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It's slow. 0-100 is only 10s? 1/4mi in 12.6s?

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Road test results seem to be so subjective as to be almost meaningless. Comparing one magazine to another, and then trying to correct for temperature, tire pressure, driver weight, humidity, track friction, etc., etc., is very difficult. C&D Porsche 911 Reviews - Porsche 911 Price, Photos, and Specs - Car and Driver obtained the following results for a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera PDK, with 370 hp, 331 lbs ft., and a weight of 3303 lbs. 0-60 in 3.7. 0-100 in 8.5, and 1/4 mile in 11.9, at 118. Compare to the figures quoted for the Evora 400 manual, with 400 hp, 302 lbs ft, and a weight of 3200 lbs.: 0-60 in 4.2 (I believe Lotus claim IPS is slightly faster now?), 0-100 in 10.0, and quarter mile in 12.6 at 111.

The Porsche provides more torque and probably at a lower RPM, but still, these seem like substantially better figures for not that much more torque, and lower HP, which you would think might start to come into play somewhat in the 1/4? Better Cd?
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Most companies over state their values while Porsche seems to be more conservative.
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Most companies over state their values while Porsche seems to be more conservative.
True. Porsche claims 0-60 in 4.2 for the PDK, so 3.7 is considerably better. My thought was also that with fairly similar specs, the performance difference was quite substantial.
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Heavy thing compared to typical but damn it looks beautiful!
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