TEASER. Porsche 911 Turbo S vs McLaren 12C

TEASER VIDEO. crankandpiston.com pits the new Porsche 911 Turbo S up against the McLaren 12C Spider where they both belong, the mountains twisties.  


The news that production of the McLaren 12C would come to an end this year – in the wake of 650S hysteria – came as no real surprise to anyone, least of all crankandpiston.com’s James Davison.

It also came as no real shock when early reports flooded in concerning the new 991 Turbo S, critics the world over raving about that mighty 560hp being pummelled through Porsche’s twin-turbocharged flat-six.

But when faced with a mountain road, which would truly be the eye-opener? Could the 12C prove that even after five years it still had what it takes to shake off the opposition, or would the 911 Turbo S demonstrate Porsche’s step into true supercar territory? There was really only one way to find out.

You can read crankandpiston’s feature on the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the McLaren 12C Spider very soon. For now though, we thought you might enjoy this teaser…

Porsche 991 Turbo S
Engine: Flat-six / twin-turbo / 3800cc
Power: 560hp @ 6500–6750rpm
Torque: 516lb ft @ 2100–4250rpm
Transmission: Seven-speed Doppelkupplung (PDK) with controlled rear locking differential / all-wheel drive
Front suspension: Strut suspension (MacPherson type, Porsche opti- mised) with wheels independently suspended by transverse links longitudinal links and struts / cylindrical coil springs with internal dampers / electromechanical power steering
Rear suspension: Multi-link suspension with wheels independently suspended on five links / cylindrical coil springs with coaxial internal dampers / active rear-wheel steering
Brakes: Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) / dual-circuit brake system with separate circuits for front and rear axles / Porsche Stability Management (PSM) / vacuum brake booster / brake assistant / electric duo-servo parking brake / auto-hold function / six-piston 410mm x 36mm (front) / four-piston 390mm x 32mm (rear)
Wheels: 9J x 20 (front) / 11.5J x 20 (rear)
Tyres: 245/35 ZR20 (front) / 305/30 ZR20 (rear)
Weight (serving): 1605kg
0-100kph: 3.1sec
Top speed: 318kph
McLaren 12C Spider
Engine: V8 / Twin Turbo / 3799cc
Power: 625hp @ 7500rpm
Torque: 442lb ft @ 3000-7000rpm
Transmission: Seven-speed automatic SSG / rear-wheel drive
Front suspension: ProActive Chassis Control
Rear suspension: ProActive Chassis Control
Brakes: Cast iron discs with forged aluminium hubs / 370mm (front) / 350mm (rear)
Wheels: 19in x 8.5in J (front) / 20in x 11in J (rear)
Tyres: 235/35 R19 (front) / 305/30 R20 (rear) / Pirelli P Zero
Weight (serving): 1376kg
0-100kph: 3.1sec
Top speed: 328kph

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