Porsche 911 Turbo S Drags Mustang, Charger, M5, Narrowly Avoids Disaster

Jun 18, 2024 2 min read
Porsche 911 Turbo S Drags Mustang, Charger, M5, Narrowly Avoids Disaster

It's a load of thrills!

The racing-focused ImportRace channel on YouTube recently shifted its usual venue from Island Dragway in Great Meadows, New Jersey, to Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The change in location was likely due to the exciting RaceMotive roll racing events hosted at MIR, which offer a series of thrilling roll-racing and drag-racing experiences from May through October.

RaceMotive, known for its diverse racing events at various venues like Pocono Raceway, Maple Grove Raceway, and New Jersey Motorsports Park, initially drew significant attention to Pocono with six scheduled events. However, the recent visit to MIR brought a fresh perspective and showcased the high-octane action that unfolded on the prepped track. The event featured drag and roll racing, street cars, bikes, a car show, and even a drifting exhibition, making it a comprehensive automotive spectacle.

The highlight of the day at MIR was a series of roll races featuring a white second-generation Acura NSX hybrid sports car. This NSX faced off against formidable opponents, including a crimson Chevrolet Camaro SS, a gray Ford Mustang GT, and a red Audi RS 3 sedan. While roll racing enthusiasts reveled in these battles, traditional drag racing fans were also treated to some intense quarter-mile digs.

One of the standout moments was a drag race featuring a 991.2 Porsche 911 Turbo S against three iconic adversaries. The first race pitted the Turbo S against a Ford Mustang GT. As the American muscle car started gaining ground on the Porsche, it almost lost control, narrowly avoiding a crash. The race concluded with the Porsche clocking a 10.25s run, far ahead of the Mustang's 12.47s, but the focus was on the fortunate escape from disaster.

Next, a silver Dodge Charger SRT attempted to take on the Porsche. The Charger jumped the gun with a red light start, marking a minus 0.52 reaction time. Even without the false start, the 911 Turbo S showcased its superiority, finishing with a 9.94s run compared to the Charger's 11.12s.

The final race saw a BMW M5 join the fray, albeit with its rear window inexplicably open. The improper setup resulted in a significant loss, with the M5 finishing at 11.09s while the Turbo S dominated with a 9.86s run.

The day's events at Maryland International Raceway highlighted the prowess of the Porsche 911 Turbo S, reaffirming its status as a formidable contender on the drag strip. Despite close calls and competitive opponents, the Turbo S demonstrated why it remains a benchmark in the world of high-performance sports cars.

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