Professional racing driver Romain Dumas set a new altitude world record at the peak (22,093 feet) of the west ridge of the Ojos del Salado volcano in Chile on December 2. He drove a heavily modified Porsche 911 running on eFuels and was supported by an international team consisting of members from Chile, France, Germany, the United States, Canada as well as Switzerland.
Top Gear’s Tom Ford pits the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato against a Porsche 911 Dakar in the ultimate off-road supercar test. First up, the Sterrato is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.2L V10 engine making 601 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to hit 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds.
Most auto enthusiasts know that the legendary Porsche 918 Spyder is a plug-in hybrid supercar powered by a 4.6L V8 engine, along with two electric motors, that generate a combined 875 hp and 944 lb-ft of torque. That may sound quick on paper, but how does it stack up against a Red Bull rallycross car in a drag race?
Auto enthusiasts might favor the Porsche 911 GT3 RS in a drag race against the BMW M3 CS, but power wise, they appear to be quite equal. Starting things off, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS packs a rear-mounted, 4.0L flat-6 engine making 518 hp and 342 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox.
Introduced during Monterey Car Week, the Ruf CTR3 Evo is the automaker’s most powerful vehicle yet. It comes equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.8L flat-six engine making 789 hp and 730 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, enabling it to hit 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, while topping out at 236 mph.