Five Fastest Street-Legal Porsches Ever Built
We love speed and in this article, you’ll find five incredible cars built by the blokes from Stuttgart. We’ll start the countdown with the ‘slowest’ of them.
5. 911 Turbo S
The 911’s design mantra has remained the same for more than five decades. With 580 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque, this machine can blast off from standstill to 100km/h in 2.9 seconds! Power goes from its 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat six to all four wheels.
4. Carrera GT
600 ponies at your beck and call. One of the most loved creations, this 5.7-litre aspirated V10 machine packs a punch like no other. Only 1,270 units were ever built and it is one the most sought-after modern classics around.
3. 959 S
A supercar that had all the technological requirements and was able to outshine any car on the planet in its heyday. Originally built for the famous (or infamous) Group B rallying scene, it was later made into a road-legal production car. The car is also known as the “Gates 959”, made famous by its 13-year storage by the US customs before the model had the United States Department of Transportation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s approval.
2. 911 GT2 RS
Track-day hunting had never been sooooo good. The 3.8-litre, 700-hp twin-turbo flat-six drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. 0-100 km/h is done in 2.7 seconds, with speeds up to 340 km/h! It is the fastest ever 911 to a record lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Nothing left to say.
1. 918 Spyder
In Porsche’s own words: Pure Energy.
Exuding an imposing presence, it is number one on the list. With 887 horsepower, the top speed on this is a blistering 345km/h. It is said that this car transformed the future of Porsche. If it can do that, it deserves to be numero uno or rather, ‘nummer eins’