3 Cup has an output of 485 hp and 480 Nm from a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat six engine. As for the 911 GT3 RS, it has more horsepower than the Cup car but less torque, at 520 hp and 469 Nm.
The shootout took place at the Sandown International Raceway in Melbourne, Australia with the cars driven by Australian race car drivers Luke Youlden (Taycan Turbo) and Tony D’Alberto (GT3 Cup) and New Zealand race car driver Chris Pither (GT3 RS).
The 991-generation GT3 Cup Car cup will no doubt have the upper hand in high-speed stability and through the corners, with that big wing and all its aerodynamic aids, but the Taycan Turbo should have a strong advantage on the straights.
The cars went through two different tests; the Speed Comparison and a drag race. In the first test, the Taycan Turbo set off first, the GT3 RS second, and the GT3 Cup car last. The aim is for the first two to pull a gap from the Cup car, while it tries to catch up and overtake both before the end of one lap.
Can the GT3 Cup car do it? Or will Porsche’s electric sedan run away with this? Watch and find out!
Speaking of the Taycan, there’s now a new RWD model in Malaysia to go with the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S launched in September last year. Check it out here!